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Thapsigargin is a potent inhibitor of sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPases (SERCA) that causes endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Thapsigargin can be used to induce autophagy in mammalian cells. In vitro, thapsigargin blocks infection of immortilized and primary human cells with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A. Thapsigargin protects mice against lethal influenza A viral infection in reduces virus titres in the lungs of treated mice.
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|1 mM||1.54 mL||7.68 mL||15.37 mL|
|5 mM||0.31 mL||1.54 mL||3.07 mL|
|10 mM||0.15 mL||0.77 mL||1.54 mL|
|50 mM||0.03 mL||0.15 mL||0.31 mL|
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Al-Beltagi et al (2021) Thapsigargin is a broad-Spectrum inhibitor of major human respiratory viruses: coronavirus, respiratory syncytial virus and influenza A virus. Viruses 13 234 PMID: 33546185
Goulding et al (2020) Thapsigargin at non-cytotoxic levels induces a potent host antiviral response that blocks influenza A virus replication. Viruses 12 1093 PMID: 32992478
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Dissolved in DMSO. We treated cells for 16 hr.
Thapsigargin was used to block SERCA in activated CD8+ T-cells. This maintained high intracellular Ca2+, leading to increased activation of CD8+ T-cells as measured by IFNg production via intracellular flow cytometry.
This compound is often used to deplete intracellular calcium stores in cell culture or other applications. It worked as expected in our tissue preparations.
Cytosolic Ca2+ sensitive indicator, Fura-2 was loaded in RBL-2H3 cells and excited alternately at 340 and 380 nm and fluorescence was captured at 510 nm.ER store was depleted with 500 nM thapsigargin which promotes store-operated Ca2+ entry via STIM1/Orai1 pathway into the cells upon addition of 2 mM extracellular Ca2+.RBL-2H3 cells were loaded with FURA-2AM (2 μM) and Pluronic F127 (0.02%) for 30 min followed by washing with normal-Tyrode solution. Cells were stimulated at 1 Hz frequency and fluorescence intensities were measured.
Used it as a positive control to test if the mechanism of a novel small molecule (compound x) was to reduce ER stress. Cells were treated with 5um Thapsigargin for 24 hours, and splicing of XBP1 was determined by semi-quantitative RT-PCR
for calcium release from the ER