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MedKoo CAT#: 522470

CAS#: 349438-38-6

Description: Alda-1 is a potent and selective Aldehyde Dehydrogenase-2 Agonist. Alda-1 reverses alcohol-induced hepatic steatosis and cell death in mice. Alda-1 inhibits atherosclerosis and attenuates hepatic steatosis in apolipoprotein E-knockout mice. Alda-1 reduces cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rat through clearance of reactive aldehydes. Pharmacological activation of ALDH2 by Alda-1 reversed alcoholic steatosis and apoptosis through accelerating aldehyde clearance. This study indicates that ALDH2 is a promising molecular target and Alda-1 has therapeutic potential for treating alcoholic liver disease.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 349438-38-6

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 522470
Name: Alda-1
CAS#: 349438-38-6
Chemical Formula: C15H11Cl2NO3
Exact Mass: 323.0116
Molecular Weight: 324.16
Elemental Analysis: C, 55.58; H, 3.42; Cl, 21.87; N, 4.32; O, 14.81

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Synonym: Alda-1; Alda1; Alda 1.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N-(1,3-Benzodioxol-5-ylmethyl)-2,6-dichlorobenzamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C15H11Cl2NO3/c16-10-2-1-3-11(17)14(10)15(19)18-7-9-4-5-12-13(6-9)21-8-20-12/h1-6H,7-8H2,(H,18,19)


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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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
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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1: Stachowicz A, Głombik K, Olszanecki R, Basta-Kaim A, Suski M, Lasoń W, Korbut R. The impact of mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) activation by Alda-1 on the behavioral and biochemical disturbances in animal model of depression. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Aug 4. pii: S0889-1591(15)00428-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.08.004. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26254233.

2: Ikeda T, Takahashi T, Tsujita M, Kanazawa M, Toriyabe M, Koyama M, Itoh K, Nakada T, Nishizawa M, Shimohata T. Effects of Alda-1, an Aldehyde Dehydrogenase-2 Agonist, on Hypoglycemic Neuronal Death. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 17;10(6):e0128844. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128844. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26083658; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4471358.

3: Zhong W, Zhang W, Li Q, Xie G, Sun Q, Sun X, Tan X, Sun X, Jia W, Zhou Z. Pharmacological activation of aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 by Alda-1 reverses alcohol-induced hepatic steatosis and cell death in mice. J Hepatol. 2015 Jun;62(6):1375-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2014.12.022. Epub 2014 Dec 24. PubMed PMID: 25543082.

4: Gomes KM, Bechara LR, Lima VM, Ribeiro MA, Campos JC, Dourado PM, Kowaltowski AJ, Mochly-Rosen D, Ferreira JC. Aldehydic load and aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 profile during the progression of post-myocardial infarction cardiomyopathy: benefits of Alda-1. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 20;179:129-38. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.10.140. Epub 2014 Oct 23. PubMed PMID: 25464432; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4405147.

5: Stachowicz A, Olszanecki R, Suski M, Wiśniewska A, Totoń-Żurańska J, Madej J, Jawień J, Białas M, Okoń K, Gajda M, Głombik K, Basta-Kaim A, Korbut R. Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase activation by Alda-1 inhibits atherosclerosis and attenuates hepatic steatosis in apolipoprotein E-knockout mice. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Nov 12;3(6):e001329. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.001329. PubMed PMID: 25392542; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4338726.

6: Fu SH, Zhang HF, Yang ZB, Li TB, Liu B, Lou Z, Ma QL, Luo XJ, Peng J. Alda-1 reduces cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rat through clearance of reactive aldehydes. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2014 Jan;387(1):87-94. doi: 10.1007/s00210-013-0922-8. Epub 2013 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 24081521.

7: Ning S, Budas GR, Churchill EN, Chen CH, Knox SJ, Mochly-Rosen D. Mitigation of radiation-induced dermatitis by activation of aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 using topical alda-1 in mice. Radiat Res. 2012 Jul;178(1):69-74. Epub 2012 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 22404739; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3417825.

8: Perez-Miller S, Younus H, Vanam R, Chen CH, Mochly-Rosen D, Hurley TD. Alda-1 is an agonist and chemical chaperone for the common human aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 variant. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010 Feb;17(2):159-64. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.1737. Epub 2010 Jan 10. PubMed PMID: 20062057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2857674.

9: Beretta M, Gorren AC, Wenzl MV, Weis R, Russwurm M, Koesling D, Schmidt K, Mayer B. Characterization of the East Asian variant of aldehyde dehydrogenase-2: bioactivation of nitroglycerin and effects of Alda-1. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jan 8;285(2):943-52. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M109.014548. Epub 2009 Nov 11. PubMed PMID: 19906643; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2801295.