Chemical Name: Benzyloxycarbonyl-Val-Ala-Asp(OMe)-fluoromethylketone
Biological ActivityCell-permeable, irreversible pan-caspase inhibitor. Inhibits caspase processing and apoptosis induction in tumor cells in vitro (IC50 = 0.0015 - 5.8 mM). Active in vivo.
(Modifications: Val-1 = Z-Val, Asp-3 = (OMe)-fluoromethylketone)
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Benzyloxycarbonyl-Val-Ala-Asp (OMe) fluoromethylketone (Z-VAD.FMK) inhibits apoptosis by blocking the processing of CPP32.
Slee et al.
ICE-protease inhibitors block murine liver injury and apoptosis caused by CD95 or by TNF-α.
Kunstle et al.
Inhibition of human caspases by peptide-based and macromolecular inhibitors.
Garcia-Calvo et al.
Processing/activation of caspases, -3 and -7 and -8 but not caspase-2, in the induction of apoptosis in B-chronic lyphocytic leukemia cells.
King et al.
Citations for Z-VAD-FMK
The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Z-VAD-FMK include:
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Circulating Cell-Free mtDNA Contributes to AIM2 Inflammasome-Mediated Chronic Inflammation in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
Authors: Bae Et al.
Necroptosis in primate luteolysis: a role for ceramide.
Authors: Bagnjuk Et al.
Cell Death Discov 2019;5:67
Resident Macrophages Cloak Tissue Microlesions to Prevent Neutrophil-Driven Inflammatory Damage.
Authors: Uderhardt Et al.
ONC201 kills breast cancer cells in vitro by targeting mitochondria.
Authors: Greer Et al.
Phosphatidylserine is a marker for axonal debris engulfment but its exposure can be decoupled from degeneration.
Authors: Shacham-Silverberg Et al.
Cell Death Dis 2018;9:1116
US6 Gene Deletion in Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Enhances Dendritic Cell Function and T Cell Activation.
Authors: Retamal-Díaz Et al.
Front Immunol 2017;8:1523
Methylsulfonylmethane Induces p53 Independent Apoptosis in HCT-116 Colon Cancer Cells
Authors: Karabay Et al.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2016;17:1123
Guadecitabine (SGI-110) priming sensitizes hepatocellular carcinoma cells to oxalip.
Authors: Kuang Et al.
Mol Oncol 2015;9:1799
The NLRP3 inflammasome is activated by nanoparticles through ATP, ADP and adenosine.
Authors: Baron Et al.
Mol Cell Biol 2015;6:e1629
NF-κB signaling is required for XBP1 (unspliced and spliced)-mediated effects on antiestrogen responsiveness and cell fate decisions in breast cancer.
Authors: Hu Et al.
Clin Cancer Res 2015;35:379
Sorafenib induces cathepsin B-mediated apoptosis of bladder cancer cells by regulating the Akt/PTEN pathway. The Akt inhibitor, perifosine, enhances the sorafenib-induced cytotoxicity against bladder cancer cells.
Authors: Amantini Et al.
Cell Death Dis 2015;2:395
Calcium signals inhibition sensitizes ovarian carcinoma cells to anti-Bcl-xL strategies through Mcl-1 down-regulation.
Authors: Bonnefond Et al.
Human ACAP2 is a homolog of C. elegans CNT-1 that promotes apoptosis in cancer cells.
Authors: Sullivan Et al.
Cell Cycle 2015;14:1771
A delay prior to mitotic entry triggers caspase 8-dependent cell death in p53-deficient Hela and HCT-116 cells.
Authors: Silva Et al.
mTORC1-Induced HK1-Dependent Glycolysis Regulates NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation.
Authors: Moon Et al.
Cell Rep 2015;12:102
Recombinant adeno-associated virus utilizes host cell nuclear import machinery to enter the nucleus.
J Virol 2014;88:4132
The ethyl acetate fraction of Sargassum muticum attenuates ultraviolet B radiation-induced apoptotic cell death via regulation of MAPK- and caspase-dependent signaling pathways in human HaCaT keratinocytes.
Authors: Piao Et al.
Pharm Biol 2014;52:1110
Parasympathetic innervation regulates tubulogenesis in the developing salivary gland.
Authors: Nedvetsky Et al.
Dev Cell 2014;30:449
A peptide-based positron emission tomography probe for in vivo detection of caspase activity in apoptotic cells.
Authors: Hight Et al.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2014;20:2126
The small molecule NSC676914A is cytotoxic and differentially affects NFκB signaling in ovarian cancer cells and HEK293 cells.
Authors: Sagher Et al.
Cancer Cell Int 2014;14:75
Role of ROS and HMGB1 in contact allergen-induced IL-18 production in human keratinocytes.
Authors: Galbiati Et al.
J Invest Dermatol 2014;134:2719
The mTORC2 component rictor contributes to cisp. resistance in human ovarian cancer cells.
Authors: Im-aram Et al.
PLoS One 2013;8:e75455
A ginseng metabolite, compound K, induces autophagy and apoptosis via generation of reactive oxygen species and activation of JNK in human colon cancer cells.
Authors: Kim Et al.
Cell Death Dis 2013;4:e750
A drug repositioning approach identifies tricyclic antidepressants as inhibitors of small cell lung cancer and other neuroendocrine tumors.
Authors: Jahchan Et al.
Cancer Discov 2013;3:1364
Active Constituents from Liriope platyphylla Root against Cancer Growth In Vitro.
Authors: Wang Et al.
Mar Drugs 2013;2013:857929
Cytotoxic effect of clerosterol isolated from Codium fragile on A2058 human melanoma cells.
Authors: Kim Et al.
Mol Cancer Res 2013;11:418
Annexin A1 modulates natural and glucocorticoid-induced resolution of inflammation by enhancing neutrophil apoptosis.
Authors: Vago Et al.
J Leukoc Biol 2012;92:249
ATM and MET kinases are synthetic lethal with nongenotoxic activation of p53.
Authors: Sullivan Et al.
Cell Cycle 2012;8:646
Glucose-regulated protein 78 controls cross-talk between apoptosis and autophagy to determine antiestrogen responsiveness.
Authors: Cook Et al.
Calpain-mediated processing of p53-associated parkin-like cytoplasmic protein (PARC) affects chemosensitivity of human ovarian cancer cells by promoting p53 subcellular trafficking.
Authors: Woo Et al.
J Biol Chem 2012;287:3963
GS28 Protects Neuronal Cell Death Induced by Hydrogen Peroxide under Glutathione-Depleted Condition.
Authors: Lee Et al.
Korean J Physiol Pharmacol 2011;15:149
Glioma regression in vitro and in vivo by a suicide combined treatment.
Authors: García-Escudero Et al.
Cancer Res 2008;6:407
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We pretreated to cultured microglia to inhibit caspases activity at 20microM
AML12 hepatocytes were cultured and were per-treated with Z-VAD-FMK.