Catalog Number: 5398
Chemical Name: N-(1,4-Dihydro-1,4-dioxo-2-naphthalenyl)-L-tryptophan
Biological Activity
Potent inhibitor of Aβ oligomer and fibril formation (IC50 = 50 nM for formation of fibrils from Aβ1-42). Reduces cytotoxicity of Aβ oligomers and increases cell viability in neuronal cells. Significantly extends lifespan of Drosophila expressing human Aβ1-42.
Technical Data
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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. Atomic and dynamic insights into the beneficial effect of the 1,4-naphthoquinon-2-yl-L-tryptophan inhibitor on Alzheimer's Aβ1-42 dimer in terms of aggregation and toxicity.
    Zhang et al.
    ACS Chem.Neurosci., 2013;5:148
  2. Complete phenotypic recovery of an Alzheimer's disease model by a quinone-tryptophan hybrid aggregation inhibitor.
    Scherzer-Attali et al.
    PLoS ONE, 2010;5:e11101
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