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API-2 | CAS No. 35943-35-2 | Akt (Protein Kinase B) Inhibitors
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Description: Selective inhibitor of Akt/PKB signaling. Antitumor and antiviral
Alternative Names: Triciribine, NSC 154020, TCN

Chemical Name: 1,5-Dihydro-5-methyl-1-β-D-ribofuranosyl-1,4,5,6,8-pentaazaacenaphthylen-3-amine

Purity: ≥99%

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Biological Activity

API-2 is a 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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Citations for API-2

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  1. IFT80 is required for stem cell proliferation, differentiation, and odontoblast polarization during tooth development.
    Authors: Yuan Et al.
    Cell Death Dis  2019;10:63
  2. The AKT inhibitor triciribine in combination with PTX has order-specific efficacy against Zfp217-induced breast cancer chemoresistance.
    Authors: Suarez Et al.
    Oncotarget  2017;8:108534
  3. Isolation and characterization of a new naturally immortalized human breast carcinoma cell line, KAIMRC1.
    Authors: Ali Et al.
    BMC Cancer  2017;17:803
  4. Tankyrase Inhibition Blocks Wnt/β-Catenin Pathway and Reverts Resistance to PI3K and AKT Inhibitors in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer.
    Authors: Arqu&eacutes Et al.
    Clin Cancer Res  2016;22:644
  5. Targeting Glutamatergic Signaling and the PI3 Kinase Pathway to Halt Melanoma Progression.
    Authors: Rosenberg Et al.
    Biol Open  2015;8:42614
  6. PI3K Phosphorylation Is Linked to Improved Electrical Excitability in an In Vitro Engineered Heart Tissue Disease Model System.
    Authors: Kana Et al.
    Tissue Eng Part A  2015;21:2379
  7. Repression of glucocorticoid-stimulated angiopoietin-like 4 gene transcription by Ins.
    Authors: Kuo Et al.
    J Lipid Res  2014;55:919
  8. PropF. 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  2014;3:e29554
  9. Sea urchin akt activity is Runx-dependent and required for post-cleavage stage cell division.
    Authors: Robertson Et al.
    Blood  2013;2:472
  10. 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  2012;287:3963


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