Catalog Number: 1969
Chemical Name: α-[Amino[(4-aminophenyl)thio]methylene]-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzeneacetonitrile
Biological Activity
Selective inhibitor of MEK1 and MEK2 (IC50 values are 0.18 and 0.22 μM respectively); blocks hippocampal LTP in vitro. Brain penetrant in vivo, blocking fear conditioning and learning in rats, and producing neuroprotection in mice, following systemic administration.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 50 mM in ethanol and to 100 mM in DMSO
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  • Storage:
    Desiccate at +4°C
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Background References
  1. Synthesis of S-[3-(4(5)-imidazolyl)propyl]-N-[2-(4-[125I]-iodophenylethyl]isothiourea sulfate [125I]-iodophenpropit), a new probe for histamine H3 receptor binding sites.
    Menge et al.
    J.Labelled Comp.Radiopharm. XXXI, 1992;10:781
  2. The MAPK/ERK cascade targets both Elk-1 and cAMP response element-binding protein to control long-term potentiation-dependent gene expression in the dentate gyrus in vivo.
    Davis et al.
    J.Neurosci., 2000;20:4563
  3. Regulation of cyclooxygenase-2 induction in the mouse uterus during decidualization. An event of early pregnancy.
    Scherle et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2000;275:37086
  4. Significant neuroprotection against ischemic brain injury by inhibition of the MEK1 protein kinase in mice: exploration of potential mechanism associated with apoptosis.
    Wang et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2003;304:172

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for SL 327 include:

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  1. Cell�type-dependent�Erk-Akt�pathway�crosstalk�regulates�the�proliferation�of�fetal�neural�progenitor�cells
    Authors: Rhim Et al.
    Scientific Reports
  2. Targeting β-arrestin2 in the treatment of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease.
    Authors: Urs Et al.
    J Biol Chem
  3. mGluR1-mediated excitation of cerebellar GABAergic interneurons requires both G protein-dependent and Src-ERK1/2-dependent signaling pathways.
    Authors: Kubota Et al.
    PLoS One
  4. Inhibition of a novel specific neuroglial integrin signaling pathway increases STAT3-mediated CNTF expression.
    Authors: Keasey Et al.
    Cell Commun Signal
  5. A dopamine D1 receptor-dependent β-arrestin signaling complex potentially regulates morphine-induced psychomotor activation but not reward in mice.
    Authors: Urs Et al.
  6. Erk1/2 inhibit synaptic vesicle exocytosis through L-type calcium channels.
    Authors: Subramanian and Morozov
    J Neurosci
  7. A metabolic perturbation by U0126 identifies a role for glutamine in resveratrol-induced cell death.
    Authors: Freeman Et al.
    Cancer Biol Ther
  8. Effects of opiate drugs on Fas-associated protein with death domain (FADD) and effector caspases in the rat brain: regulation by the ERK1/2 MAP kinase pathway.
    Authors: García-Fuster Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
  9. Paradoxical striatal cellular signaling responses to psychostimulants in hyperactive mice.
    Authors: Beaulieu Et al.
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