Cat. No. 2682
Alternative Names: 4-PB, Sodium phenylbutyrate
Chemical Name: 4-Phenylbutyric acid, sodium salt
Biological ActivityHistone deacetylase inhibitor that displays anticancer activity. Inhibits cell proliferation, invasion and migration and induces apoptosis in glioma cells. Also inhibits protein isoprenylation, depletes plasma glutamine, increases production of fetal hemoglobin through transcriptional activation of the γ-globin gene and affects hPPARγ activation.
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Khan et al (2011) HDAC inhibitor 4-phenylbutyrate preserves immature phenotype of human embryonic midbrain stem cells: implications for the involvement of DNA methyltransferase. Int.J.Mol.Med. 28 977. PMID: 21894430.
Ammerpohl et al (2007) Complementary effects of HDAC inhibitor 4-PB on gap junction communication and cellular export mechanisms support restoration of chemosensitivity of PDAC cells. Br.J.Cancer 96 73. PMID: 17164759.
Appelskog et al (2004) Histone deacetylase inhibitor 4-phenylbutyrate suppresses GADPH mRNA expression in glioma cells. Int.J.Oncol. 24 1419. PMID: 15138583.
Engelhard et al (1998) Inhibitory effects of phenylbutyrate on the proliferation, morphology, migration and invasiveness of malignant glioma cells. J.Neuro-Oncol. 37 97.
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Karadottir et al (2015) Cyclic mechanical stretch down-regulates cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide expression and activates a pro-inflammatory response in human bronchial epithelial cells. Oncotarget 3 e1483. PMID: 26664810.
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