Cat. No. 4600

Auranofin C20H34AuO9PS [34031-32-8]

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Chemical Name: 1-Thio-β-D-glucopyranosatotriethylphosphine gold-2,3,4,6-tetraacetate

Biological Activity

Inhibitor of thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) (IC50 = 20 nM; Ki = 4 nM for the NADPH-reduced form of human cytosolic TrxR). Thought to induce the mitochondrial permeability transition via inhibition of mitochondrial TrxR. Also exhibits anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive activities; inhibits 5-lipoxygenase at high concentrations and stimulates LTA hydrolase at low concentrations.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 50 mM in ethanol
Store at RT

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Kim et al (2007) Auranofin blocks interleukin-6 signalling by inhibiting phosphorylation of JAK1 and STAT3. Immunology 122 607. PMID: 17645497.

Rigobello et al (2002) Induction of mitochondrial permeability transition by auranofin, a gold(I)-phosphine derivative. Br.J.Pharmacol. 136 1162. PMID: 12163349.

Gromer et al (1998) Human placenta thioredoxin reductase. Isolation of the selenoenzyme, steady state kinetics, and inhibition by therapeutic gold compounds. J.Biol.Chem. 273 20096. PMID: 9685351.

Betts et al (1990) Auranofin stimulates LTA hydrolase and inhibits 5-lipoxygenase/LTA synthase activity of isolated human neutrophils. Biochem.Pharmacol. 39 1233. PMID: 2157444.

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