Obeticholic Acid

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M6685-2 2mg solid $93
M6685-10 10mg solid $365


Obeticholic Acid (INT747; 6-ECDCA) is a novel derivative of cholic acid which acts as a potent and selective FXR agonist displaying anticholeretic activity in an in vivo rat model of cholestasis. It inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell inflammation and migration as well as promotes adipocyte differentiation and regulates adipose cell function in vivo.

Product information

CAS Number: 459789-99-2

Molecular Weight: 420.63

Formula: C26H44O4





Obeticholic acid

6-Ethylchenodeoxycholic acid

INT 747


Chemical Name: (4R)-4-[(3R,5S,6R,7R,8S,9S,10S,13R,14S,17R)-6-ethyl-3,7-dihydroxy-10,13-dimethyl-2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16,17-tetradecahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl]pentanoic acid

Smiles: C[C@H](CCC(O)=O)[C@H]1CC[C@H]2[C@H]3[C@H](CC[C@@]21C)[C@@]1(C)CC[C@@H](O)C[C@H]1[C@@H](CC)[C@H]3O


InChi: InChI=1S/C26H44O4/c1-5-17-21-14-16(27)10-12-26(21,4)20-11-13-25(3)18(15(2)6-9-22(28)29)7-8-19(25)23(20)24(17)30/h15-21,23-24,27,30H,5-14H2,1-4H3,(H,28,29)/t15-,16-,17-,18-,19+,20+,21+,23+,24-,25-,26-/m1/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power.

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

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: ≥12 months 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

In Vitro:

Obeticholic acid (INT-747) increases the expression of FXR-regulated genes in rat hepatocytes. Obeticholic acid (INT-747) reduces expression of liver JNK-1 and JNK-2. Obeticholic acid (INT-747) (256 μg/mL) shows complete inhibition of bacterial growth in all strains tested. Intestinal permeability remains unaffected after INT-747-addition to an IFN-γ-exposed intestinal epithelium of Caco-2 cells.

In Vivo:

Obeticholic acid (INT-747) (10 mg/kg/day) completely reverted cholestasis induced by E217α. Administration of Obeticholic acid (INT-747) partially prevents the impairment in total bile acid output caused by E217α by increasing the relative abundance of β-MCA and TCDCA and TDCA. Obeticholic acid (INT-747)7 (10 mg/kg) and HS increases the pulmonary congestion in the animals. INT-747 does not improve renal pathology in the HS-fed animals. Obeticholic acid (INT-747) (5 mg/kg) significantly increases survival in BDL rats. Obeticholic acid (INT-747)-treated BDL rats exhibits a significant selective ileal increase in expression of pore-closing claudin-1. Ileal expression of ZO-1 is significantly up-regulated in INT-747-treated BDL rats.


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