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Cat.No. 5148 - Wnt-C59 | C25H21N3O | CAS No. 1243243-89-1
Description: Highly potent PORCN inhibitor
Chemical Name: 4-(2-Methyl-4-pyridinyl)-N-[4-(3-pyridinyl)phenyl]benzeneacetamide
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (14)
Reviews (2)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for Wnt-C59

Wnt-C59 is a highly potent inhibitor of MBOAT (membrane-bound O-acyltranferase) family member Porcupine (PORCN) (IC50 = 74 pM) that mediates WNT palmitoylation and secretion. Wnt-C59 potently inhibits the processing of both canonical (1, 2, 3a, 6, 7b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10) and non-canonical (4, 5a, 11, 16) Wnt subtypes. Wnt-C59 blocks progression of mammary tumors in MMTV-WNT1 transgenic mice and downregulates Wnt/β-catenin target genes. Wnt-C59 treated tumors show a decrease in β-catenin, CyclinD1 and c-Myc. Wnt-C59 induces cardiomyocyte differentiation from human iPSCs following culture with CHIR 99021 (Cat. No. 4423). Wnt-C59 efficiently induces neural differentiation of CTIP2+/COUP-TF1- cells from PSCs in culture. When grafted into the cortex of adult mice, Wnt-C59-treated cells develop abundant axonal fiber extensions toward the spinal cord. Cell permeable and orally bioavailable.

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Technical Data for Wnt-C59

M. Wt 379.45
Formula C25H21N3O
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 1243243-89-1
PubChem ID 57519544
Smiles O=C(CC3=CC=C(C4=CC=NC(C)=C4)C=C3)NC1=CC=C(C2=CC=CN=C2)C=C1

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Solubility Data for Wnt-C59

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 7.59 20
ethanol 7.59 20

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.2 mM 13.18 mL 65.88 mL 131.77 mL
1 mM 2.64 mL 13.18 mL 26.35 mL
2 mM 1.32 mL 6.59 mL 13.18 mL
10 mM 0.26 mL 1.32 mL 2.64 mL

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References for Wnt-C59

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Proffitt et al (2013) Pharmacological inhibition of the Wnt acyltransferase PORCN prevents growth of WNT-driven mammary cancer. Cancer Res. 73 502 PMID: 23188502

Wend et al (2013) WNT10B/β-catenin signalling induces HMGA2 and proliferation in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. EMBO Mol.Med. 5 264 PMID: 23307470

Youssef et al (2012) Adult interfollicular tumour-initiating cells are reprogrammed into an embryonic hair follicle progenitor-like fate during basal cell carcinoma initiation. Nat. Cell Biol. 14 1282 PMID: 23178882

Burridge et al (2014) Chemically defined generation of human cardiomyocytes. Nat.Methods 11 855 PMID: 24930130

Motono et al (2016) WNT-C59, a small-molecule WNT inhibitor, efficiently induces anterior cortex that includes cortical motor neurons from human pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cells Transl.Med. 5 552 PMID: 26941358

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14 Citations for Wnt-C59

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Wnt-C59 include:

Liang et al (2019) Canonical Wnt signaling promotes pacemaker cell specification of cardiac mesodermal cells derived from mouse and human embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells 38 352 PMID: 31648393

Nigmatullina et al (2017) Id2 controls specification of Lgr5+ intestinal stem cell progenitors during gut development. EMBO J 36 869 PMID: 28077488

Piccini et al (2017) Adrenergic Stress Protection of Human iPS Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes by Fast Kv7.1 Recycling. Front Physiol 8 705 PMID: 28959214

Pfeiffer et al (2018) Cardiogenic programming of human pluripotent stem cells by dose-controlled activation of EOMES. Nat Commun 9 440 PMID: 29382828

Shafa et al (2018) Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Manufactured Using a Current Good Manufacturing Practice-Compliant Process Differentiate Into Clinically Relevant Cells From Three Germ Layers. Front Med (Lausanne) 5 69 PMID: 29600249

Hoes et al (2018) Iron deficiency impairs contractility of human cardiomyocytes through decreased mitochondrial function. Eur J Heart Fail 20 910 PMID: 29484788

Montefiori et al (2018) A promoter interaction map for cardiovascular disease genetics. Elife 7 PMID: 29988018

Pavlovic et al (2018) A Comparative Assessment of Human and Chimpanzee iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes with Primary Heart Tissues. Sci Rep 8 15312 PMID: 30333510

Sharma et al (2018) Stage-specific Effects of Bioactive Lipids on Human iPSC Cardiac Differentiation and Cardiomyocyte Proliferation. Sci Rep 8 6618 PMID: 29700394

Jiang et al (2018) An Ultrasensitive Calcium Reporter System via CRISPR-Cas9-Mediated Genome Editing in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. iScience 9 27 PMID: 30368079

Rostovskaya et al (2019) Capacitation of human naïve pluripotent stem cells for multi-lineage differentiation. Development 146 PMID: 30944104

Ward and Gilad (2019) A generally conserved response to hypoxia in iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes from humans and chimpanzees. Elife 8 PMID: 30958265

Bernatik et al (2017) A Novel Role for the BMP Antagonist Noggin in Sensitizing Cells to Non-canonical Wnt-5a/Ror2/Disheveled Pathway Activation. Front Cell Dev Biol 5 47 PMID: 28523267

Marczenke et al (2017) Cardiac Subtype-Specific Modeling of Kv1.5 Ion Channel Deficiency Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. Front Physiol 8 469 PMID: 28729840

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iPSC differentiation.
By Anonymous on 10/28/2021
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: Human iPSC

Used to differentiate human iPSC into cardiac cells. dose of 2uM was used

The role of Wnt signaling in chemotherapy-induced apoptosis..
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human

Pancreatic cancer cells were incubated for pretreated for 2 hours with WNT-C59 followed by conventional chemotherapeutics. Wnt inhibition had an additive effect on cancer cell’s viability upon 3 days of treatment.

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