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Inhibits p53 binding to mitochondria by reducing its affinity for antiapoptotic proteins Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL. Displays no effect on the transactivational or cell cycle checkpoint control function of p53. Potentially increases reprogramming efficiency of human somatic cells to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by silencing p53. Reduces cell death induced by γ-radiation in vitro and protects mice from doses of radiation that cause lethal hematopoietic syndrome. Selectively inhibits heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) activity.
|Storage||Store at +4°C|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 181.21. 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.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||5.52 mL||27.59 mL||55.18 mL|
|5 mM||1.1 mL||5.52 mL||11.04 mL|
|10 mM||0.55 mL||2.76 mL||5.52 mL|
|50 mM||0.11 mL||0.55 mL||1.1 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Strom et al (2006) Small-molecule inhibitor of p53 binding to mitochondria protects mice from gamma radiation. Nat.Chem.Biol. 2 474 PMID: 16862141
Leu et al (2009) A small molecule inhibitor of inducible heat shock protein 70 (HSP70). Mol.Cell 36 15 PMID: 19818706
Kawamura et al (2009) Linking the p53 tumor suppressor pathway to somatic cell reprogramming. Nature 460 1140 PMID: 19668186
Steele et al (2009) 2-phenylacetylenesulfonamide (PAS) induces p53-independent apoptotic killing of B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells. Blood 114 1217 PMID: 19515722
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Xia et al (2014) EZH2 silencing with RNA interference induces G2/M arrest in human lung cancer cells in vitro. Biomed Res Int 2014 348728 PMID: 24745014
Nemade et al (2018) Cell death mechanisms of the anti-cancer drug EPEG on human cardiomyocytes isolated from pluripotent stem cells. Arch Toxicol 92 1507 PMID: 29397400
Kojima et al (2010) The novel tryptamine derivative JNJ-26854165 induces wild-type p53- and E2F1-mediated apoptosis in acute myeloid and lymphoid leukemias. Mol Cancer Ther 9 2545 PMID: 20736344
Blatzer et al (2015) Blocking Hsp70 Enhances the Efficiency of amphote. B Treatment against Resistant Aspergillus terreus Strains. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 59 3778 PMID: 25870060
Wang et al (2013) Active Constituents from Liriope platyphylla Root against Cancer Growth In Vitro. PLoS One 2013 857929 PMID: 23762164
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