Chemical Name: [4S-(4α,4aα,5aα,12aα)]-4,7-Bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a,tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide
Biological ActivityMinocycline hydrochloride is a tetracycline antibiotic. Displays neuroprotective, antiapoptotic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Acts as a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor; attenuates disease severity in mouse models of multiple sclerosis. Orally active and brain penetrant. Allows formation of extended pluripotent stem (EPS) cells in combination with CHIR 99021 (Cat.No. 4423), (S)-(+)-Dimethindene maleate (Cat.No. 1425) and human leukemia inhibitory factor.
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Derivation of pluripotent stem cells with in vivo embryonic and extraembryonic potency.
Yang et al.
Targeting leukocyte MMPs and transmigration: MinCyc as a potential therapy for multiple sclerosis.
Brundula et al.
MinCyc prevents the development of neuropathic pain, but not acute pain: possible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant mechanisms.
Padi and Kulkarni
MinCyc, a tetracy. derivative, is neuroprotective against excitotoxicity by inhibiting activation and proliferation of microglia.
Tikka et al.
Citations for Minocycline hydrochloride
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Single granule cells excite Golgi cells and evoke feedback inhibition in the cochlear nucleus.
Authors: Yaeger and Trussell
J Neurosci 2015;35:4741
MinCyc does not affect long-term potentiation in the anterior cingulate cortex of normal adult mice.
Authors: Song Et al.
Hum Mol Genet 2015;11:25
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I have used the antibiotic minocycline to impair activation of microglia in the brain of mice. This drug has anti-inflammatory properties that block microglial reactivity, which can be easily confirmed by expression of the CD68 protein. The drug was diluted in PBS and injected i.p. (75 mg/kg) in mice, twice a day, for 7 days. The image shows that microglial cells (stained for Iba1) do not express CD68 (in red) after treatment with minocycline.