Pifithrin-α, p-Nitro, Cyclic (PFN-α) is cell-permeable and active-form p53 inhibitor. Pifithrin-α, p-Nitro, Cyclic is one order magnitude more active than Pifithrin-α in protecting cortical neurons exposed to Etoposide (ED50=30 nM). Pifithrin-α, p-Nitro, Cyclic behaves as a p53 posttranscriptional activity inhibitor. Pifithrin-α, p-Nitro, Cyclic do not prevent p53 phosphorylation on the S15 residue.
CAS Number: 60477-38-5
Molecular Weight: 299.35
Chemical Name: 4-(4-nitrophenyl)-7-thia-2, 5-diazatricyclo[18.104.22.168, ]dodeca-1(8), 3, 5-triene
Appearance: Solid Power
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: DMF : 12.5 mg/mL (41.76 mM; Need ultrasonic) DMSO : 5 mg/mL (16.70 mM; Need ultrasonic)
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
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Pifithrin-α, p-Nitro, Cyclic (PFN-α) efficiently blocks p53-triggered cell death and p21/WAF1 expression in cortical neurons exposed to etoposide at concentrations one order magnitude lower than that in PFT-α.
Intraocular injection of pifithrin-α slightly increases survival of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) at the concentration of 6 μM but not at 0.06 μM. Pifithrin-α, p-Nitro, Cyclic (PFN-α) is not effective in vivo, even at 6 μM. Pifithrin-α, p-Nitro, Cyclic shows the half-life (t1/2) of 6 hours (when incubated in biological conditions).
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