Catalog Number: 0681
Chemical Name: [1-(4-Hydroxyphenoxy)ethylidene]bisphosphonic acid
Biological Activity
A potent inhibitor of inositol monophophatase; stable to hydrolysis. Induces autophagy in COS-7 cells independently of mTOR inhibition.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in water with gentle warming
  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Additional Information
Licensing Caveats:
Sold with the permission of Merck Sharp and Dohme Ltd.
Background References
  1. In vitro and in vivo inhibition of inositol monophosphatase by the bisphosphonate L-690,330.
    Atack et al.
    J.Neurochem., 1993;60:652
  2. Effects of L-690,488, a pro-drug of the bisphosphonate inisotol monophosphatase inhibitor L-690,330, on phosphatidylinisotol cycle markers.
    Atack et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 1994;270:70
  3. Chemical modulators of autophagy as biological probes and potential therapeutics.
    Fleming et al.
    Nat.Chem.Biol., 2011;7:9
  4. Lithium induces autophagy by inhibiting inositol monophosphatase.
    Sarkar et al.
    J.Cell.Biol., 2005;170:1101

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for L-690,330 include:

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  1. LtpD is a novel Legionella pneumophila effector that binds phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate and inositol monophosphatase IMPA1.
    Authors: Harding Et al.
    Infect Immun 2013;81:4261
  2. Inhibition of inositol monophosphatase by lithium chloride induces selective macrophage apoptosis in atherosclerotic plaques.
    Authors: Meyer Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol 2011;162:1410
  3. A rational mechanism for combination treatment of Huntington's disease using lithium and rapamycin.
    Authors: Sarkar Et al.
    J Cell Biol 2008;17:170
  4. Regulation of autophagy by the inositol trisphosphate receptor.
    Authors: Criollo Et al.
    Cell Death Differ 2007;14:1029
  5. Lithium induces autophagy by inhibiting inositol monophosphatase.
    Authors: Sarkar Et al.
    Infect Immun 2005;170:1101
  6. Wnt-5/pipetail functions in vertebrate axis formation as a negative regulator of Wnt/beta-catenin activity.
    Authors: Westfall Et al.
    J Cell Biol 2003;162:889
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