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Carbenoxolone disodium

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11β-HSD inhibitor
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10mM (in 1mL DMSO)
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Carbenoxolone disodium is an inhibitor of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSD) [1].

11β-HSD is a family of enzymes that regulating the access of glucocorticoids to the steroid receptors.

In bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC), carbenoxolone disodium can block gap junction communication (GJC) and modulates Cx43 expression, which based on junctional patency [2].

Carbenoxolone disodium is an inhibitor of 11β-HSD and causes hypokalemia and hypernatremia. In male rats, 11β-HSD was inhibited in the liver, kidney, pituitary, hippocampus, hypothalamus and amygdala 1h after intraperitoneal administration of CX (100 mg/kg). Injection of CX (1.5mg/kg) into the 3rd ventricle inhibited corticosterone to 11-dehydrocorticosterone by 11-HSD in the hippocampus and pituitary and produced behavioral hyperactivity, while had no effect in the liver or kidney. Injection of CX (10-50ug/rat) into intracerebroventricularly inhibited 11β-HSD differentially in the hypothalamus and hippocampus [1]. These results show that low doses of CX can alter the activity of 11β-HSD in specific brain regions without affecting its activity in peripheral tissues, and only marginally in the pituitary, provides a method to study the central role of this enzyme.

[1].  Jellinck PH, Monder C, McEwen BS, et al. Differential inhibition of 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase by carbenoxolone in rat brain regions and peripheral tissues. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol, 1993, 46(2): 209-213.
[2].  Sagar GD, Larson DM. Carbenoxolone inhibits junctional trasnfer and upregulates connexin43 expression by a protein kinase A-dependent pathway. J Cell Biochem, 2006, 98(6): 1543-1551.

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Chemical Properties

Physical AppearanceA solid
StorageStore at -20°C
Cas No.7421-40-1
Solubility≥30.74 mg/mL in DMSO; ≥39.1 mg/mL in EtOH; ≥55.1 mg/mL in H2O
Chemical Namedisodium;10-(3-carboxylatopropanoyloxy)-2,4a,6a,6b,9,9,12a-heptamethyl-13-oxo-3,4,5,6,6a,7,8,8a,10,11,12,14b-dodecahydro-1H-picene-2-carboxylate
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Canonical SMILESCC1(C2CCC3(C(C2(CCC1OC(=O)CCC(=O)[O-])C)C(=O)C=C4C3(CCC5(C4CC(CC5)(C)C(=O)[O-])C)C)C)C.[Na+].[Na+]
Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution: ship with blue ice. All other available sizes: ship with RT, or blue ice upon request.
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility, please warm the tube at 37°C and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while. Stock solution can be stored below -20°C for several months.

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