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  3. Paricalcitol


Cat. No.: HY-50919 Purity: 99.95%
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Paricalcitol is a vitamin D receptor agonist, used for the prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone) associated with chronic renal failure.

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Paricalcitol Chemical Structure

Paricalcitol Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 131918-61-1

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    Paricalcitol purchased from MCE. Usage Cited in: Oncotarget. 2017 Mar 28;8(13):21918-21929.

    MDA-MB-231 cells were treated with 0, 1 or 10 nM Paricalcitol for 48 h. (A) mRNA expression of JMJD3 and UTX detected by RT-PCR. (B) Expression of JMJD3 and UTX detected by western blotting and the quantification results are presented on the right.
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    Paricalcitol is a vitamin D receptor agonist, used for the prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone) associated with chronic renal failure.

    In Vitro

    Paricalcitol (3×10-8 M; HP + PC) produces a significant reduction in calcification relative to the observed in cells in HP medium. Paricalcitol causes a reduction in the levels of nuclear β-catenin to a level similar to that observed in control cells[1].

    In Vivo

    Paricalcitol (300 ng/kg/day) significantly decreases Tau, and prevents LV dysfunction in mice. Paricalcitol reduces mRNA expression of ANP, fibronectin and collagen III in the TAC-pari mice[2].

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    4°C, protect from light, stored under nitrogen

    *In solvent : -80°C, 6 months; -20°C, 1 month (protect from light, stored under nitrogen)

    Solvent & Solubility
    In Vitro: 

    DMSO : 100 mg/mL (240.02 mM; Need ultrasonic)

    Ethanol : 12.5 mg/mL (30.00 mM; Need ultrasonic)

    H2O : < 0.1 mg/mL (insoluble)

    Stock Solutions
    Concentration Solvent Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
    1 mM 2.4002 mL 12.0008 mL 24.0015 mL
    5 mM 0.4800 mL 2.4002 mL 4.8003 mL
    10 mM 0.2400 mL 1.2001 mL 2.4002 mL
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      Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% corn oil

      Solubility: ≥ 2.5 mg/mL (6.00 mM); Clear solution

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    Animal Administration

    After TAC or sham surgery, a subset of the mice is treated with paricalcitol, a selective vitamin D receptor activator, which activates the VDR, at a final dose of 300 ng/kg/day. Paricalcitol is dissolved in a 95% propylene glycol and 5% ethyl alcohol solution. Mice are intraperitoneally injected with paricalcitol (or vehicle only) three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for five consecutive weeks. An established anti-hypertrophic and anti-fibrotic treatment, namely the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) losartan is also included. Previous experiments have shown it is feasible and efficacious to dissolve losartan in the drinking water at a concentration of 30 mg/kg/day; mice are treated for five consecutive weeks. So, in total eight groups are studied. Sham (n=10), TAC (n=10), Sham + losartan (Sham-los, n=10), TAC + losartan (TAC-los, n=10), Sham + paricalcitol (Sham-pari, n=10), TAC + paricalcitol (TAC-pari, n=10), Sham + paricalcitol + losartan (Sham-combi, n=10) and TAC + paricalcitol + losartan (TAC-combi, n=10).

    MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.


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