Dimethyl Fumarate

Catalog No.S2586

Dimethyl Fumarate Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 144.13

Dimethyl fumarate is the methyl ester of fumaric acid, used to treat people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

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Description Dimethyl fumarate is the methyl ester of fumaric acid, used to treat people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
In vitro

Dimethyl fumarate causes short-lived oxidative stress, which leads to increased levels and nuclear localization of the transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 and a subsequent increase in glutathione synthesis and recycling in neuronal cells. [1] Dimethyl fumarate inhibits dendritic cell (DC) maturation by reducing inflammatory cytokine production (IL-12 and IL-6) and the expression of MHC class II, CD80, and CD86. Dimethyl fumarate impairs nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) signaling via reduced p65 nuclear translocalization and phosphorylation. Dimethyl fumarate inhibits maturation of DCs and subsequently Th1 and Th17 cell differentiation by suppression of both NF-κB and ERK1/2-MSK1 signaling. [2] Dimethyl fumarate inhibits TNF-alpha-induced nuclear entry of NF-kappaB in rat heart endothelial cells (RHEC). [3] Dimethyl fumarate, an immune modulator and inducer of the antioxidant response, suppresses HIV replication and neurotoxin release. Dimethyl fumarate attenuates CCL2-induced monocyte chemotaxis, suggesting that Dimethyl fumarate could decrease recruitment of activated monocytes to the CNS in response to inflammatory mediators. [4]

In vivo Dimethyl fumarate inhibits nuclear entry of NF-kappaB in RHEC and reduces myocardial infarct size after ischemia and reperfusion in rats in vivo. [3] Dimethyl fumarate oral administration is shown to upregulate mRNA and protein levels of Nrf2 and Nrf2-regulated cytoprotective genes, attenuate 6-OHDA induced striatal oxidative stress and inflammation in C57BL/6 mice. [5]


Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 29 mg/mL (201.2 mM)
Ethanol 10 mg/mL (69.38 mM)
Water Insoluble

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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 144.13


CAS No. 624-49-7
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms N/A

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT02969304 Enrolling by invitation Multiple Sclerosis Biogen December 2016 --
NCT02981082 Recruiting Systemic Sclerosis|Pulmonary; Hypertension University of Pittsburgh|Biogen December 2016 Phase 1
NCT02901106 Not yet recruiting Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild December 2016 Phase 4
NCT02959658 Recruiting Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Rigshospitalet, Denmark|Biogen November 2016 Phase 2
NCT02784834 Recruiting Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia|Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Michael Choi|The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society|University of California, San Diego June 2016 Phase 1
NCT01815723 Withdrawn Plaque Psoriasis Forward-Pharma GmbH June 2016 Phase 3

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