hh RG 108 (CAS 48208-26-0): R&D Systems
Catalog Number: 3295
Chemical Name: N-Phthalyl-L-tryptophan
Biological Activity
Non-nucleoside DNA methyltransferase inhibitor that blocks the enzyme active site. Inhibits DNA methylation in human cancer cell lines in vitro without detectable toxicity. Demethylates and reactivates epigenetically silenced tumor suppressor genes. Enhances the efficiency of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) generation.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Epigenetic reactivation of tumor suppressor genes by a novel small-molecule inhibitor of DNA methyltransferase.
    Brueckner et al.
    Cancer Res., 2005;65:6305
  2. Functional diversity of DNA methyltransferase inhibitors in human cancer cell lines.
    Stresemann et al.
    Cancer Res., 2006;66:2794
  3. Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of biotinylated RG108: a high affinity compound for studying binding interactions with human DNA methyltransferases.
    Schirrmacher et al.
    Bioconjug.Chem., 2006;17:261

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for RG 108 include:

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  1. Pharmacological reprogramming of fibroblasts into neural stem cells by signaling-directed transcriptional activation.
    Authors: Zhang Et al.
    Cell Stem Cell 2016;18:653
  2. Brain feminization requires active repression of masculinization via DNA methylation.
    Authors: Nugent Et al.
    PLoS One 2015;18:690

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