Catalog Number: 1616
Chemical Name: 3-(2,4-Dichlorophenyl)-4-(1-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione
Biological Activity
Potent and selective, ATP-competitive glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) inhibitor (IC50 = 34.3 nM for GSK-3α). Equally effective at inhibiting human GSK-3α and GSK-3β. Exhibits minimal activity against 24 other protein kinases (IC50 >10 μM). Stimulates glycogen synthesis in liver cells, and induces β-catenin-dependent gene transcription. Neuroprotective; also reduces pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis in a mouse model. Shown to maintain mouse embryonic stem cells in a pluripotent state.
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    Soluble to 75 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Sold for research purposes under agreement from GlaxoSmithKline
Background References
  1. 3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-(1-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione (SB216763), a glycogen synthase kinase-3 inhibitor, displays therapeutic properties in a mouse model of pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis.
    Gurrieri et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2010;332:785
  2. Regulation and function of glycogen synthase kinase-3 isoforms in neuronal survival.
    Liang and Chuang
    J.Biol.Chem., 2006;282:3904
  3. Selective small molecule inhibitors of glycogen synthase kinase-3 modulate glycogen metabolism and gene transcription.
    Coghlan et al.
    Chem.Biol., 2000;7:793
  4. Selective small-molecule inhibitors of glycogen synthase kinase-3 activity protect primary neurones from death.
    Cross et al.
    J.Neurochem., 2001;77:94
  5. Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) inhibitor, SB-216763, promotes pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells.
    Kirby et al.
    PLoS One, 2012;7:e39329

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  1. GSK3-mediated raptor phosphorylation supports amino-acid-dependent mTORC1-directed signalling.
    Authors: Stretton Et al.
    Biomed Res Int 2015;470:207
  2. Glycogen synthase kinase-3 controls IL-10 expression in CD4(+) effector T-cell subsets through epigenetic modification of the IL-10 promoter.
    Authors: Hill Et al.
    Arch Med Sci 2015;45:1103
  3. Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) inhibition induces prosurvival autophagic signals in human pancreatic cancer cells.
    Authors: Marchand Et al.
    Dev Cell 2015;290:5592
  4. Effects of kinesin-5 inhibition on dendritic architecture and microtubule organization.
    Authors: Kahn Et al.
    Mol Biol Cell 2015;26:66
  5. Phosphorylation and SCF-mediated degradation regulate CREB-H transcription of metabolic targets.
    Authors: Barbosa Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015;26:2939
  6. Morphine Reduces Myocardial Infarct Size via Heat Shock Protein 90 in Rodents.
    Authors: Small Et al.
    J Biol Chem 2015;2015:129612
  7. Apelin-13 protects the heart against ischemia-reperfusion injury through the RISK-GSK-3β-mPTP pathway.
    Authors: Yang Et al.
    Mol Biol Cell 2015;11:1065
  8. Targeting β-arrestin2 in the treatment of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease.
    Authors: Urs Et al.
    Biochem J 2015;112:E2517
  9. Extracellular α-synuclein leads to microtubule destabilization via GSK-3β-dependent Tau phosphorylation in PC12 cells.
    Authors: Gassowska Et al.
    PLoS One 2014;9:e94259
  10. Repression of glucocorticoid-stimulated angiopoietin-like 4 gene transcription by insulin.
    Authors: Kuo Et al.
    J Lipid Res 2014;55:919
  11. Phosphorylation of amyloid precursor protein at threonine 668 is essential for its copper-responsive trafficking in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells.
    Authors: Acevedo Et al.
    Mol Endocrinol 2014;289:11007
  12. β-arrestin2/miR-155/GSK3β regulates transition of 5'-azacytizine-induced Sca-1-positive cells to cardiomyocytes.
    Authors: Zhao Et al.
    J Cell Biol 2014;18:1562
  13. Inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase-3 mitigates the hematopoietic acute radiation syndrome in mice.
    Authors: Lee Et al.
    Radiat Res 2014;181:445
  14. Tristetraprolin mediates radiation-induced TNF-α production in lung macrophages.
    Authors: Ray Et al.
    PLoS One 2013;8:e57290
  15. Sea urchin akt activity is Runx-dependent and required for post-cleavage stage cell division.
    Authors: Robertson Et al.
    Mol Cancer 2013;2:472
  16. Preventing p38 MAPK-mediated MafA degradation ameliorates β-cell dysfunction under oxidative stress.
    Authors: Khattabi and Sharma
    Hum Mol Genet 2013;27:1078
  17. N-cadherin specifies first asymmetry in developing neurons.
    Authors: Gärtner Et al.
    Mol Med 2012;31:1893
  18. Inhibition of GSK3 attenuates amphetamine-induced hyperactivity and sensitization in the mouse.
    Authors: Enman and Unterwald
    Neuro Oncol 2012;231:217
  19. Death receptors DR6 and TROY regulate brain vascular development.
    Authors: Tam Et al.
    Eur J Immunol 2012;22:403
  20. Glycogen synthase kinase 3β inhibitors protect hippocampal neurons from radiation-induced apoptosis by regulating MDM2-p53 pathway.
    Authors: Thotala Et al.
    Cell Death Differ 2012;19:387
  21. Inhibition of GSK3 abolishes bacterial-induced periodontal bone loss in mice.
    Authors: Adamowicz Et al.
    Mol Cell 2012;18:1190
  22. Involvement of the glycogen synthase kinase-3 signaling pathway in TBI pathology and neurocognitive outcome.
    Authors: Dash Et al.
