Pifithrin-α hydrobromide

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Pifithrin-α hydrobromide | CAS No. 63208-82-2 | p53 Inhibitors
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Description: p53 inhibitor. Also aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist

Chemical Name: 1-(4-Methylphenyl)-2-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-2-imino-3(2H)-benzothiazolyl)ethanone hydrobromide

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Biological Activity

Pifithrin-α hydrobromide is an inhibitor of p53; reversibly blocks p53-dependent transcriptional activation and apoptosis. Protects against neuronal death in models of stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. Active in vivo; protects mice from the side-effects of cancer therapy associated with p53 induction. Supresses self-renewal of embryonic stem cells. Also aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) agonist, causes upregulation of AHR target gene CYP1A1 (EC50 = 1.1 μM). Cyclic analog available (Cat. No. 3843).

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
Desiccate at -20°C

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Background References

  1. High-throughput genotoxicity assay identifies antioxidants as inducers of DNA damage response and cell death.
    Fox JT, Sakamuru S, Huang R
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2012;109(14):5423-8.
  2. PEPD is a pivotal regulator of p53 tumor suppressor
    L Yang, Y Li, A Bhattachar, Y Zhang
    Nat Commun, 2017;8(1):2052.
  3. Novel Pactamycin Analogs Induce p53 Dependent Cell-Cycle Arrest at S-Phase in Human Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) Cells.
    Guha G, Lu W, Li S, Liang X, Kulesz-Martin M, Mahmud T, Indra A, Ganguli-Indra G
    PLoS ONE, 2015;10(5):e0125322.
  4. Regulators of Salmonella-host interaction identified by peripheral blood transcriptome profiling: roles of TGFB1 and TRP53 in intracellular Salmonella replication in pigs
    T Huang, X Huang, B Shi, F Wang, W Feng, M Yao
    Vet. Res., 2018;49(1):121.
  5. A chemical inhibitor of p53 that protects mice from the side effects of cancer therapy.
    Komarov et al.
    Science, 1999;285:1733
  6. Suppression of p53: a new approach to overcome side effects of antitumor therapy.
    Komarova and Gudkov
    Biochemistry, 2000;65:41
  7. The p53 inhibitor, pifithrin-α, suppresses self-renewal of embryonic stem cells.
    Abdelalim and Tooyama
    Biochem.Biophys.Res.Comm., 2012;420:605
  8. The p53 inhibitor pifithrin-α is a potent agonist of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor.
    Hoagland et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2005;314:603
  9. A synthetic inhibitor of p53 protects neurons against death induced by ischemic and excitotoxic insults, and amyloid β-peptide.
    Culmsee et al.
    J.Neurochem., 2001;77:220

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