CK-636 is an Arp2/3 complex inhibitor with IC50 of 4 μM, 24 μM and 32 μM for inhibition of actin polymerization induced by human, fission yeast and bovine Arp2/3 complex, respectively .
The Arp2/3 complex is expected to be involved in morphogenesis and cell adhesion and is essential for epidermal function. It regulates tight junctions and terminal differentiation to promote epidermal barrier formation .
CK-636 binds between Arp2 and Arp3 where it appears to block movement of Arp2 and Arp3 into their active conformation and inhibits Arp2/3 complex’s ability to nucleate actin filaments. Using a Listeria motility assay to determine whether CK-636 can inhibit actin polymerization mediated by Arp2/3 complex in live cells. In a concentration dependence way, CK-636 reduced the formation of actin filament comet tails by Listeria with IC50 value of 22 μM in infected SKOV3 cells .
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. Zhou K, Muroyama A, Underwood J, et al. Actin-related protein2/3 complex regulates tight junctions and terminal differentiation to promote epidermal barrier formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci, 2013, 110(40): E3820-E3829.
|Physical Appearance||A solid|
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
|Solubility||≥10.8mg/mL 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.|