Catalog Number: 5305
Alternate Names: Visudyne
Chemical Name: (4R,4aS)-18-Ethenyl-4,4a-dihydro-3,4-bis(methoxycarbonyl)-4a,8,14,19-tetramethyl-24H,26H-benzo[b]porphine-9,13-dipropanoic acid monomethyl ester
Biological Activity
YAP inhibitor; disrupts YAP-TEAD interactions. Enhances trypsin cleavage of YAP (EC50 = 100 nM). Inhibits growth and proliferation of retinoblastoma cells. Also suppresses cancer stem cell properties in vitro. Suppresses YAP-induced liver overgrowth in mice.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 20 mM in DMSO
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Genetic and pharmacological disruption of the TEAD-YAP complex suppresses the oncogenic activity of YAP.
    Liu-Chittenden et al.
    Genes Dev., 2012;26:1300
  2. The clinically used photosensitizer Verteporfin (VP) inhibits YAP-TEAD and human retinoblastoma cell growth in vitro without light activation.
    Brodowska et al.
    Exp.Eye Res., 2014;124:67
  3. Hippo coactivator YAP1 upregulates SOX9 and endows esophageal cancer cells with stem-like properties.
    Song et al.
    Cancer Res., 2014;74:4170
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