Cat. No. 2637

Gliotoxin C13H14N2O4S2 [67-99-2]

Price and Availability

For Gliotoxin pricing & availability please select your country from the drop down menu:
By clicking submit you agree to accept a cookie from Tocris Bioscience. For details, please read our privacy and cookie policy.

Alternative Name: Aspergillin

Chemical Name: (3R,5aS,6S,10aR)-2,3,5a,6-Tetrahydro-6-hydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-10H-3,10a-epidithiopyrazino[1,2-a]indole-1,4-dione

Biological Activity

Immunosuppressive agent; blocks phagocytosis, cytokine production and proliferation of T and B cells. Non-competitively inhibits chymotrypsin-like activity of 20S proteasome; prevents degradation of IκBα, an endogenous blocker of NF-κB. Also inhibits farnesyltransferase and geranylgeranyltransferase I (IC50 values are 80 and 17 μM respectively) and displays antitumor activity against breast cancer in vivo.

Technical Data

Soluble in DMSO and in ethanol
Desiccate at -20°C

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Datasheet

References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Vigushin et al (2004) Gliotoxin is a dual inhibitor of farnesyltransferase and geranylgeranyltransferase I with antitumour activity against breast cancer in vivo. Med.Oncol. 21 21. PMID: 15034210.

Fitzpatrick et al (2000) In vitro and in vivo effects of gliotoxin, a fungal metabolite: efficacy against dextran sodium sulfate-induced colitis in rats. Dig.Dis.Sci. 45 2327. PMID: 11258552.

Waring and Beaver (1996) Gliotoxin and related epipolythiodioxopiperazines. Gen.Pharmacol. 27 1311. PMID: 9304400.

If you know of a relevant reference for Gliotoxin please let us know.

Citations are publications that use Tocris products.

Do you know of a great paper that uses Gliotoxin from Tocris? If so please let us know.

View Related Products by Product Action

Keywords: Gliotoxin, supplier, inhibitors, 20S, proteasome, immunosuppressant, inhibits, NF-κB, NF-kappaB, NF-kB, cytokine, production, Farnesyltransferase, geranylgeranyltransferase, I, Proteinases, Proteases, Nuclear, Factor, Kappa, B, Cytokine, Signaling, Signalling, Post-translational, Modification, Transcription, Factors, Transferases, Tocris Bioscience, Proteasome Inhibitor products

Quick Order

Find multiple products by catalog number

divider line

Cancer Research Product Guide

Cancer Research Product Guide

Our Cancer Research Guide highlights over 750 products for cancer research. Request copy or view PDF today.

divider line

Neurodegeneration Research Product Guide

Neurodegeneration Product Guide

Our Neurodegeneration guide highlights over 275 products for neurodegeneration research. Request copy or view PDF today.

divider line

New Products in this Area

TM 5441

Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) inhibitor


Selective high affinity MMP2 inhibitor

Sign-up for new product e-alerts
divider line

Bio-Techne Events

SENC 2017

17th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Neuroscience

September 27 - 30, 2017

Alicante, Spain