Catalog Number: 4511
Alternate Names: mono-Methyl fumarate
Chemical Name: 2(E)-Butenedioic acid 1-methyl ester
Biological Activity
Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived-2)-like 2 (Nrf2) pathway activator. Also exhibits agonist activity at GPR109A. Primary metabolite of DMF (Cat. No. 4512).
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Antihepatotoxic activity of monomethyl fumarate isolated from Fumaria indica.
    Rao & Mishra
    J.Ethnopharmacol., 1998;60:207
  2. Fumarates promote cytoprotection of central nervous system cells against oxidative stress via the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 pathway.
    Scannevin et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2012;341:274
  3. Nicotinic acid- and monomethyl fumarate-induced flushing involves GPR109A expressed by keratinocytes and COX-2-dependent prostanoid formation in mice.
    Hanson et al.
    J.Clin.Invest., 2010;120:2910
  4. The psoriasis durg monomethylfumarate is a potent nicotinic receptor agonist.
    Tang et al.
    Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun., 2008;375:562
  5. Fumarate is an epigenetic modifier that elicits epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition
    Sciacovelli et al.
    Nature, 2016;537:544
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