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Dexamethasone (water-soluble)


Product overview

  • Name
    Dexamethasone (water-soluble)
  • Short description
    Synthetic glucocorticoid with potent anti-inflammatory actions. Induces hMSC differentiation. Water soluble and suitable for cell culture.
  • Biological description

    Synthetic glucocorticoid which shows potent anti-inflammatory and immunospressant effects.

    Induces differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) into adipogenic, chondrogenic and osteogenic lineages.

    Commonly used with ascorbic acid and β-Gly for osteogenic differentiation of stem cells.

    This is a water soluble compound composed of a dexamethasone – Cyclodextrin complex (Approx. 65 mg dexamethasone per gm. Balance 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin).

    Dexamethasone free base also available.

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  • Chemical name
  • Molecular Weight
  • Chemical structure
    Dexamethasone water soluble [50-02-2]
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  • Appearance
    White to off-white solid
  • Formulation
    Approximately 65 mg dexamethasone per gm. Balance 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin.

Storing and Using Your Product

  • Storage instructions
    -20°C. Protect from light.
  • Solubility overview
    Soluble in water (100 mM)
  • Important
    This product is for RESEARCH USE ONLY and is not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Not for human or veterinary use.

References for Dexamethasone (water-soluble)

  • Dexamethasone alleviates tumor-associated brain damage and angiogenesis.

    Fan Z et al (2014) PLoS One 9(4) : e93264.
    PubMedID: 24714627
  • Glucocorticoid receptor antagonism by cyproterone acetate and RU486.

    Honer C et al (2003) Mol Pharmacol 63(5) : 1012-20.
    PubMedID: 12695529
  • Short bouts of mechanical loading are as effective as dexamethasone at inducing matrix production by human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell.

    Sittichokechaiwut A et al (2010) Eur Cell Mater 20 : 45-57.
    PubMedID: 20648425
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