Fascaplysin chloride

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MedKoo CAT#: 329606

CAS#: 14719-57-2

Description: Fascaplysin is an inhibitor of cyclin D kinase 4/ cyclin D1 (IC50 = 0.35 μM). Fascaplysin induces caspase mediated crosstalk between apoptosis and autophagy through the inhibition of PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling cascade in human leukemia HL-60 cells.

Chemical Structure

Fascaplysin chloride
CAS# 14719-57-2

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 329606
Name: Fascaplysin chloride
CAS#: 14719-57-2
Chemical Formula: C18H11ClN2O
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 306.749
Elemental Analysis: C, 70.48; H, 3.61; Cl, 11.56; N, 9.13; O, 5.22

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Synonym: Fascaplysin; Fascaplysin chloride; NSC 622398; NSC622398; NSC-622398.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 12,13-dihydro-13-oxo-pyrido[1,2-a:3,4-b']diindol-5-ium, monochloride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H10N2O.ClH/c21-18-13-6-2-4-8-15(13)20-10-9-12-11-5-1-3-7-14(11)19-16(12)17(18)20;/h1-10H;1H

SMILES Code: O=C1C2=C3NC4=C(C=CC=C4)C3=CC=[N+]2C5=C1C=CC=C5.[Cl-]

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

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

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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