U0126, is used as a selective MAP Kinase Kinase (MKK, MEK) inhibitor. U-0126 has been observed to inhibit promoters containing an AP-1 response element, while in contrast having no effect on promoters that lack an AP-1 response group. U-0126 is also useful in neuronal studies in mice since it displays inhibitory effects against oxidative stress. U-0126 is an activator of PGC-1, mtTFA and nuclear respiratory factor.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335
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