5,15-diphenylporphyrin (5,15-DPP) is a selective STAT3-SH2 antagonist .
Stat3 is constitutively activated in many human cancers. Stat3 functions as a critical mediator of oncogenic signaling through transcriptional activation of genes encoding apoptosis inhibitors, cell-cycle regulators and inducers of angiogenesis . Aberrant STAT3 activity has been associated with transforming mechanisms induced by oncogenic tyrosine kinases .
In vitro: 5,15-DPP directly bound to STAT3 and antagonized the function of STAT3-SH2. 5,15-DPP selectively antagonized STAT3-SH2 with an IC50 of 0.28 μM over the other SH2-containing proteins STAT1 and Grb2. The estimated KD values for the 5,15-DPP binding to STAT3 was 880 nM. Treatment with 5,15-DPP suppressed the DNA binding activity of STAT3 in a concentration-dependent manner. 5,15-DPP poorly inhibited STAT1 with an IC50 of 10 μM and showed no effect Grb2 .
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|Physical Appearance||A crystalline solid|
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
|Synonyms||5,15-Diphenylporphyrin,STAT3 Inhibitor VIII|
|Solubility||≤2mg/ml in dimethyl formamide|
|Shipping Condition||Evaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request|
|General tips||For obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.|