Biological descriptionCell-permeable activator of adenylyl cyclase. Interacts directly with the catalytic subunit of the enzyme to increase intracellular cAMP levels. Positive inotropic, platelet antiaggregatory and antihypertensive actions in vivo.
Chemical name(3R,4aR,5S,6S,6aS,10S,10aR,10bS)-Dodecahydro-6,10,10b-trihydroxy-3,4a,7,7,10a-pentamethyl-1-oxo-3-vinyl-1H-benzo[f]chromen-5-yl acetate
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in ethanol to 10 mM and in DMSO to 25 mM
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
ab2541 staining XIAP in MCF7 cells treated with forskolin (ab120058), by ICC/IF. Increase in XIAP expression correlates with increased concentration of forskolin, as described in literature. The cells were incubated at 37°C for 2h in media containing different concentrations of ab120058 (forskolin) in DMSO, fixed with 100% methanol for 5 minutes at -20°C and blocked with PBS containing 10% goat serum, 0.3 M glycine, 1% BSA and 0.1% tween for 2h at room temperature. Staining of the treated cells with ab2541 (1 µg/ml) was performed overnight at 4°C in PBS containing 1% BSA and 0.1% tween. A DyLight 488 goat anti-rabbit polyclonal antibody (ab96899) at 1/250 dilution was used as the secondary antibody.
Functional Studies - Forskolin (ab120058)
1e7 3T3-L1 cells were treated for 15 minutes with 1 µM dexamethasone (ab120743) and 1 µg x mL-1 insulin (ab123768) with the addition of 50 µM forskolin (ab120058), 0.5 mM IBMX (ab120840) or 0.1 mM 8-CPT-cAMP (ab120424), extracted according to the protocol. Lysates were diluted 50-fold, and tested in duplicates (+/-SD).
References for Forskolin (ab120058)
This product has been referenced in:
Awad JA et al. Interactions of forskolin and adenylate cyclase. Effects on substrate kinetics and protection against inactivation by heat and N-ethylmaleimide. J Biol Chem258:2960-5 (1983).
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Seamon KB et al. Structure-activity relationships for activation of adenylate cyclase by the diterpene forskolin and its derivatives. J Med Chem26:436-9 (1983).
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