Catalog Number: 2649
Chemical Name: 4-[[(3-Phenoxyphenyl)methyl]amino]benzenepropanoic acid
Biological Activity
Potent and selective agonist for the free fatty acid receptor FFA1 (GPR40) (pEC50 values are 7.32, < 4.3 and < 4.3 for FFA1, FFA2 and FFA3 receptors respectively). Inactive against a range of other GPCRs, kinases, proteases, integrins and PPARs. Potentiates glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in MIN6 cells (pEC50 = 6.14).
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
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    Store at RT
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Sold with the permission of GlaxoSmithKline
Background References
  1. Synthesis and activity of small molecule GPR40 agonists.
    Garrido et al.
    Bioorg.Med.Chem.Lett., 2006;16:1840
  2. Pharmacological regulation of insulin secretion in MIN6 cells through fatty acid receptor GPR40: identification of agonist and antagonist small molecules.
    Briscoe et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 2006;148:619
  3. Activation of ATP-sensitive potassium channels in rat pancreatic β-cells by linoleic acid through both intracellular metabolites and membrane receptor signalling pathway.
    Zhao and Chen
    J.Endocrinol., 2008;198:533

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  1. GPR120 is an omega-3 fatty acid receptor mediating potent anti-inflammatory and insulin-sensitizing effects.
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