Catalog Number: 1232
Alternate Names: SL-2052
Chemical Name: (1S,6bR,9aS,11R,11bR) 11-(Acetyloxy)-1,6b,7,8,9a,10,11,11b-octahydro-1-(methoxymethyl)-9a,11b-dimethyl-3H-furo[4,3,2-de]indeno[4,5,-h]-2-h]-2-benzopyran-3,6,9-trione
Biological Activity
Potent, selective, cell-permeable and irreversible inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) (IC50 = 2 - 4 nM). Also potently inhibits polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) (IC50 = 5.8 nM).
Technical Data
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  • Formula:
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO and to 5 mM in ethanol with gentle warming
  • Storage:
    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Wortmannin is a potent phophatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor: the role of phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate in neutrophil responses.
    Arcaro and Wymann
    Biochem.J., 1993;296:297
  2. Wortmannin, a potent and selective inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase.
    Powis et al.
    Cancer Res., 1994;54:2419
  3. Wortmannin, a widely used phosphoinositide 3-kinase inhibitor, also potently inhibits mammalian polo-like kinase.
    Liu et al.
    Chem.Biol., 2005;12:99
  4. In vitro and in vivo antitumor activity of the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase inhibitor wortmannin.
    Schultz et al.
    Anticancer Res., 1995;15:1135

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

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  4. The LPA1/ZEB1/miR-21-activation pathway regulates metastasis in basal breast cancer.
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  5. Endothelial Rac1 is essential for hematogenous metastasis to the lung.
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  6. Stimulation of EphB2 attenuates tau phosphorylation through PI3K/Akt-mediated inactivation of glycogen synthase kinase-3β.
    Authors: Jiang Et al.
    Mol Cancer
  7. Receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase β/ζ is a functional binding partner for vascular endothelial growth factor.
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  8. Upregulation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor α4+β2 through a Ligand-Independent PI3Kβ Mechanism That Is Enhanced by TNFα and the Jak2/p38Mapk Pathways.
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    Front Pharmacol
  9. Regulation of neurons in the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus by SIRT1.
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    Front Neurosci
  10. Centmitor-1, a novel acridinyl-acetohydrazide, possesses similar molecular interaction field and antimitotic cellular phenotype as rigosertib, on 01910.Na.
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    Nat Commun
  11. Mechanosensitive ATP release from hemichannels and Ca2+ influx through TRPC6 accelerate wound closure in keratinocytes.
    Authors: Takada Et al.
    J Cell Sci
  12. A novel and essential role for FcγRIIa in cancer cell-induced platelet activation.
    Authors: Mitrugno Et al.
  13. Regulation of nutrient-sensitive autophagy by uncoordinated 51-like kinases 1 and 2.
    Authors: McAlpine Et al.
  14. Combination of LC3 shRNA plasmid transfection and genistein treatment inhibited autophagy and increased apoptosis in malignant neuroblastoma in cell culture and animal models.
    Authors: Mohan Et al.
    PLoS One
  15. Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) prevents dendritic cell maturation, induces apoptosis, and triggers release of proinflammatory cytokines: potential links to HSV-HIV synergy.
    Authors: Stefanidou Et al.
    Mol Immunol
  16. EI24 regulates epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and tumor progression by suppressing TRAF2-mediated NF-κB activity.
    Authors: Choi Et al.
    J Virol
  17. An essential role for inhibitor-2 regulation of protein phosphatase-1 in synaptic scaling.
    Authors: Siddoway Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther
  18. HSV activates Akt to trigger calcium release and promote viral entry: novel candidate target for treatment and suppression.
    Authors: Cheshenko Et al.
  19. The expression and relaxant effect of bitter taste receptors in human bronchi.
    Authors: Grassin-Delyle Et al.
    Respir Res
  20. The class I PI3K/Akt pathway is critical for cancer cell survival in dogs and offers an opportunity for therapeutic intervention.
    Authors: Chen Et al.
    BMC Vet Res
  21. Long-lasting LTP requires neither repeated trains for its induction nor protein synthesis for its development.
    Authors: Villers Et al.
    PLoS One
  22. Endogenous urotensin II selectively modulates erectile function through eNOS.
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  23. An essential role for modulation of hyperpolarization-activated current in the development of binaural temporal precision.
    Authors: Khurana Et al.
    J Neurosci
  24. TNF-α triggers rapid membrane insertion of Ca(2+) permeable AMPA receptors into adult motor neurons and enhances their susceptibility to slow excitotoxic injury.
    Authors: Yin Et al.
    J Cell Sci
  25. FRP inhibits ox-LDL-induced endothelial cell apoptosis through an Akt-NF-{kappa}B-Bcl-2 pathway and inhibits endothelial cell apoptosis in an apoE-knockout mouse model.
    Authors: Liu Et al.
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab
  26. Disassembly of shank and homer synaptic clusters is driven by soluble beta-amyloid(1-40) through divergent NMDAR-dependent signalling pathways.
    Authors: Roselli Et al.
    PLoS One
  27. FcεRI-induced activation by low antigen concentrations results in nuclear signals in the absence of degranulation.
    Authors: Grodzki Et al.
    Exp Neurol
  28. Inhibitory effect of ETB receptor on Na(+)-K(+) ATPase activity by extracellular Ca(2+) entry and Ca(2+) release from the endoplasmic reticulum in renal proximal tubule cells.
    Authors: Liu Et al.
    Hypertens Res
  29. 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
  30. Antigenic experience dictates functional role of glycogen synthase kinase-3 in human CD4+ T cell responses.
    Authors: Garcia Et al.
    J Immunol
  31. Temporal profiling of changes in phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate, inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and diacylglycerol allows comprehensive analysis of phospholipase C-initiated signalling in single neurons.
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    J Neurochem
  32. IGF-I inhibition of apoptosis is associated with decreased expression of prostate apoptosis response-4.
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    J Endocrinol
  33. PI-3-kinase-dependent membrane recruitment of centaurin-α2 is essential for its effect on ARF6-mediated actin cytoskeleton reorganisation.
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    J Neurosci
  34. 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
  35. Sphingosine 1-phosphate induces endothelial nitric-oxide synthase activation through phosphorylation in human corpus cavernosum.
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    J Cell Biochem
  36. Regulation of nuclear factor κB in the hippocampus by group I metabotropic glutamate receptors.
    Authors: O'Riordan Et al.
    J Neurosci
  37. Differential reelin-induced enhancement of NMDA and AMPA receptor activity in the adult hippocampus.
    Authors: Qiu Et al.
    Mol Cancer Ther
  38. LY 294002 inhibits adenosine receptor activation by a mechanism independent of effects on PI-3 kinase or casein kinase II.
    Authors: Searl and Silinsky
    Purinergic Signal
  39. Mechanisms underlying the relaxation response induced by bradykinin in the epithelium-intact guinea-pig trachea in vitro.
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    Br J Pharmacol
  40. Pancreatic insulin content regulation by the estrogen receptor ER alpha.
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    PLoS One
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