Catalog Number: 3852
Alternate Names: 2-PCPA
Chemical Name: (±)-trans-2-Phenylcyclopropylamine hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Irreversible inhibitor of lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1/BHC110) and monoamine oxidase (MAO). Inhibits histone demethylation. In combination with CHIR 99021 (Cat. No. 4423), enables reprogramming of mouse embryonic fibroblasts transduced by only two factors, Oct4 and Klf4, into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at RT
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Background References
  1. Generation of human-induced pluripotent stem cells in the absence of exogenous Sox2.
    Li et al.
    Stem Cells, 2009;27:2992
  2. Histone H3 lysine 4 demethylation is a target of nonselective antidepressive medications.
    Lee et al.
    Chem.Biol., 2006;13:563
  3. trans-2-Phenylcyclopropylamine is a mechanism-based inactivator of the histone demethylase LSD1.
    Schmidt and McCafferty
    Biochemistry, 2007;46:4408

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Tranylcypromine hydrochloride include:

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  1. Pharmacological reprogramming of fibroblasts into neural stem cells by signaling-directed transcriptional activation.
    Authors: Zhang Et al.
    Cell Stem Cell
  2. Functional annotation of native enhancers with a Cas9-histone demethylase fusion.
    Authors: Kearns Et al.
    Nat Methods
  3. Generation of iPSCs from mouse fibroblasts with a single gene, Oct4, and small molecules.
    Authors: Li Et al.
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