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Compound C, 6-[4-(2-Piperidin-1-ylethoxy)phenyl]-3-pyridin-4-ylpyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine, AMPK Inhibitor
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≥98% (HPLC)



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Dorsomorphin has been used:
  • as an inhibitor of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) to find the effects of trans-resveratrol on lipid mobilization in 3T3-L1 (a murine cell line of adipocytes) cells
  • as an AMPK inhibitor, to indicate the involvement of AMPK/mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) pathway in LRG (liraglutide) -induced autophagy
  • in the induction step, employed in in vitro differentiation of Friedreich′s ataxia (FRDA) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to neurospheres and neurons using ES (embryonic stem cell) media


5, 25 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Dorsomorphin is a selective inhibitor of Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling. It has been found to inhibit BMP signals required for embryogenesis and promoted significant neural differentiation from human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) lines. Dorsomorphin also acts as a potent, selective, reversible, and ATP-competitive inhibitor of AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase); Ki = 109 nM in the presence of 5 μM ATP and the absence of AMP).

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Molecular human reproduction, 23(3), 155-165 (2016-12-18)
Does bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) regulate connexin43 (Cx43) and modulate cell-cell communication in luteinized human granulosa cells? BMP2 decreases gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC) of luteinized human granulosa cells by down-regulating Cx43 expression through an activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)2/ALK3-mediated
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Scientific reports, 6, 23403-23403 (2016-03-22)
Accumulation of methylglyoxal (MG) contributes to glucotoxicity and mediates beta cell apoptosis. The molecular mechanism by which GLP-1 protects MG-induced beta cell apoptosis remains unclear. Metformin is a first-line drug for treating type 2 diabetes associated with AMPK activation. However



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