Catalog Number: 1280
Alternate Names: XeC
Chemical Name: (1R,4aR,11R,12aS,13S,16aS,23R,24aS)-Eicosahydro-5H,17H-1,23:11,13-diethano-2H,14H-[1,11]dioxacycloeicosino[2,3-b:12,13-b']dipyridine
Biological Activity
Reported inhibitor of IP3-dependent Ca2+ release. Inhibits bradykinin-induced Ca2+ release in PC12 cells and attenuates PHP-induced IL-2 production in Jurkat T cells. Exhibits no effect on ryanodine receptor-mediated Ca2+ release in PC12 cells. Does not interact with the IP3 binding site. Recently shown to be an ineffective antagonist of IP3-evoked Ca2+ release in IP3 receptor expressing DT40 cells. Cell permeable.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 2 mM in DMSO and to 2 mM in ethanol
  • Storage:
    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Store-operated Ca2+ influx causes Ca2+ release from the intracellular Ca2+ channels that is required for T cell activation.
    Dadsetan et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2008;283:12512
  2. Xestospongins: potent membrane permeable blockers of the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor.
    Gafni et al.
    Neuron, 1997;19:723
  3. Inhibitory mechanism of xestospongin-C on contraction and ion channels in the intestinal smooth muscle.
    Ozaki et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 2002;137:1207
  4. Interactions of antagonists with subtypes of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptor.
    Saleem et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 2014;171:3298
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