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M6480-2 2mg solid $141
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SB-3CT is a potent matrix metalloproteinase MMP-2 and MMP-9 inhibitor. SB-3CT is a 2-[(arylsulfonyl)methyl]thiirane that achieves potent inhibition, by a thiirane-opening mechanism, of the MMP2 and MMP9 zinc metalloproteases. SB-3CT attenuates behavioral impairments and hippocampal loss after traumatic brain injury in rat. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved in a number of activities including angiogenesis and embryogenesis. In particular, gelatinases A (MMP-2) and B (MMP-9), are thought to facilitate tumor metastasis.


Chemical Formula: C15H14O3S2


Exact Mass: 306.0384


Molecular Weight: 306.4


Elemental Analysis: C, 58.80; H, 4.61; O, 15.67; S, 20.93








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Appearance: Solid powder

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

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001


In Vitro:

SB-3CT has shown efficacy in an animal model of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). SB-3CT inhibits MMP-9 with an inhibition constant Ki of 400±15 nM.

Inhibition of PC3 tumor growth by SB-3CT could also be a direct consequence of reduced extracellular matrix degradation within the bone tissue by the tumor cells themselves and/or by osteoclasts. Indeed, SB-3CT treatment is associated with a reduced osteolytic response, indicating that SB-3CT helps to preserve bone integrity.


In Vivo:

SB-3CT (i.p.; 50 mg/kg; every other day; five weeks) inhibits intraosseous growth of human PC3 cells within the marrow of human fetal femur fragments previously implanted in SCID mice.





  1. Jia F, Yin YH, Gao GY, Wang Y, Cen L, Jiang JY. MMP-9 inhibitor SB-3CT attenuates behavioral impairments and hippocampal loss after traumatic brain injury in rat. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Jul 1;31(13):1225-34. doi: 10.1089/neu.2013.3230. Epub 2014 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 24661104; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4082357.


  1. Zhou J, Tao P, Fisher JF, Shi Q, Mobashery S, Schlegel HB. QM/MM Studies of the Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) Inhibition Mechanism of (S)-SB-3CT and its Oxirane Analogue. J Chem Theory Comput. 2010 Nov 9;6(11):3580-3587. PubMed PMID: 21076643; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2976054.


  1. Tao P, Fisher JF, Shi Q, Mobashery S, Schlegel HB. Matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) inhibition: DFT and QM/MM studies of the deprotonation-initialized ring-opening reaction of the sulfoxide analogue of SB-3CT. J Phys Chem B. 2010 Jan 21;114(2):1030-7. doi: 10.1021/jp909327y. PubMed PMID: 20039633; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2821710.


  1. Tao P, Fisher JF, Mobashery S, Schlegel HB. DFT studies of the ring-opening mechanism of SB-3CT, a potent inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase 2. Org Lett. 2009 Jun 18;11(12):2559-62. doi: 10.1021/ol9008393. PubMed PMID: 19445474; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2821186.


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