Chemical Name: 6,8-Dihydro-8-(1H-imidazol-5-ylmethylene)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-g]benzothiazol-7-one
Biological ActivityPKR inhibitor (IC50 = 210 nM). Rescues PKR-dependent translation block in vitro. Decreases Aβ42-induced inflammatory cytokine release and apoptosis in neuronal cultures. Prevents neuroinflammation and neuronal loss in an acute excitotoxic rat model. Brain penetrant.
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Small molecule inhibitors of the RNA-dependent protein kinase.
Jammi et al.
The oxindole/imidazole derivative C16 reduces in vivo brain PKR activation.
Ingrand et al.
FEBS Lett., 2007;581:4473
Prevention of the β-amyloid peptide-induced inflammatory process by inhibition of double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase in primary murine mixed co-cultures.
Couturier et al.
The specific PKR inhibitor C16 prevents apoptosis and IL-1� production in an acute excitotoxic rat model with a neuroinflammatory component.
Tronel et al.
Citation for C16
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Epac1 inhibits PKR to reduce NLRP3 inflammasome proteins in retinal endothelial cells.
Authors: Jiang and Steinle
J Inflamm Res 2019;12:153
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