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What is AICAR used for?

What is AICAR used for?

AICAR is an analog of adenosine monophosphate (AMP) that is capable of stimulating AMP-dependent protein kinase (AMPK) activity. AICAR has been used clinically to treat and protect against cardiac ischemic injury. The drug was first used in the 1980s as a method to preserve blood flow to the heart during surgery.

Why is AICAR banned?

AICAR is prohibited because it’s an AMPK activator, which are prohibited at all times under the category of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators on the WADA Prohibited List because of their potential performance-enhancing effects.

Is AICAR FDA approved?

AICAR is not currently approved by FDA and has only been used in a very few investigations in humans [55,56,57].

How does AICAR activates AMPK?

Although ZMP is a much less potent AMPK activator than AMP in cell-free systems, AICAR directly activates AMPK in most cells because ZMP can accumulate to millimolar concentrations in cells. These results indicate that AMPK participates in the chemotherapeutic effects of antifolate drugs to treat cancers.

Is AICAR safe?

AICAR has been tested in humans for a variety of conditions. “It was found to be a quite safe drug, at least at the doses we were using,” said chemist Paul Laikind, who began testing it in the 1980s as a means of preserving blood flow to the heart during surgery.

What is AICAR peptide?

The AICAR peptide is a cell penetrable activator of AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) [1]. AMPK is a master regulatory authority of metabolic rate that is turned on in times of minimal power accessibility as well as functions to prevent anabolic metabolism.

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