Catalog Number: 3966
Chemical Name: N-[(4-Methoxyphenyl)methyl]-N'-(5-nitro-2-thiazolyl)urea
Biological Activity
Selective glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3) inhibitor (IC50 = 104 nM). Exhibits specificity for GSK-3 over cdk2 and cdk5 (IC50 values are > 100 μM) and over 26 other kinases. Inhibits β-amyloid-mediated neurodegeneration in hippocampal slices.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 5 mM in ethanol
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    Store at +4°C
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Sold with the permission of AstraZeneca UK Ltd.
Background References
  1. Structural insights and biological effects of glycogen synthase kinase 3-specific inhibitor AR-A014418.
    Bhat et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2003;278:45937
  2. AR-A014418, a selective GSK-3 inhibitor, produces antidepressant-like effects in the forced swim test.
    Gould et al.
    Int.J.Neuropsychopharmacol., 2004;7:387
  3. GSK3β signalling: casting a wide net in Alzheimer's disease.
    Bhat and Budd
    Neurosignals, 2002;11:251

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for AR-A 014418 include:

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  1. GSK3 inhibitors stabilize Wee1 and reduce cerebellar granule cell progenitor proliferation.
    Authors: Penas Et al.
    Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul)
  2. GSK3β Inhibition Promotes Synaptogenesis in Drosophila and Mammalian Neurons.
    Authors: Cuesto Et al.
    PLoS One
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