Catalog Number: 2617
Alternate Names: Tyrphostin AG 879
Chemical Name: (2E)-3-[3,5-Bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-hydroxyphenyl]-2-cyano-2-propenethioamide
Biological Activity
Inhibitor of the tyrosine kinase activity of nerve growth factor (NGF) TrkA. Decreases cellular proliferation in human muscular sarcoma cell lines. Also inhibits ErbB2 and VEGFR-2 (IC50 values are approximately 1 μM for both).
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 25 mM in ethanol
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. The Tyr-kinase inhibitor AG879, that blocks the ETK-PAK1 interaction, suppresses the RAS-induced PAK1 activation and malignant transformation.
    He et al.
    Cancer Biol.Ther., 2004;3:96
  2. Role of nerve growth factor and its receptors in non-nervous cancer growth: efficacy of a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (AG879) and neutralizing antibodies antityrosine kinase receptor A and antinerve growth factor: an in-vitro and in-vivo study.
    Rende et al.
    Anticancer Drugs, 2006;17:929
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