Catalog Number: 2191
Alternate Names: NSC 83265
Chemical Name: S-(Triphenylmethyl)-L-cysteine
Biological Activity
Potent, cell-permeable, selective inhibitor of mitotic kinesin Eg5, a protein required for establishing and maintaining a bipolar spindle. Inhibits basal ATPase activity (IC50 = 1 mM) and microtubule-activated ATPase activity of Eg5 (IC50 = 140 nM). Induces mitotic arrest in HeLa cells with an IC50 of 700 nM. Displays antitumor activity.
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    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
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    Store at +4°C
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Background References
  1. In vitro screening for inhibitors of the human mitotic kinesin Eg5 with antimitotic and antitumour activities.
    DeBonis et al.
    Mol.Cancer Ther., 2004;3:1079
  2. Identification of the protein binding region of S-trityl-L-cysteine, a new potent inhibitor of mitotic kinesin Eg5.
    Brier et al.
    Biochemistry, 2004;43:13072

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for S-Trityl-L-cysteine include:

Showing Results 1 - 2 of 2

  1. Nuclear translocation of Cyclin B1 marks the restriction point for terminal cell cycle exit in G2 phase.
    Authors: Müllers Et al.
    PLoS Genet
  2. PP2A/B55 and Fcp1 regulate Greatwall and Ensa dephosphorylation during mitotic exit.
    Authors: Hégarat Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther
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