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Catalog Number:1760
Chemical Name:(±)-1,2,3,3a-Tetrahydro-3a-hydroxy-6-methyl-1-phenyl-4H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]quinolin-4-one
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Citations (34)
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Biological Activity
Selective inhibitor of myosin II ATPase activity; inhibits contraction of the cleavage furrow without disrupting mitosis or contractile ring assembly. Rapidly and reversibly blocks cell blebbing, and disrupts directed cell migration and cytokinesis in vertebrate cells.

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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at +4°C
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  1. ROCK signaling promotes collagen remodeling to facilitate invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma tumor cell growth.
    Authors: Rath Et al.
    EMBO Mol Med  2017;9:198
  2. MYH9 is an Essential Factor for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Infection.
    Authors: Gao Et al.
    Nat Commun  2016;6:25120
  3. Real-time two- and three-dimensional imaging of monocyte motility and navigation on planar surfaces and in collagen matrices: roles of Rho.
    Authors: Bzymek Et al.
    Sci Rep  2016;6:25016
  4. Myocardial Infarction Causes Transient Cholinergic Transdifferentiation of Cardiac Sympathetic Nerves via gp130.
    Authors: Olivas Et al.
    J Neurosci  2016;36:479
  5. Substrate stress relaxation regulates cell spreading.
    Authors: Chaudhuri Et al.
    Int J Nanomedicine  2015;6:6364
  6. Expression of α-Smooth Muscle Actin Determines the Fate of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells.
    Authors: Talele Et al.
    Stem Cell Reports  2015;4:1016
  7. Mechanical coupling between transsynaptic N-cadherin adhesions and actin flow stabilizes dendritic spines.
    Authors: Chazeau Et al.
    Int J Cancer  2015;26:859
  8. ZO-1 controls endothelial adherens junctions, cell-cell tension, angiogenesis, and barrier formation.
    Authors: Tornavaca Et al.
    Cell  2015;208:821
  9. Cortical contractility triggers a stochastic switch to fast amoeboid cell motility.
    Authors: Ruprecht Et al.
    PLoS One  2015;160:673
  10. SDF-1α stiffens myeloma bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells through the activation of RhoA-ROCK-Myosin II.
    Authors: Choi Et al.
    J Cell Biol  2015;136:E219
  11. Atherosclerosis exacerbates arrhythmia following myocardial infarction: Role of myocardial inflammation.
    Authors: Jesus Et al.
    Mol Biol Cell  2015;12:169
  12. Role of sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium in development of secondary calcium rise and early afterdepolarizations in long QT syndrome rabbit model.
    Authors: Chang Et al.
    J Cell Sci  2015;10:e0123868
  13. Simvastatin enhances Rho/actin/cell rigidity pathway contributing to mesenchymal stem cells' osteogenic differentiation.
    Authors: Tai Et al.
    Heart Rhythm  2015;10:5881
  14. Live Cell Interferometry Quantifies Dynamics of Biomass Partitioning during Cytokinesis.
    Authors: Zangle Et al.
    PLoS One  2014;9:e115726
  15. Optical mapping of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ in the intact heart: ryanodine receptor refractoriness during alternans and fibrillation.
    Authors: Wang Et al.
    Circ Res  2014;114:1410
  16. Organ explant culture of neonatal rat ventricles: a new model to study gene and cell therapy.
    Authors: Haan Et al.
    PLoS One  2013;8:e59290
  17. Sinoatrial node reentry in a canine chronic left ventricular infarct model: role of intranodal fibrosis and heterogeneity of refractoriness.
    Authors: Glukhov Et al.
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol  2013;6:984
  18. Functional roles of KATP channel subunits in metabolic inhibition.
    Authors: Glukhov Et al.
    J Mol Cell Cardiol  2013;62:90
  19. Mitochondrial dysfunction causing cardiac sodium channel downregulation in cardiomyopathy.
    Authors: Liu Et al.
    J Mol Cell Cardiol  2013;54:25
  20. Shaping organs by a wingless-int/Notch/nonmuscle myosin module which orients feather bud elongation.
    Authors: Li Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2013;110:E1452
  21. LTP induction translocates cortactin at distant synapses in wild-type but not Fmr1 knock-out mice.
    Authors: Seese Et al.
    J Neurosci  2012;32:7403
  22. CD36 protein influences myocardial Ca2+ homeostasis and phospholipid metabolism: conduction anomalies in CD36-deficient mice during fasting.
    Authors: Pietka Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2012;287:38901
  23. A Rho GTPase signal treadmill backs a contractile array.
    Authors: Burkel Et al.
    Dev Cell  2012;23:384
  24. Contractile Activity Regulates Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression and NO(i) Production in Cardiomyocytes via a FAK-Dependent Signaling Pathway.
    Authors: Chu Et al.
    J Signal Transduct  2012;2012:473410
  25. Effects of KATP channel openers diazoxide and pinacidil in coronary-perfused atria and ventricles from failing and non-failing human hearts.
    Authors: Fedorov Et al.
    J Mol Cell Cardiol  2011;51:215
  26. RhoJ/TCL regulates endothelial motility and tube formation and modulates actomyosin contractility and focal adhesion numbers.
    Authors: Kaur Et al.
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol  2011;31:657
  27. Role of Pyk2 in cardiac arrhythmogenesis.
    Authors: Lang Et al.
    J Inflamm (Lond)  2011;301:H975
  28. 'White wave' analysis of epithelial scratch wound healing reveals how cells mobilise back from the leading edge in a myosin-II-dependent fashion.
    Authors: Matsubayashi Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A  2011;124:1017
  29. Transmural heterogeneity and remodeling of ventricular excitation-contraction coupling in human heart failure.
    Authors: Lou Et al.
    Circulation  2011;123:1881
  30. Optical mapping of action potentials and calcium transients in the mouse heart.
    Authors: Lang Et al.
    J Vis Exp  2011;
  31. Emergence of patterned stem cell differentiation within multicellular structures.
    Authors: Ruiz and Chen
    Sci Rep  2008;26:2921
  32. Rac1-null mouse embryonic fibroblasts are motile and respond to platelet-derived growth factor.
    Authors: Vidali Et al.
    Mol Biol Cell  2006;17:2377
  33. Reassembly of contractile actin cortex in cell blebs.
    Authors: Charras Et al.
    J Cell Biol  2006;175:477
  34. Emergent patterns of growth controlled by multicellular form and mechanics.
    Authors: Nelson Et al.
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol  2005;102:11594
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