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EPI-001 is a small-molecule inhibitor of androgen receptor N-terminal domain. EPI-001 could target the amino terminal domain of the AR and inhibit the protein-protein interactions which are necessary for AR transcriptional activity. The androgen receptor (AR) is involved in mediating the actions of male sex steroids. Amplification and over-expression of androgen receptor gene may result in hormone-refractory prostate cancer [1].

In vitro: EPI-001 inhibited the ligand-dependent ARGal4 transcriptional activity in LNCaP cells and the ligand-independent ARGal4 transcriptional activity in the CRPC C4-2 cell line. In a panel of cell lines, EPI-001 treatment decreased the mRNA expression level of AR protein after 8 and 16 h treatment, such as androgen sensitive PCa, CRPC, LNCap, C4-2, and LAPC4 cell line. EPI-001 dose-dependently inhibited the PCa/CRPC cell growth [2].

In vivo: Intravenous injection of EPI-001 significantly reduced the weight of benign prostates and blocked the growth of prostate cancer xenograft from noncastrated mature mice. EPI-001 caused tumor regression of CRPC. In male mice bearing LNCaP xenografts, after treated with EPI- 001 by i.v. injection for 2 weeks, the tumor size was less than half of the control group [3].

Andersen R J, Mawji N R, Wang J, et al.  Regression of castrate-recurrent prostate cancer by a small-molecule inhibitor of the amino-terminus domain of the androgen receptor[J]. Cancer cell, 2010, 17(6): 535-546.
Brand L J, Olson M E, Ravindranathan P, et al.  EPI-001 is a selective peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma modulator with inhibitory effects on androgen receptor expression and activity in prostate cancer[J]. Oncotarget, 2015, 6(6): 3811.
Sadar M D.  Small molecule inhibitors targeting the “achilles' heel” of androgen receptor activity[J]. Cancer research, 2011, 71(4): 1208-1213.

Chemical Properties

Physical AppearanceA solid
StorageStore at -20°C
Cas No.227947-06-0
Solubility≥19.75mg/mL in DMSO with ultrasonic
Chemical Name3-(4-(2-(4-(3-chloro-2-hydroxypropoxy)phenyl)propan-2-yl)phenoxy)propane-1,2-diol
SDFDownload SDF
Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request
General tipsFor 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.

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