Catalog Number: 4231
Alternate Names: A-4166, Senaglinide
Chemical Name: N-[[4-(1-Methylethyl)cyclohexyl]carbonyl]-D-phenylalanine
Biological Activity
Kir6 (KATP) blocker. Exhibits in vitro tissue selectivity for pancreatic β-cell-type Kir6 channels over cardiovascular Kir6 channels; displays high affinity for SUR1/Kir6.2 channels. Hypoglycemic agent; stimulates insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells by increasing cytosolic Ca2+ concentration.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. The ability of a new hypoglycemic agent, A-4166, compared to sulphonylureas, to increase cytosolic Ca2+ in pancreatic beta-cells under metabolic inhibition.
    Fujitani et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 1997;120:1191
  2. Tissue selectivity of antidiabetic agent nateglinide: study on cardiovascular and β-cell KATP channels.
    Hu et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 1999;291:1372
  3. Nateglinide, a D-phenylalanine derivative lacking either a sulfonylurea or benzamido moiety, specifically inhibits pancreatic β-cell-type KATP channels.
    Chachin et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2003;304:1025
  4. N-(cyclohexylcarbonyl)-D-phenylalanines and related compounds. A new class of hypoglycemic agents.
    Shinkai et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1989;32:1436
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