Catalog Number: 1964
Chemical Name: 1,1',6,6',7,7'-Hexahydroxy-3,3'-dimethyl-5,5'-bis(1-methylethyl)-[2,2'-binaphthalene]-8,8'-dicarboxaldehyde
Biological Activity
Lipophilic agent derived from cottonseed. Exhibits multiple biological effects including antifertility and anticancer activity. Proapoptotic; downregulates Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL. R-enantiomer available (Cat. No. 3367).
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    Soluble to 25 mM in ethanol with gentle warming and to 25 mM in DMSO
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Gossypol: a contraceptive for men.
    Contraception, 2002;65:259
  2. Molecular mechanism of gossypol-induced cell growth inhibition and cell death of HT-29 human colon carcinoma cells.
    Zhang et al.
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 2003;66:93
  3. Gosspyol: prototype of inhibitors targeted to dinucleotide folds.
    Vander Jagt et al.
    Curr.Med.Chem., 2000;7:479

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Gossypol include:

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  1. Chemoresistance is associated with increased cytoprotective autophagy and diminished apoptosis in bladder cancer cells treated with the BH3 mimetic (-)-Gossypol (AT-101).
    Authors: Mani Et al.
    PLoS One
  2. Involvement of Smac, p53, and caspase pathways in induction of apoptosis by gossypol in human retinoblastoma cells.
    Authors: Hsiao Et al.
    Mol Vis
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