≥98% (HPLC)

5-[[4-[2-(Methyl-2-pyridinylamino)ethoxy]phenyl]methyl]-2,4-thiazolidinedione, Rosiglitazone
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≥98% (HPLC)




DMSO: ≥10 mg/mL



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Gene Information

human ... PPARG(5468)

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Rosiglitazone has been used:
  • as a medium constituent for adipocyte differentiation
  • in the cell proliferation assay in human colonic carcinoma cell lines
  • for Bcl-2-like protein 13 (Bcl2l13) expression in adipocytes
  • as a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) ligand


10, 50 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Rosiglitazone is a potent agonist for PPARγ with an EC50 of 43 nM for the human receptor. It is antidiabetic, working as an insulin sensitizer by binding to the PPARγ receptors in fat cells and making the cells more responsive to insulin.

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NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase-mediated polyamine catabolism regulates beige adipocyte biogenesis
Yuan F, et al.
Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental, 85, 298-304 (2018)
CACUL1 reciprocally regulates SIRT1 and LSD1 to repress PPARgamma and inhibit adipogenesis
Jang MJ, et al.
Cell Death & Disease, 8(12), 3201-3201 (2017)
A novel role for Bcl2l13 in promoting beige adipocyte biogenesis
Ju L, et al.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 506(3), 485-491 (2018)
Jérôme Carayol et al.
Nature communications, 8(1), 2084-2084 (2017-12-14)
Thousands of genetic variants have been associated with complex traits through genome-wide association studies. However, the functional variants or mechanistic consequences remain elusive. Intermediate traits such as gene expression or protein levels are good proxies of the metabolic state of...
Rosiglitazone diminishes the high-glucose-induced modulation of 5-fluorouracil cytotoxicity in colorectal cancer cells
Lau MF, et al.
EXCLI Journal , 17, 186-186 (2018)
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