Cyclic Pifithrin-α hydrobromide
Chemical Name: 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydro-2-(4-methylphenyl)-imidazo[2,1-b]benzothiazole hydrobromide
Biological ActivityCyclic Pifithrin-α hydrobromide is a cyclic analog of pifithrin-α (Cat. No. 1267), a small molecule inhibitor of p53. Prevents dexamethasone-induced cell death in murine thymocytes (EC50 = 2.01 μM). Sensitizes p53-deficient tumors to radiotherapy and chemotherapy; increases apoptosis in target cells when used in combination with antimicrotubule agents.
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Inhibitors of apoptosis in lymphocytes: synthesis and biological evaluation of compounds related to pifithrin-α.
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Novel cyclized Pifithrin-alpha p53 inactivators: synthesis and biological studies.
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Cyclic Pifithrin-α sensitizes wild type p53 tumor cells to antimicrotubule agent-induced apoptosis.
Zuco and Zunino
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Reversible p53 inhibition prevents cisplatin ototoxicity without blocking chemotherapeutic efficacy.
Authors: Benkafadar Et al.
EMBO Mol Med 2017;9:7
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