    PLoS One 2011;6:e24648
  23. Inhibition of adipocytogenesis by canonical WNT signaling in human mesenchymal stem cells.
    Authors: Shen Et al.
    Exp Cell Res 2011;317:1796
  24. Glycogen synthase kinase-3 regulates cigarette smoke extract- and IL-1β-induced cytokine secretion by airway smooth muscle.
    Authors: Baarsma Et al.
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2011;300:L910
  25. GSK3β inactivation induces apoptosis of leukemia cells by repressing the function of c-Myb.
    Authors: Zhou Et al.
    J Cell Mol Med 2011;22:3533
  26. The role of glycogen synthase kinase 3 in regulating IFN-β-mediated IL-10 production.
    Authors: Wang Et al.
    J Immunol 2011;186:675
  27. Convergence of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1- and glycogen synthase kinase 3-β-signaling pathways regulates the innate inflammatory response.
    Authors: Wang Et al.
    J Immunol 2011;186:5217
  28. Glycogen synthase kinase 3β inhibition enhances repair of DNA double-strand breaks in irradiated hippocampal neurons.
    Authors: Yang Et al.
    Diabetologia 2011;13:459
  29. Tumor-supportive and osteoclastogenic changes induced by breast cancer-derived factors are reversed by inhibition of {gamma}-secretase.
    Authors: Fong Et al.
    J Biol Chem 2010;285:31427
  30. Frizzled1 is a marker of inflammatory macrophages, and its ligand Wnt3a is involved in reprogramming Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected macrophages.
    Authors: Neumann Et al.
    FASEB J 2010;24:4599
  31. GSK3 inhibitors show benefits in an Alzheimer's disease (AD) model of neurodegeneration but adverse effects in control animals.
    Authors: Hu Et al.
    Neurobiol Dis 2009;33:193
  32. p38 MAPK is a major regulator of MafA protein stability under oxidative stress.
    Authors: Kondo Et al.
    Mol Endocrinol 2009;23:1281
  33. c-jun controls the ability of IL-12 to induce IL-10 production from human memory CD4+ T cells.
    Authors: Garcia Et al.
    J Immunol 2009;183:4475
  34. Toll-like receptor-mediated production of IL-1Ra is negatively regulated by GSK3 via the MAPK ERK1/2.
    Authors: Rehani Et al.
    J Immunol 2009;182:547
  35. Phosphorylation of CLASP2 by GSK-3beta regulates its interaction with IQGAP1, EB1 and microtubules.
    Authors: Watanabe Et al.
    J Cell Sci 2009;122:2969
  36. Loss of PINK1 function affects development and results in neurodegeneration in zebrafish.
    Authors: Anichtchik Et al.
    J Neurosci 2008;28:8199
  37. Novel regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) by transforming growth factor (beta)1: requirement for Smads, (beta)-CATENIN, AND GSK3(beta).
    Authors: Clifford Et al.
    J Biol Chem 2008;283:35337
  38. Antigenic experience dictates functional role of glycogen synthase kinase-3 in human CD4+ T cell responses.
    Authors: Garcia Et al.
    J Immunol 2008;181:8363
  39. IFN-beta production by TLR4-stimulated innate immune cells is negatively regulated by GSK3-beta.
    Authors: Wang Et al.
    J Immunol 2008;181:6797
  40. A rational mechanism for combination treatment of Huntington's disease using lithium and rapamycin.
    Authors: Sarkar Et al.
    Hum Mol Genet 2008;17:170
  41. Acidosis, oxygen, and interference with mitochondrial permeability transition pore formation in the early minutes of reperfusion are critical to postconditioning's success.
    Authors: Cohen Et al.
    Behav Brain Res 2008;103:464
  42. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase regulation of gastrin-releasing peptide-induced cell cycle progression in neuroblastoma cells.
    Authors: Ishola Et al.
    Biol Open 2007;1770:927
  43. GSK-3beta acts downstream of PP2A and the PI 3-kinase-Akt pathway, and upstream of caspase-2 in ceramide-induced mitochondrial apoptosis.
    Authors: Lin Et al.
    J Cell Sci 2007;120:2935
  44. Polarity reveals intrinsic cell chirality.
    Authors: Xu Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007;104:9296
  45. Role of glycogen synthase kinase 3 β (GSK3β) in mediating the cytotoxic effects of the histone deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA) in MCF-7 breast cancer cells.
    Authors: Alao Et al.
    J Cell Biol 2006;5:40
  46. The role of protein kinase B/Akt in insulin-induced inactivation of phosphorylase in rat hepatocytes.
    Authors: Aiston Et al.
    Mol Biol Cell 2006;49:174
  47. A chaperone-dependent GSK3β transitional intermediate mediates activation-loop autophosphorylation.
    Authors: Lochhead Et al.
    Basic Res Cardiol 2006;24:627
  48. Identification of an N-terminal glycogen synthase kinase 3 phosphorylation site which regulates the functional localization of polycystin-2 in vivo and in vitro.
    Authors: Streets Et al.
    Biochim Biophys Acta 2006;15:1465
  49. Neuronal polarity is regulated by glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3beta) independently of Akt/PKB serine phosphorylation.
    Authors: Gärtner Et al.
    J Cell Sci 2006;119:3927
  50. Lithium induces autophagy by inhibiting inositol monophosphatase.
    Authors: Sarkar Et al.
    EMBO J 2005;170:1101
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