Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate

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Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate | CAS No. 37558-16-0 | Protein Kinase C Activators
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Description: Protein kinase C activator
Alternative Names: PDBu

Chemical Name: (1aR,1bS,4aR,7aS,7bS,8R,9R,9aS)-1a,1b,4,4a,5,7a,7b,8,9,9a-Decahydro-4a,7b-dihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)-1,1,6,8-tetramethyl-5-oxo-1H-cyclopropa[3,4]benz[1,2-e]azulen-9,9a-diyl butanoic acid ester

Purity: ≥97%

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Citations (11)

Biological Activity

Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate is a protein kinase C activator. Induces contraction of vascular smooth muscle and inhibits MLC phosphatase (MLCP) in vascular smooth muscle. Activity does not alter intracellular Ca2+ concentration. Also inhibits the activity of Na+,K+ ATPase in OK cells.

For more information about how Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate may be used, see our protocol: Generation of β cells from hPSCs

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
Store at -20°C

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Citations for Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate include:

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  1. Pressure and stiffness sensing together regulate vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype switching.
    Authors: Gareth E Et al.
    Sci Adv  2022;8:eabm3471
  2. Do more with Less: Improving High Parameter Cytometry Through Overnight Staining.
    Authors: Oliver T Et al.
    Curr Protoc  2022;2:e589
  3. A booster dose enhances immunogenicity of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 in aged mice.
    Authors: Sarah C Et al.
    Med (N Y)  2021;2:243-262.e8
  4. Differential Regulation of ATP- and UTP-Evoked Prostaglandin E2 and IL-6 Production from Human Airway Epithelial Cells.
    Authors: Timothy S Et al.
    J Immunol  2021;207:1275-1287
  5. Neonatal-derived IL-17 producing dermal γδ T cells are required to prevent spontaneous atopic dermatitis.
    Authors: Nidhi Et al.
    Elife  2020;9
  6. A High-Resolution Method for Quantitative Molecular Analysis of Functionally Characterized Individual Synapses.
    Authors: Zoltan Et al.
    Cell Rep  2020;32:107968
  7. BCL-xL/BCL2L1 is a critical anti-apoptotic protein that promotes the survival of differentiating pancreatic cells from human pluripotent stem cells.
    Authors: Xavier Et al.
    Cell Death Dis  2020;11:378
  8. Mice Deficient in Nucleoporin Nup210 Develop Peripheral T Cell Alterations.
    Authors: Nieuwenhuijze Et al.
    Front Immunol  2018;9:2234
  9. Efficient generation of NKX6-1+ pancreatic progenitors from multiple human pluripotent stem cell lines.
    Authors: Nostro Et al.
    J Cell Biol  2015;4:591
  10. Endothelin-1 contributes to endothelial dysfunction and enhanced vasoconstriction through augmented superoxide production in penile arteries from Ins-resistant obese rats: role of ET(A) and ET(B) receptors.
    Authors: Sánchez Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2014;171:5682


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