Metformin hydrochloride

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Catalog Number:2864
Chemical Name:N,N-Dimethylimidodicarbonimidic diamide hydrochloride
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Biological Activity
Antidiabetic agent; lowers plasma glucose levels and improves insulin sensitivity. Inhibits hepatic gluconeogenesis via activation of the LKB1/AMPK pathway. Displays antiproliferative effects in cancer cell lines. Activates the aPKC-CBP pathway in neural precursors to promote neurogenesis. Activates autophagy.

Deuterated analog also available.

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    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 50 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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  1. Modification of tumour cell metabolism modulates sensitivity to Chk1 inhibitor-induced DNA damage.
    Authors: Massey
    Sci Rep  2017;7:40778
  2. Vitamin C alleviates aging defects in a stem cell model for Werner syndrome.
    Authors: Li Et al.
    Protein Cell  2016;7:478
  3. Development of telmisartan in the therapy of spinal cord injury: pre-clinical study in rats.
    Authors: Lin Et al.
    Nat Commun  2015;9:4709
  4. Dipeptide species regulate p38MAPK-Smad3 signalling to maintain chronic myelogenous leukaemia stem cells.
    Authors: Naka Et al.
    BMC Cancer  2015;6:8039
  5. A comparative analysis of inhibitors of the glycolysis pathway in breast and ovarian cancer cell line models.
    Authors: Xintaropoulou Et al.
    Oncotarget  2015;6:25677
  6. Suppression of experimental arthritis through AMP-activated protein kinase activation and autophagy modulation.
    Authors: Yan Et al.
    J Rheum Dis Treat  2015;1:5
  7. Cellular energy stress induces AMPK-mediated regulation of YAP and the Hippo pathway.
    Authors: Mo Et al.
    Nat Cell Biol  2015;17:500
  8. OxLDL induces endothelial dysfunction and death via TRAF3IP2: inhibition by HDL3 and AMPK activators.
    Authors: Valente Et al.
    Free Radic Biol Med  2014;70:117
  9. A cell-autonomous molecular cascade initiated by AMP-activated protein kinase represses steroidogenesis.
    Authors: Abdou Et al.
    Mol Cell Biol  2014;34:4257
  10. Activation of AMPK inhibits cervical cancer cell growth through AKT/FOXO3a/FOXM1 signaling cascade.
    Authors: Yung Et al.
    PLoS One  2013;13:327
  11. Comparative gene expression profiling of benign and malignant lesions reveals candidate therapeutic compounds for leiomyosarcoma.
    Authors: Edris Et al.
    Sarcoma  2012;2012:805614
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