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Potent, selective and photo-dependent inhibitor of protein kinase C that targets the regulatory domain (IC50 = 50 nM). Displays > 1000-fold selectivity over other protein kinases such as cAMP-dependent protein kinase and tyrosine-specific protein kinase. Inhibits cell proliferation of malignant glioma cells in light-treated conditions in vitro (IC50 ~ 40 - 60 nM). Also an antagonist of the Tcf/β-catenin complex.
|Storage||Desiccate at +4°C|
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|Solubility||Soluble in DMSO and in ethanol|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Pollack and Kawecki (1997) The effect of calphostin C, a potent photodependent protein kinase C inhibitor, on the proliferation of glioma cells in vitro. J.Neurooncol. 31 255 PMID: 9049854
Au et al (2006) Differential effects of photofrin, 5-aminolevulinic acid and calphostin C on glioma cells. J.Photochem.Photobiol.B. 85 92 PMID: 16829117
Kobayashi et al (1989) Calphostin C (UCN-1028C), a novel microbial compound, is a highly potent and specific inhibitor of protein kinase C. Biochem.Biophys.Res.Comm. 159 548
Matsuzaki and Darcha (2013) In vitro effects of a small-molecule antagonist of the Tcf/β-catenin complex on endometrial and endometriotic cells of patients with endometriosis. PLoS One 8 e61690 PMID: 23626717
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5 Citations for Calphostin C
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Cao et al (2015) A novel mechanism for cytoprotection against hypoxic injury: δ-opioid receptor-mediated increase in Nrf2 translocation. PLoS One 172 1869 PMID: 25439010
Merino et al (2015) Glucagon Increases Beating Rate but Not Contractility in Rat Right Atrium. Comparison with isoprote. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 10 e0132884 PMID: 26222156
Kaul and Maltese (2009) Killing of cancer cells by the photoactivatable protein kinase C inhibitor, calphostin C, involves induction of endoplasmic reticulum stress. Neoplasia 11 823 PMID: 19724676
Most et al (2013) S100A1 deficiency impairs postischemic angiogenesis via compromised proangiogenic endothelial cell function and nitric oxide synthase regulation. Circ Res 112 66 PMID: 23048072
Liang et al (2014) δ-Opioid receptors up-regulate excitatory amino acid transporters in mouse astrocytes. Br J Pharmacol 171 5417 PMID: 25052197
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