Cat. No. 4253
Chemical Name: 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(1-methylpyridin
Biological ActivityCationic porphyrin; inhibits human telomerase. Stacks with G tetrads to stabilize quadruplex DNA. Inhibits cell proliferation and induces cell death in three myeloma cell lines. Activity results in telomere shortening at concentrations between 1 and 5 μM.
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Shammas et al (2003) Telomerase inhibition and cell growth arrest by G-quadruplex interactive agent in multiple myeloma. Mol.Cancer Ther. 2 825. PMID: 14555701.
Shi et al (2001) Quadruplex-interactive agents as telomerase inhibitors: synthesis of porphyrins and structure-activity relationship for the inhibition of telomerase. J.Med.Chem. 474 4509.
Rha et al (2000) Effect of telomere and telomerase interactive agents on human tumor and normal cell lines. Clin.Cancer Res. 6 987. PMID: 10741725.
Wheelhouse et al (1998) Cationic porphyrins as telomerase inhibitors: the interaction of tetra-(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)porphine with quadruplex DNA. J.Am.Chem.Soc. 120 3261.
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