Chemical Name: 3-Oxo-L-gulofuranolactone
Biological ActivityInhibitor of Cav3.2 channels (IC50 = 6.5 μM); displays no effect on Cav3.1 or Cav3.3 channels heterologously expressed in HEK 293 cells. Also enhances the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from mouse and human somatic cells by increasing reprogramming efficiency. Naturally occurring antioxidant.
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Vitamin C as an antioxidant: evaluation of its role in disease prevention.
Padayatty et al.
Molecular mechanisms of subtype-specific inhibition of neuronal T-type calcium channels by ascorbate.
Nelson et al.
Vitamin C enhances the generation of mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cells.
Esteban et al.
Cell Stem Cell, 2010;6:71
Citations for L-Ascorbic acid
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Anti-inflammatory activity of low molecular weight polysialic acid on human macrophages.
Authors: Shahraz Et al.
Cell Rep 2015;5:16800
Optimization of a cisplatin model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in mice: use of vitamin C and sodium bicarbonate pretreatments to reduce nephrotoxicity and improve animal health status.
Authors: Guindon Et al.
Mol Pain 2014;10:56
Generation of integration-free and region-specific neural progenitors from primate fibroblasts.
Authors: Lu Et al.
BMC Dev Biol 2013;3:1580
Ethanol-induced expression of ET-1 and ET-BR in liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and human endothelial cells involves hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha and microrNA-199.
Authors: Yeligar Et al.
J Immunol 2009;183:5232
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Homemade media for iPSC culture containing L-Ascorbic Acid at a final concentration of 50 ug/ml gives consistent results. Image shows Mapx-5 cell line, containing collagen IV mutations from an Alport Syndrome patient.