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Z-Asp-CH2-DCB is an irreversible broad spectrum caspase inhibitor. Z-Asp-CH2-DCB also inhibits proteases with caspase-like activity. Z-D-CH2-DCB blocks the production of IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, and IFN-γ in staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB)-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), and reduces SEB-1-stimulated T-cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner. Z-Asp-CH2-DCB prevents SU5416-induced septal cell apoptosis and emphysema development.

Product information

CAS Number: 153088-73-4

Molecular Weight: 454.26

Formula: C20H17Cl2NO7

Chemical Name: (3S)-3-{[(benzyloxy)carbonyl]amino}-5-(2, 6-dichlorobenzoyloxy)-4-oxopentanoic acid

Smiles: OC(=O)C[C@H](NC(=O)OCC1C=CC=CC=1)C(=O)COC(=O)C1C(Cl)=CC=CC=1Cl


InChi: InChI=1S/C20H17Cl2NO7/c21-13-7-4-8-14(22)18(13)19(27)29-11-16(24)15(9-17(25)26)23-20(28)30-10-12-5-2-1-3-6-12/h1-8,15H,9-11H2,(H,23,28)(H,25,26)/t15-/m0/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Z-Asp-CH2-DCB (10-100 μM) blocks the production of IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, and IFN-γ in SEB-stimulated (200 ng; 16 hours) PBMC in a dose-dependent manner. The production of the chemokines MCP-1, MIP-1α, and MIP-1β was also suppresses. The inhibitory effect of Z-Asp-CH2-DCB on TSST-1-activated PBMC is similar, reducing IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, IFN-γ, MCP-1, MIP-1α, and MIP-1β to 10, 36, 25, 10, 11, 25, and 30%, respectively, of levels in untreated cells. Z-Asp-CH2-DCB (10-100 μM; 48 hours) inhibits T-cell proliferation in PBMC stimulated with 200 ng of SEB/ml.

In Vivo:

Z-Asp-CH2-DCB (1 mg; i.p.; every day for 3 weeks) prevents SU5416-induced septal cell apoptosis.


  1. Krakauer T, et al. Caspase inhibitors attenuate superantigen-induced inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and T-cell proliferation. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2004 May;11(3):621-4.
  2. Kasahara Y, et al. Inhibition of VEGF receptors causes lung cell apoptosis and emphysema. J Clin Invest. 2000 Dec;106(11):1311-9.
  3. Twumasi P, et al. Caspase inhibitors affect the kinetics and dimensions of tracheary elements in xylogenic Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) cell cultures. BMC Plant Biol. 2010 Aug 6;10:162.

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