Catalog Number: 3715
Chemical Name: (2S,3R,4S,4aR)-3,4,4a,5-Tetrahydro-2,3,4,7-tetrahydroxy-(1,3)dioxolo(4,5-j)phenanthridin-6(2H)-one
Biological Activity
Exhibits antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects in carcinoma cells and displays cytotoxic activity against a panel of 60 cancer cell lines (mean IC50 = 47 nM). Activity decreases rate of cell division and increases mitosis duration in vitro. Also modulates the Rho/ROCK/LIM kinase/cofilin pathway; stimulates RhoA activation and induces actin polymerization.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. The Amaryllidaceae isocarbostyril narciclasine induces apoptosis by activation of the death receptor and/or mitochondrial pathways in cancer cells but not in normal fibroblasts.
    Dumont et al.
    Neoplasia, 2007;9:766
  2. Structure-activity relationship analysis of novel derivatives of narciclasine (an Amaryllidaceae isocarbostyril derivative) as potential anticancer agents.
    Ingrassia et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2009;52:1100
  3. Narciclasine, a plant growth modulator, activates Rho and stress fibers in glioblastoma cells.
    Lefranc et al.
    Mol.Cancer Ther., 2009;8:1739
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