Catalog Number: 2302
Chemical Name: 13-Methyl-[1,3]-benzodioxolo[5,6-c]-1,3-dioxolo[4,5-i]phenanthridinium chloride
Biological Activity
Inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C), selective over PP1, PP2A and PP2B in vitro. Also inhibits mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase-1 (MKP-1) (IC50 = 10 μM). Plant alkaloid that exhibits anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Blocks cell cycle in the G1 phase; inhibits cell growth in human prostate carcinoma cells.
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    Soluble to 10 mM in DMSO
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    Store at +4°C
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Background References
  1. The benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloid, sanguinarine, is a selective, cell-active inhibitor ofm mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase-1.
    Vogt et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2005;280:19078
  2. Sanguinarine as a potent and specific inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2C in vitro and induces apoptosis via phosphorylation of p38 in HL60 cells.
    Aburai et al.
    Biosci.Biotechnol.Biochem., 2010;74:548
  3. Sanguinarine causes cell cycle blockade and apoptosis of human prostate carcinoma cells via modulation of cyclin kinase inhibitor-cyclin-cyclin-dependent kinase machinery.
    Adhami et al.
    Mol.Cell Ther., 2004;3:934

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Sanguinarine chloride include:

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  1. Quantitative high throughput screening using a primary human three-dimensional organotypic culture predicts in vivo efficacy.
    Authors: Kenny Et al.
    PLoS One
  2. Mitochondrial MKP1 is a target for therapy-resistant HER2-positive breast cancer cells.
    Authors: Candas Et al.
    Cancer Res
  3. The mechanism by which MEK/ERK regulates JNK and p38 activity in polyamine depleted IEC-6 cells during apoptosis.
    Authors: Bavaria Et al.
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