A9605 Sigma-Aldrich

AC-93253 iodide

≥98% (HPLC)

Synonym: 2-[3-(1,3-Dihydro-1,3,3-trimethyl-2H-indol-2-ylidene)-1-propenyl]-3-ethyl-benzothiazolium iodide



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assay   ≥98% (HPLC)
form   solid
storage condition   desiccated
color   dark purple
solubility   DMSO: >10 mg/mL
  H2O: insoluble
storage temp.   2-8°C



10 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

AC-93253 is a potent, cell permeable, subtype selective RAR (RARα) agonist. EC50 = 6.3 μM. AC-93253 has high selectivity; 89% for RARα vs 67% for RARβ1, 35% for RARβ2, and 11% for RARγ.

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NONH for all modes of transport
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