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2-[4-[2-(4-Chlorobenzamido)ethyl]phenoxy]-2-methylpropanoic acid
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DMF: soluble
deionized water: insoluble
methanol: soluble



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Gene Information

human ... HBA2(3040), PPARA(5465), PPARD(5467), PPARG(5468)
mouse ... Ppara(19013), Ppard(19015), Pparg(19016)

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Bezafibrate has been used:
  • a supplement in the standard diet (SD) for mice to study its effect on diabetes
  • to evaluate its effect on hepatitis C virus (HCV) assembly and secretion
  • to evaluate its effect on gonadal steroidogenesis and spermatogenesis of zebrafish and also used as standard for HPLC

Biochem/physiol Actions

Bezafibrate has the ability to repress HCV assembly and secretion. It is used to treat dyslipidemia.
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) is a member of the steroid nuclear receptor superfamily. Bezafibrate is a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonist for PPARα, PPARδ, and PPARγ. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activator.
PPARgamma agonists, including Bezafibrate, have beneficial effects in the suppression of the inflammatory response during RSV infection and therefore might have clinical efficacy in the course of severe RSV-infection.

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Bezafibrate ameliorates diabetes via reduced steatosis and improved hepatic insulin sensitivity in diabetic TallyHo mice
Franko A, et al.
Molecular Metabolism, 6(3), 256-266 (2017)
Marc Engelen et al.
PloS one, 7(7), e41013-e41013 (2012-08-23)
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene and is characterized by impaired beta-oxidation of very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA) and subsequent VLCFA accumulation in tissues. In adulthood X-ALD most commonly manifests as a gradually progressive myelopathy, (adrenomyeloneuropathy;...
Jorge Armando Ardila et al.
Talanta, 103, 201-206 (2012-12-04)
The determination of bezafibrate (BZF) using square-wave voltammetry (SWV) and a cathodically pretreated boron-doped diamond electrode is proposed. Cyclic voltammetry results showed one irreversible oxidation peak for BZF at 1.20 V (vs. Ag/AgCl (3.0 mol L(-1) KCl)) in a 0.04...
Zhihong Ye et al.
Water research, 184, 115986-115986 (2020-07-20)
This work reports the novel application of an Fe-based 2D metal-organic framework (MOF), prepared with 2,2'-bipyridine-5,5'-dicarboxylate (bpydc) as organic linker, as highly active catalyst for heterogeneous photoelectro-Fenton (PEF) treatment of the lipid regulator bezafibrate in a model matrix and urban...
Bezafibrate improves insulin sensitivity and metabolic flexibility in STZ-induced diabetic mice
Franko A, et al.
Diabetes, 65(9), 2540-2552 (2016)
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