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MedKoo CAT#: 317116

CAS#: 574013-66-4

Description: Fexaramine is an agonist of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR), which is a bile acid-activated nuclear receptor that controls bile-acid synthesis, conjugation and transport, as well as lipid metabolism through actions in the liver and intestine. Fexaramine has 100-fold greater affinity for FXR than natural compounds and described the genomic targets and binding site on FXR. When administered orally to mice, fexaramine produced selective actions through FXR receptors in the intestines.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 574013-66-4

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 317116
Name: Fexaramine
CAS#: 574013-66-4
Chemical Formula: C32H36N2O3
Exact Mass: 496.27259
Molecular Weight: 498.65
Elemental Analysis: C, 77.39; H, 7.31; N, 5.64; O, 9.66

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Synonym: Fexaramine

IUPAC/Chemical Name: methyl (E)-3-(3-(N-((4'-(dimethylamino)-[1,1'-biphenyl]-4-yl)methyl)cyclohexanecarboxamido)phenyl)acrylate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C32H36N2O3/c1-33(2)29-19-17-27(18-20-29)26-15-12-25(13-16-26)23-34(32(36)28-9-5-4-6-10-28)30-11-7-8-24(22-30)14-21-31(35)37-3/h7-8,11-22,28H,4-6,9-10,23H2,1-3H3/b21-14+


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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