Alsterpaullone is a small molecule cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor [1,2].
Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) are protein kinases that play important roles in the control of cell division and modulate transcription in response to several extra- and intracellular cues. Deregulation of CDKs is a hallmark of several diseases, including cancer, and drug-targeted inhibition of specific members has generated very encouraging results in clinical trials .
Alsterpaullone (Alp) induced apoptosis and promoted loss in clonogenicity in the Jurkat cell line. Alp activated both caspase-8 and -9, leading to cleavage of caspase-3 and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP). Alp disrupted the activation of caspase-9 followed mitochondrial perturbation. Alp activated caspase-9 via mitochondrial perturbation . Alsterpaullone regulated the cell cycle progression. Alsterpaullone inhibited HeLa cells in a time-dependent (0–72 h) and dose-dependent (0–30 μM) manner. Alsterpaullone arrested HeLa cells in G2/M prior to undergoing apoptosis via a mechanism that is involved in the regulation of various antiapoptotic genes, DNA-repair, transcription, and cell cycle progression. Alsterpaullone effectively prevented HeLa cells from entering S-phase .
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|Physical Appearance||Yellow to brown powder|
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
|Solubility||Soluble in DMSO|
|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.|