Catalog Number: 3616
Chemical Name: (2R,6aS,12aS)-1,2,12,12a-Tetrahydro-8,9-dimethoxy-2-(1-methylethenyl)-[1]benzopyrano[3,4-b]furo[2,3-h][1]benzopyran-6(6aH)-one
Biological Activity
Mitochondrial electron transport chain inhibitor (IC50 = 1.7 - 2.2 μM at complex I). Inhibits NADH oxidation by cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum (IC50 = 3.4 nM). Commonly used pesticide and induces Parkinsonism in animal models. May also inhibit autophagy induction; blocks lysosomal degradation of autophagic vacuoles. Cell-permeable and brain penetrant.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 5 mM in ethanol
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. NADH oxidase activity of rat cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum regulates calcium-induced calcium release.
    Cherednichenko et al.
    Circ.Res., 2004;94:478
  2. Neurotoxicant-induced animal models of Parkinson's disease: understanding the role of rotenone, maneb and paraquat in neurodegeneration.
    Cell Tissue Res., 2004;318:225
  3. Pesticides and impairment of mitochondrial function in relation with the parkinsonian syndrome.
    Gomez et al.
    Front.Biosci., 2007;12:1079
  4. Rotenone inhibits autophagic flux prior to inducing cell death.
    Mader et al.
    ACS Chem.Neurosci., 2012;3:1063

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