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Cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibitor. Displays sub-micromolar inhibition of cdk1, cdk2, cdk5, cdk7 and cdk9 (reported IC50 values range from 0.16 - 0.28 μM for cdk5 to 0.8 μM for cdk7). Selective for cdks over a wide range of related kinases including ERK1 and ERK2. Arrests L1210 cells in G1 phase. Inhibits phosphorylation of vimentin in vivo. Antimitotic.
|Storage||Store at -20°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 354.45. 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||2.82 mL||14.11 mL||28.21 mL|
|5 mM||0.56 mL||2.82 mL||5.64 mL|
|10 mM||0.28 mL||1.41 mL||2.82 mL|
|50 mM||0.06 mL||0.28 mL||0.56 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
De Azevedo et al (1997) Inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinases by purine analogues. Eur.J.Biochem. 243 518 PMID: 9030780
Meijer (1996) Chemical inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases. Trends Cell.Biol. 6 393 PMID: 15157522
Meijer et al (1997) Biochemical and cellular effects of roscovitine, a potent and selective inhibitor of the cyclin-dependent kinases cdc2, cdk2 and cdk5. Eur.J.Biochem. 243 527 PMID: 9030781
Jorda et al (2018) How selective are pharmacological inhibitors of cell-cycle-regulating cyclin-dependent kinases? J.Med.Chem. 61 9105 PMID: 30234987
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