BVT 948

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Cat.No. 2176 - BVT 948 | C14H11NO3 | CAS No. 39674-97-0
Description: Non-competitive protein tyrosine phosphatase inhibitor; enhances insulin signaling
Chemical Name: 4-Hydroxy-3,3-dimethyl-2H-benz[g]indole-2,5(3H)-dione
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (1)

Biological Activity

Non-competitive, cell-permeable inhibitor of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) (IC50 = 0.09 - 1.7 μM); displays irreversible inhibition through catalysis of the hydrogen peroxide-dependent oxidation of PTP. Enhances insulin signaling in vitro and insulin tolerance in ob/ob mice in vivo. Also inhibits several cytochrome P450 isoforms (IC50 <10 μM).

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Technical Data

M. Wt 241.25
Formula C14H11NO3
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 39674-97-0
PubChem ID 6604934
Smiles CC1(C)C(=O)N=C2C1=C(O)C(=O)C1=CC=CC=C21

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 12.06 50
ethanol 12.06 50

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 241.25. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 4.15 mL 20.73 mL 41.45 mL
5 mM 0.83 mL 4.15 mL 8.29 mL
10 mM 0.41 mL 2.07 mL 4.15 mL
50 mM 0.08 mL 0.41 mL 0.83 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Liljebris et al (2004) Oxidation of protein tyrosine phosphatases as a pharmaceutical mechanism of action: a study using 4-hydroxy-3,3-dimethyl-2H-benzo[g]indole-2,5(3H)-dione. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 309 711 PMID: 14747616

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1 Citation for BVT 948

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for BVT 948 include:

Hwang et al (2013) Protein tyrosine phosphatase controls breast cancer invasion through the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 46 533 PMID: 24152909

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