Akt/protein kinase B (PKB) inhibitor. Binds the pleckstrin homology domain of Akt and blocks Akt membrane translocation. Inhibits EGF-induced kinase activity of Akt1, Akt2 and Akt3. Induces cell growth arrest and apoptosis in human cancer cells expressing constitutively active Akt. Displays antitumor activity in vitro
and in vivo
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A small molecule inhibits Akt through direct binding to Akt and preventing Akt membrane translocation.
Kim et al.
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