Chemical Name: (3aα,4β,7β,7aα)-Hexahydro-3a,7a-dimethyl-4,7-epoxyisobenzofuran-1,3-dione
Biological ActivityCantharidin is a natural toxin inhibitor of protein phosphatases 1 and 2A (Ki values are 1.1 and 0.19 μM respectively); similar to okadaic acid (Cat. No. 1136). Displays > 500-fold selectivity over PP2B.
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Cantharidin effects on protein phosphatases and the phosphorylation state of phosphoproteins in mice.
Eldridge and Casida
Cantharidin, another natural toxin that inhibits the activity of serine/threonine protein phosphatases types 1 and 2A.
FEBS Lett., 1993;330:283
The protein phosphatase inhibitor cantharidin alters vascular endothelial cell permeability.
Knapp et al.
Citations for Cantharidin
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Single-Cell Sequencing of iPSC-DA Neurons Reconstructs Disease Progression and Identifies HDAC4 as a Regulator of Parkinson Cell Phenotypes.
Authors: Lang Et al.
Cell Stem Cell 2019;24:93
Dephosphorylation of the NPR2 guanylyl cyclase contributes to inhibition of bone growth by fibroblast growth factor.
Authors: Shuhaibar Et al.
Selective Effects of PDE10A Inhibitors on Striatopallidal Neurons Require Phosphatase Inhibition by DARPP-32(1,2,3).
Authors: Polito Et al.
J Biol Chem 2015;2
Inhibitory interactions between phosphorylation sites in the C terminus of α-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid-type glutamate receptor GluA1 subunits.
Authors: Gray Et al.
Cell Death Dis 2014;289:14600
Dephosphorylation and inactivation of NPR2 guanylyl cyclase in granulosa cells contributes to the LH-induced decrease in cGMP that causes resumption of meiosis in rat oocytes.
Authors: Egbert Et al.
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