Catalog Number: 4309
Chemical Name: N,N,N',N'-Tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylenediamine
Biological Activity
Heavy metal chelator. Reacts with both Zn-proteome and Zn-metallothionein (MT) in LLC-PK1 cells; acts as an intracellular chelator of proteomic Zn2+. Activity decreases intracellular zinc levels, and induces apoptosis in HeLa and cultured human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. Cell permeable.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 25 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
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    Store at +4°C
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Background References
  1. Role of cellular zinc in programmed cell death: temporal relationship between zinc depletion, activation of caspases, and cleavage of Sp family transcription factors.
    Chimienti et al.
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 2001;62:51
  2. Zinc binding ligands and cellular zinc trafficking: apo-metallothionein, glutathione, TPEN, proteomic zinc, and Zn-Sp1.
    Rana et al.
    J.Inorg.Biochem., 2008;102:489
  3. Validation of TPEN as a zinc chelator in fluorescence probing of calcium in cells with the indicator Fura-2.
    Matias et al.
    J.Fluoresc., 2010;20:377
  4. Depletion of intracellular zinc and copper with TPEN results in apoptosis of cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells.
    Hyun et al.
    Invest.Opthalmol.Vis.Sci., 2001;42:460
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