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Product nameMetformin hydrochloride, AMPK activator
Biological descriptionAMPK activator. Antidiabetic and anticancer activity in vivo. Rapidly crosses the blood-brain barrier.
Also available in simple stock solutions (ab146725) - add 1 ml of water to get an exact, ready-to-use concentration.
Chemical nameN,N-Dimethylimidodicarbonimidic diamide hydrochloride
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water to 100 mM and in DMSO to 50 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.
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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|Functional Studies||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
ab1 staining HIF1α in MCF7 cells treated with metformin hydrochloride (ab120847), by ICC/IF. Decrease in HIF1α expression correlates with increased concentration of metformin hydrochloride, as described in literature.
The cells were incubated at 37°C for 24h in media containing different concentrations of ab120847 (metformin hydrochloride) in water, fixed with 4% formaldehyde for 10 minutes at room temperature 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 ab1 (10 µg/ml) was performed overnight at 4°C in PBS containing 1% BSA and 0.1% tween. A DyLight 488 goat anti-mouse polyclonal antibody (ab96879) at 1/250 dilution was used as the secondary antibody. Nuclei were counterstained with DAPI and are shown in blue.
This product has been referenced in:
- Gallagher EJ & LeRoith D Diabetes, cancer, and metformin: connections of metabolism and cell proliferation. Ann N Y Acad Sci 1243:54-68 (2011). Read more (PubMed: 22211893) »
- Labuzek K et al. Quantification of metformin by the HPLC method in brain regions, cerebrospinal fluid and plasma of rats treated with lipopolysaccharide. Pharmacol Rep 62:956-65 (2010). Read more (PubMed: 21098880) »