Rapamycin, mTOR inhibitor

Catalog No. size PriceQuantity
M60029-5D 10 mM in DMSO (0.547 mL) $89
M60029-5S 5mg solid $89
M60029-10S 10mg solid $360


Product Information
Molecular Weight: 914.17
Formula: C51H79NO13
Purity: ≥98%
CAS#: 53123-88-9
Solubility: DMSO up to 50 mM
Storage: Powder: 4oC 1 year. DMSO: 4oC 3 month; -20oC 1 year.


Biological Activity:

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.


How to Use:


  • In vitro: Rapamycin is usually used at 1 µM final concentration in vitro and in cellular assays.
  • In vivo: Rapamycin could be orally administrated to mice at 5-20 mg/kg once per day.




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