IndomethacinAn inhibitor of Cox-1 and activator of PPARγ

Indomethacin (CAS 53-86-1)

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Synonym: 1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methyl-1H-indole-3-acetic acid; Indocin
Application: An inhibitor of Cox-1 and activator of PPARγ
CAS Number: 53-86-1
Purity: ≥99%
Molecular Weight: 357.8
Molecular Formula: C19H16ClNO4
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Indomethacin, an antiinflammatory agent, inhibits Cox-1 and Cox-2 (cyclooxygenases) with selectivity for Cox-1 (IC50 of 230 nM) over Cox-2 (IC50 of 630 nM). Additionally, indomethacin displays adipogenic actions via binding and activation of PPARγ (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ), a ligand-activated transcription factor known to play an important role in adipogenesis. Other studies show indomethacin to stabilize cholesterol-dependent nanoclusters and enhance phase separation in biological membranes, which could consequentially effect plasma membrane assembled cell signaling cascades. Indomethacin is an activator of PPAR α.


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Physical State :
Solubility :
Soluble in ethanol (25 mg/ml), DMSO (25 mg/ml) Solutions are yellow in color.
Storage :
Store at room temperature
Melting Point :
155° C
Boiling Point :
~499.4° C at 760 mmHg (Predicted)
Density :
~1.3 g/cm3 (Predicted)
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zou et al Zou et al. (PubMed ID 20826816) showed that the PPARgamma activator, Indomethacin, potentiated cholesterol-dependent nanoclustering and phase separation of cell plasma membranes. -SCBT Publication Review
Date published: 2015-04-16
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