Metformin hydrochloride

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AMPK Activators Small Molecule
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Description: Activator of LKB1/AMPK; antidiabetic agent

Chemical Name: N,N-Dimethylimidodicarbonimidic diamide hydrochloride

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Citations (11)
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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.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 20 mM in DMSO with gentle warming
Store at RT

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Citations for Metformin hydrochloride

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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 telmis. 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


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AMPK activation
By Anonymous on 01/30/2018
Species: Mouse

Used in brain slices to activate AMPK, but no effect on cell dynamic was found. No positive control was used though, so unsure if lack of effect is due to drug...

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