E 64

Cat. No. 5208

E 64 C15H27N5O5 [66701-25-5]

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Chemical Name: (2S,3S)-3-[[[(1S)-1-[[[4-(Aminoiminomethyl)amino]butyl]amino]carbonyl]-3-methylbutyl]amino]carbonyl]-2-oxiranecarboxylic acid

Biological Activity

Potent and irreversible cysteine protease inhibitor (IC50 values are 1.4, 2.5 and 4.1 nM for cathepsin K, L and S respectively. Also inhibits papain, calpain, cathepsin B and cathepsin H. Has no effect on serine proteases. Reduces HSC-3 tongue cancer cell invasion and induces oxidative stress and apoptosis in filarial parasites. Also inhibits autophagy-associated lysosomal degradation in vitro.

Technical Data

Soluble to 20 mM in water
>98 %
Store at -20°C

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Wadhawan et al (2014) Inhibition of cathepsin B by E-64 induces oxidative stress and apoptosis in filarial parasite. PLoS ONE 9 e93161. PMID: 24667798.

Bitu et al (2013) Cathepsin K is present in invasive oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma in vivo and in vitro. PLoS ONE 8 e70925. PMID: 23951042.

Zhao et al (2010) Cytosolic FoxO1 is essential for the induction of autophagy and tumour suppressor activity. Nat.Cell.Biol. 12 665. PMID: 20543840.

Susa et al (2004) Human primary osteoclasts: in vitro generation and applications as pharmacological and clinical assay. J.Transl.Med. 2 6. PMID: 15025786.

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Lee et al (2015) Tricyclic Antidepressants Amitriptyline and Desipramine Induced Neurotoxicity Associated with Parkinson's Disease. PLoS One 38 734. PMID: 26242194.

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