Catalog Number: 2098
Chemical Name: 1-[(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)methyl]-1H-indole-2,3-dione
Biological Activity
Apoptosis activator; promotes the cytochrome c-dependent oligomerization of Apaf-1 into the mature apoptosome. Increases procaspase-9 processing and subsequent caspase-3 activation. Induces apoptosis in tumor cells (IC50 = 4 - 9 μM for leukemia cells) with weak or no effect on normal cell lines or those defective/deficient in Apaf-1, caspase-9 or caspase-3 activity (IC50 > 40 μM).
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    Soluble to 5 mM in ethanol and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Elevtaed p75NTR expression causes death of engrailed-deficient midbrain dopaminergic neurons by Erk1/2 suppression.
    Alavian et al.
    Neural Dev., 2009;4:11
  2. Progesterone attenuates oestrogen neuroprotection via downregulation of oestrogen receptor expression in cultured neurones.
    Jayaraman and Pike
    J.Neuroendocrinol., 2009;21:77
  3. Direct activation of the apoptosis machinery as a mechanism to target cancer cells.
    Nguyen and Wells
    Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA, 2003;100:7533

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  1. Hsp70 inhibits heat-induced apoptosis upstream of mitochondria by preventing Bax translocation.
    Authors: Stankiewicz Et al.
    PLoS One
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