Catalog Number: 4615
Chemical Name: 3,3,14,14-Tetramethylhexadecanedioic acid
Biological Activity
Free fatty acid 1 (FFA1/GPR40) receptor agonist; exhibits selectivity for FFA1 (GPR40) over GPR120. Also inhibits ATP citrate lyase; reduces intracellular triacylglycerol levels in muscle, inhibits lipogenesis and increases insulin sensitivity in rodents in vivo.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
  • Storage:
    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Novel selective ligands for free fatty acid receptors GPR120 and GPR40.
    Hara et al.
    Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch.Pharmacol., 2009;380:247
  2. MEDICA 16 inhibits hepatic acetyl-CoA carboxylase and reduces plasma triacylglycerol levels in insulin-resistant JCR:LA-cp rats.
    Atkinson et al.
    Diabetes, 2002;51:1548
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