Catalog Number: 4396
Chemical Name: 5,6-Dihydro-1-[(2E)-1-oxo-3-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-2-propen-1-yl]-2(1H)-pyridinone
Biological Activity
Induces cell death and increases the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cancer cells with both wild-type and normal p53. Also inhibits the growth of spontaneous malignant breast tumors in mice. Displays little effect on normal cells. Rapidly depletes androgen receptor expression in human prostate cancer cells via a ROS-dependent, proteasome-mediated mechanism.
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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. Selective killing of cancer cells by a small molecule targeting the stress response to ROS.
    Raj et al.
    Nature, 2011;475:231
  2. Piperlongumine induces rapid depletion of the androgen receptor in human prostate cancer cells.
    Golovine et al.
    Prostate [Epub ahead of print], 2012;

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