Rapamycin is a potent and selective mTOR inhibitor. Rapamycin, in complex with the cytosolic protein FK-binding protein 12 (FKBP12), inhibits mTOR Complex 1 (mTORC1) by binding to the FRB domain of mTor. Given the central roles mTor plays, Rapamycin showed diverse activities, including anti-proliferative effects in cancer cells, immunosuppressive effect, lifespan extension in mice, improved cognition in the mouse model of autism and Alzheimer, and inducing autophagy.
CAS Number: 53123-88-9
Molecular Weight: 914.17
Chemical Name: Rapamycin, mTOR inhibitor
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Appearance: Solid Power.
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: DMSO up to 50 mM
Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis
Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.
Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Drug Formulation: To be determined.
HS Tariff Code: 382200
How to use
Rapamycin is usually used at 1 µM final concentration in vitro and in cellular assays.
Rapamycin could be orally administrated to mice at 5-20 mg/kg once per day.
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- Wells AD, et al. Requirement for T-cell apoptosis in the induction of peripheral transplantation tolerance. (1999) Nat. Med.5:1303-1307.
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