Sanguinarine chloride

Cat. No. 2302

Sanguinarine chloride C20H14ClNO4 [5578-73-4]

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Chemical Name: 13-Methyl-[1,3]-benzodioxolo[5,6-c]-1,3-dioxolo[4,5-i]phenanthridinium chloride

Biological Activity

Inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C), selective over PP1, PP2A and PP2B in vitro. Also inhibits mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase-1 (MKP-1) (IC50 = 10 μM). Plant alkaloid that exhibits anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Blocks cell cycle in the G1 phase; inhibits cell growth in human prostate carcinoma cells.

Technical Data

Soluble to 10 mM in DMSO
>97 %
Store at +4°C

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Aburai et al (2010) Sanguinarine as a potent and specific inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2C in vitro and induces apoptosis via phosphorylation of p38 in HL60 cells. Biosci.Biotechnol.Biochem. 74 548. PMID: 20208361.

Vogt et al (2005) The benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloid, sanguinarine, is a selective, cell-active inhibitor ofm mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase-1. J.Biol.Chem. 280 19078. PMID: 15753082.

Adhami et al (2004) Sanguinarine causes cell cycle blockade and apoptosis of human prostate carcinoma cells via modulation of cyclin kinase inhibitor-cyclin-cyclin-dependent kinase machinery. Mol.Cell Ther. 3 934.

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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Sanguinarine chloride include:

Kenny et al (2015) Quantitative high throughput screening using a primary human three-dimensional organotypic culture predicts in vivo efficacy. PLoS One 6 6220. PMID: 25653139.

Bavaria et al (2014) The mechanism by which MEK/ERK regulates JNK and p38 activity in polyamine depleted IEC-6 cells during apoptosis. Apoptosis 19 467. PMID: 24253595.

Candas et al (2014) Mitochondrial MKP1 is a target for therapy-resistant HER2-positive breast cancer cells. Cancer Res 74 7498. PMID: 25377473.

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