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|344282-5MG||Glass bottle||5 mg|
|Overview||The major cell-permeable diterpene isolated from the Indian plant Coleus forskohlii. At low doses, it acts as a positive inotropic agent. At higher doses, it serves as a hypotensive and vasodilatory agent due to its actions as a smooth muscle relaxant. No major side effects are observed at effective doses. Forskolins pharmacological activities are due to its activation of adenylate cyclase (EC50 = 4 µM), resulting in increased cAMP levels. The exact mechanism of forskolins positive inotropic effect is unknown but may be related to a cAMP-dependent increase in Na+ permeability that results in indirect augmentation of Ca2+ release. Inhibits MAP kinase in rat renal mesangial cells (IC50 = 25 µM). Also acts as a Hh pathway antagonist. Shown to inhibit apoptosis in cerebellar granule cells and to induce apoptosis in resting human B lymphocytes. The solid form of this compound (Cat. No. 344270) is also available.|
|Formulation||A 50 mM (5 mg/244 µl) solution of Forskolin, Coleus forskohlii (Cat. No. 344270) in DMSO.|
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|Purity||≥97% by HPLC|
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|Storage and Shipping Information|
|Ship Code||Dry Ice Only|
|Protect from Light||Protect from light|
|Do not freeze||Ok to freeze|
|Special Instructions||Following initial thaw, aliquot and freeze (-20°C).|
|Packaged under inert gas||Packaged under inert gas|
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Forskolin, Coleus forskohlii in DMSO - Calbiochem SDS
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