Catalog Number: 2151
Alternate Names: Triciribine, NSC 154020, TCN
Chemical Name: 1,5-Dihydro-5-methyl-1-β-D-ribofuranosyl-1,4,5,6,8-pentaazaacenaphthylen-3-amine
Biological Activity
Selective inhibitor of Akt (protein kinase B) signaling; displays minimal inhibition of PKC, PKA, SGK and p38 pathways. Inhibits phosphorylation and activation of downstream targets of Akt including Bad, GSK-3β and AFX. Induces apoptosis and growth arrest in vitro, preferentially in human cancer cells with elevated levels of Akt. Potently and selectively inhibits growth of Akt-overexpressing tumors in mice. Inhibits DNA synthesis and displays antiviral activity against HIV-1 and -2.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in 1eq. HCl and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Dual mechanisms of inhibition of DNA synthesis by triciribine.
    Wotring et al.
    Cancer Res., 1990;50:4891
  2. Phosphorylation of triciribine is necessary for activity against HIV type 1.
    Ptak et al.
    AIDS Res.Hum.Retroviruses., 1998;14:1315
  3. Akt/protein kinase B signaling inhibitor-2, a selective small molecule inhibitor of Akt signaling with antitumour activity in cancer cells overexpressing Akt.
    Yang et al.
    Cancer Res., 2004;64:4394

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for API-2 include:

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  1. Targeting Glutamatergic Signaling and the PI3 Kinase Pathway to Halt Melanoma Progression.
    Authors: Rosenberg Et al.
    Biol Open
  2. Repression of glucocorticoid-stimulated angiopoietin-like 4 gene transcription by insulin.
    Authors: Kuo Et al.
    J Lipid Res
  3. Propofol mediates signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 activation and crosstalk with phosphoinositide 3-kinase/AKT.
    Authors: Shravah Et al.
    Am J Physiol Renal Physiol
  4. Sea urchin akt activity is Runx-dependent and required for post-cleavage stage cell division.
    Authors: Robertson Et al.
  5. Calpain-mediated processing of p53-associated parkin-like cytoplasmic protein (PARC) affects chemosensitivity of human ovarian cancer cells by promoting p53 subcellular trafficking.
    Authors: Woo Et al.
    J Biol Chem
  6. mTOR generates an auto-amplification loop by triggering the βTrCP- and CK1α-dependent degradation of DEPTOR.
    Authors: Duan Et al.
  7. NKG2D receptor regulates human effector T-cell cytokine production.
    Authors: Barber and Sentman
    Mol Cell
  8. Control of cerebellar long-term potentiation by P-Rex-family guanine-nucleotide exchange factors and phosphoinositide 3-kinase.
    Authors: Jackson Et al.
    PLoS One
  9. FRP inhibits ox-LDL-induced endothelial cell apoptosis through an Akt-NF-{kappa}B-Bcl-2 pathway and inhibits endothelial cell apoptosis in an apoE-knockout mouse model.
    Authors: Liu Et al.
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab
  10. Mechano-transduction in osteoblastic cells involves strain-regulated estrogen receptor alpha-mediated control of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I receptor sensitivity to Ambient IGF, leading to phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/AKT-dependent Wnt/LRP5 recept
    Authors: Sunters Et al.
    J Biol Chem
  11. Disassembly of shank and homer synaptic clusters is driven by soluble beta-amyloid(1-40) through divergent NMDAR-dependent signalling pathways.
    Authors: Roselli Et al.
    PLoS One
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