≥98% (HPLC)

2-(4-(2-(1-Cyclohexanebutyl)-3-cyclohexylureido)ethyl)­phenyl­thio)-2-methyl­propionic acid
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≥98% (HPLC)




DMSO: soluble 16 mg/mL
H2O: insoluble

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Gene Information

human ... PPARA(5465)


GW7647 has been used as a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPAR α) ligand:
  • in defatting medium to treat primary human hepatocytes
  • to test its effect on the glycolytic function in cardiomyocytes
  • to test its effect on infant mouse heart
  • in breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells to activate PPARs


5, 25 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

GW7647 reduces serum triglyceride levels and enhances hepatic expression of genes associated with β-oxidation. Usage of GW7647 along with metformin in conditions of liver steatosis or injury improves the enzymatic levels of aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT) in serum.
Potent human PPARα agonist. Use to study the biology of PPARα receptor in human cells.

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Yanjie Cheng et al.
Molecular therapy. Nucleic acids, 9, 195-206 (2017-12-17)
Widely varied compounds, including certain plasticizers, hypolipidemic drugs (e.g., ciprofibrate, fenofibrate, WY-14643, and clofibrate), agrochemicals, and environmental pollutants, are peroxisome proliferators (PPs). Appropriate dose of PPs causes a moderate increase in the number and size of peroxisomes and the expression...
Shinya Okishio et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 19578-19578 (2020-11-13)
We explored the beneficial effects of GW7647, a peroxisome proliferator activated receptor α (PPARα) agonist, and metformin, an anti-diabetic drug on an advanced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model in rodents and investigated the possible mechanisms involved. Mice were fed control chow...
Sriram Ramanan et al.
Free radical biology & medicine, 45(12), 1695-1704 (2008-10-15)
Whole-brain irradiation (WBI) can lead to cognitive impairment several months to years after irradiation. Studies on rodents have shown a rapid and sustained increase in activated microglia (brain macrophages) following brain irradiation, contributing to a chronic inflammatory response and a...
Jun Zhang et al.
Oncotarget, 8(13), 20766-20783 (2017-02-12)
Peroxisome proliferators-activated receptors (PPARα, γ and δ) are potentially effective targets for Type 2 diabetes mellitus therapy. The severe effects of known glitazones and the successfully approved agents (saroglitazar and lobeglitazone) motivated us to study novelly potent PPARs drugs with...
Lukas Bahati Tanner et al.
Journal of lipid research, 55(7), 1357-1365 (2014-05-29)
Influenza virus acquires a host-derived lipid envelope during budding, yet a convergent view on the role of host lipid metabolism during infection is lacking. Using a mass spectrometry-based lipidomics approach, we provide a systems-scale perspective on membrane lipid dynamics of...

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