Catalog Number: 4283
Alternate Names: GSI-953
Chemical Name: 5-Chloro-N-[(1S)-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-(hydroxymethyl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)propyl]-2-thiophenesulfonamide
Biological Activity
γ-secretase inhibitor; selectively inhibits cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) over Notch. Lowers levels of Aβ42 and Aβ40 (EC50 values are 12.4 and 14.8 nM respectively in cells expressing human recombinant APP). Orally active.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
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    Store at +4°C
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The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis. All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
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Licensing Caveats:
Sold for research purposes under agreement from Pfizer Inc.
Background References
  1. Discovery of begacestat, a Notch-1-sparing gamma secretase inhibitor for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
    Mayer et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2008;51:7348
  2. Begacestat (GSI-953): a novel, selective thiophene sulfonamide inhibitor of amyloid precursor protein γ-secretase for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
    Martone et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2009;331:598
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