Catalog No.S1271 Synonyms: BAY g 5421
Molecular Weight(MW): 645.6
Acarbose is an inhibitor of intestinal alpha-glucosidase, used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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|Description||Acarbose is an inhibitor of intestinal alpha-glucosidase, used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.|
Acarbose reversibly inhibits intestinal alpha-glucosidases, enzymes responsible for the metabolism of complex carbohydrates into absorbable monosaccharide units.
|In vivo||Acarbose reduces the absorption of monosaccharides derived from dietary carbohydrates, which play an important role in the metabolism and toxicity of some chemical compounds. Acarbose alone potentiates carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) andacetaminophen (AP) hepatotoxicity, as evidenced by significantly increased levels of both alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) in the plasma of rats pretreated with acarbose.  Acarbose treatment suppresses weight gain and the development of hepatic steatosis in sqstm1 gene knockout mice. Acarbose treatment up-regulates hepatic expression of the pparalpha, ucp-2, and abca1 genes, as well as srebp1c, pparalpha, and ppargamma in adipose tissue.  Acarbose-treated rats have lower body weights at 3 months of age with unaltered food consumption, and a similar effect is seen with a high-fructose diet in the JCR:LA-corpulent rat.  Acarbose markedly improves postprandial hyperglycemia, postprandial insulin level, total cholesterol, triglyceride, and free fatty acid level in Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats. Acarbose efficiently reduces the number of monocytes adherent to aortic endothelial layer, improves acetylcholine-dependent vasodilatation, and reduces intimal thickening of the aorta in GK rats. |
-  Martin AE, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 1996, 53(19), 2277-2290.
-  Wang PY, et al. Hepatology,?999, 29(1), 161-165.
-  Okada K, et al. Hepatol Res,?009, 39(5), 490-500.
|In vitro||DMSO||100 mg/mL (154.89 mM)|
|Water||100 mg/mL (154.89 mM)|
|Ethanol||8 mg/mL (12.39 mM)|
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|Synonyms||BAY g 5421|
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Clinical Trial Information
|NCT Number||Recruitment||Conditions||Sponsor/Collaborators||Start Date||Phases|
|NCT02953093||Not yet recruiting||Aging||Montefiore Medical Center||November 2016||Phase 2|
|NCT02836704||Recruiting||Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2||Sanofi||September 2016||Phase 4|
|NCT02879955||Recruiting||Overweight||Hvidovre University Hospital|University of Copenhagen||August 2016||--|
|NCT02865499||Recruiting||Aging||The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio||June 2016||Phase 2|
|NCT02999841||Recruiting||Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2|Obesity||Peking University||March 2016||Phase 4|
|NCT02685852||Recruiting||Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute||February 2016||Phase 2|
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