MRK 560

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Description: γ-secretase inhibitor; attenuates amyloid plaque deposition
Chemical Name: N-[cis-4-[(4-Chlorophenyl)sulfonyl]-4-(2,5-difluorophenyl)cyclohexyl]-1,1,1-trifluoromethanesulfonamide
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (3)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for MRK 560

MRK 560 is a γ-secretase inhibitor, which selectively inhibits proteolytic cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) over the Notch pathway. MRK 560 reduces levels of Aβ in vitro (inhibits Aβ40 and Aβ42 in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells with an IC50 of 0.65 nM) and attenuates plaque deposition. This compound is orally bioavailable.

Licensing Information

Manufactured and sold under license from Merck & Co., Inc. for use solely for preclinical research purposes (ie: not for administration to or other use in humans).

Extrernal Portal Information for MRK 560

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Technical Data for MRK 560

M. Wt 517.92
Formula C19H17ClF5NO4S2
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 677772-84-8
PubChem ID 11577204
Smiles FC1=CC(=C(F)C=C1)[C@]1(CC[C@@H](CC1)N[S](=O)(=O)C(F)(F)F)[S](=O)(=O)C1=CC=C(Cl)C=C1

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Solubility Data for MRK 560

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 51.79 100
ethanol 25.9 50

Preparing Stock Solutions for MRK 560

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 517.92. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.93 mL 9.65 mL 19.31 mL
5 mM 0.39 mL 1.93 mL 3.86 mL
10 mM 0.19 mL 0.97 mL 1.93 mL
50 mM 0.04 mL 0.19 mL 0.39 mL

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3 Citations for MRK 560

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for MRK 560 include:

Lariosa-Willingham et al (2016) Development of a central nervous system axonal myelination assay for high throughput screening. BMC Neurosci 17 16 PMID: 27103572

Singh et al (2014) GSI promotes vincristine-induced apoptosis by enhancing multi-polar spindle formation. Cell Cycle 13 157 PMID: 24200971

Qi et al (2014) Longitudinal testing of hippocampal plasticity reveals the onset and maintenance of endogenous human Aβ-induced synaptic dysfunction in individual freely behaving pre-plaque transgenic rats: rapid reversal by anti-Aβ agents. Acta Neuropathol Commun 2 175 PMID: 25540024

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