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MSDC-0160 is a prototype mTOT-modulating insulin sensitizer being studied to treat diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Phase 2.

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MSDC-0160 Chemical Structure

MSDC-0160 Chemical Structure
Molecular Weight: 370.42

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Description MSDC-0160 is a prototype mTOT-modulating insulin sensitizer being studied to treat diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Phase 2.
Targets mTOT [1]
In vitro MSDC-0160 reduces resistance in the insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway and restores IGF-1-induced Akt and GSK-3 phosphorylation. MSDC-0160 in combination with IGF-1 and 8 mM glucose increases β-cell specific gene expression of insulin, pdx1, nkx6.1, and nkx2.2, and maintains insulin content without altering glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. Furthermore, MSDC-0160 promotes human β-cell differentiation and reduces the expression of markers of apoptosis. [1]
In vivo MSDC-0160 (100 mg/kg p.o.) improves insulin sensitivity by resulting in the large decrease in the product of circulating insulin and glucose in diabetic KKAy mice. [2]

Protocol(Only for Reference)

Animal Study: [2]

Animal Models Diabetic KKAy mice
Formulation Suspended in 1% sodium methyl carboxycellulose/0.01% Tween 20.
Dosages ~100 mg/kg
Administration p.o.

Conversion of different model animals based on BSA (Value based on data from FDA Draft Guidelines)

SpeciesMouseRatRabbitGuinea pigHamsterDog
Weight (kg)
Body Surface Area (m2)0.0070.0250.
Km factor36128520
Animal A (mg/kg) = Animal B (mg/kg) multiplied by  Animal B Km
Animal A Km

For example, to modify the dose of resveratrol used for a mouse (22.4 mg/kg) to a dose based on the BSA for a rat, multiply 22.4 mg/kg by the Km factor for a mouse and then divide by the Km factor for a rat. This calculation results in a rat equivalent dose for resveratrol of 11.2 mg/kg.

Rat dose (mg/kg) = mouse dose (22.4 mg/kg) ×  mouse Km(3)  = 11.2 mg/kg
rat Km(6)


[1] Rohatgi N, et al. PLoS One. 2013, 8(5), e62012.

[2] Bolten CW, et al. Gene Regul Syst Bio. 2007, 1, 73-82.

Clinical Trial Information( data from, updated on 2016-07-30)

NCT Number Recruitment Conditions Sponsor
Start Date Phases
NCT01374438 Completed Alzheimers Disease Metabolic Solutions Development Company July 2011 Phase 2
NCT00760578 Completed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Metabolic Solutions Development Company September 2008 Phase 2

Chemical Information

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Molecular Weight (MW) 370.42

C19 H18 N2 O4 S

CAS No. 146062-49-9
Storage 3 years -20℃powder
2 years -80℃in solvent
Synonyms CAY10415
Solubility (25°C) * In vitro DMSO 0.01 mg/mL (0.02 mM)
Water <1 mg/mL
Ethanol <1 mg/mL
In vivo
* <1 mg/ml means slightly soluble or insoluble.
* Please note that Selleck tests the solubility of all compounds in-house, and the actual solubility may differ slightly from published values. This is normal and is due to slight batch-to-batch variations.
Chemical Name 2,​4-​Thiazolidinedione, 5-​[[4-​[2-​(5-​ethyl-​2-​pyridinyl)​-​2-​oxoethoxy]​phenyl]​methyl]​-

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