Cat. No. 5305

Verteporfin C41H42N4O8 [129497-78-5]

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Alternative Name: Visudyne

Chemical Name: (4R,4aS)-18-Ethenyl-4,4a-dihydro-3,4-bis(methoxycarbonyl)-4a,8,14,19-tetramethyl-24H,26H-benzo[b]porphine-9,13-dipropanoic acid monomethyl ester

Biological Activity

YAP inhibitor; disrupts YAP-TEAD interactions. Enhances trypsin cleavage of YAP (EC50 = 100 nM). Inhibits growth and proliferation of retinoblastoma cells. Also suppresses cancer stem cell properties in vitro. Suppresses YAP-induced liver overgrowth in mice.

Technical Data

Soluble to 20 mM in DMSO
>97 %
Store at -20°C

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Brodowska et al (2014) The clinically used photosensitizer Verteporfin (VP) inhibits YAP-TEAD and human retinoblastoma cell growth in vitro without light activation. Exp.Eye Res. 124 67. PMID: 24837142.

Song et al (2014) Hippo coactivator YAP1 upregulates SOX9 and endows esophageal cancer cells with stem-like properties. Cancer Res. 74 4170. PMID: 24906622.

Liu-Chittenden et al (2012) Genetic and pharmacological disruption of the TEAD-YAP complex suppresses the oncogenic activity of YAP. Genes Dev. 26 1300. PMID: 22677547.

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