Cat. No. 4761
Chemical Name: 5-Hydroxy-2-methyl-1,4-naphthalened
Biological ActivityAnticancer agent. Induces G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in A549 cells through JNK-dependent p53 Ser15 phosphorylation; inhibits A549 and MDA-MD-231 tumour xenograft growth in nude mice. Promotes autophagic cell death in MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 cells and inhibits Akt/mTOR signaling. Induces intracellular ROS generation in a PI 5-kinase-dependent manner. Also inhibits p300-mediated acetylation of p53.
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Hsu et al (2006) Plumbagin (5-hydroxy-2-methyl-1,4-napthoquinone) induces apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in A549 cells through p53 accumulation via c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase mediated phosphorylation at serine 15 in vitro and in vivo. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 318 484. PMID: 16632641.
Kuo et al (2006) Plumbagin induces G2-M arrest and autophagy by inhibiting the AKT/mammalian target of rapamycin pathway in breast cancer cells. Mol.Cancer Ther. 5 3209. PMID: 17172425.
Ravindra et al (2009) Inhibition of lysine acetyltransferase KAT3B/p300 activity by a naturally occurring hydroxynaphthoquinone, plumbagin. J.Biol.Chem. 284 24453. PMID: 19570987.
Lee et al (2012) The natural anticancer agent plumbagin induces potent cytotoxicity in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells by inhibiting a PI-5 kinase for ROS generation. PLoS One. 7 e45023. PMID: 23028742.
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