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MedKoo CAT#: 510332

CAS#: 117591-20-5

Description: Calpeptin is a rho kinase activator and an inhibitor of calpains, a family of calcium-dependent cysteine proteases involved in apoptosis, long-term potentiation in neurons, and cell cycle progression. Calpeptin attenuates apoptosis and inflammation, cell death, and axonal damage in animal model of multiple sclerosis. Calpeptin provides functional neuroprotection to rat retinal ganglion cells following Ca2+ influx.

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Calpeptin, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 510332
Name: Calpeptin
CAS#: 117591-20-5
Chemical Formula: C20H30N2O4
Exact Mass: 362.22056
Molecular Weight: 362.46
Elemental Analysis: C, 66.27; H, 8.34; N, 7.73; O, 17.66

Synonym: Calpeptin; Benzylcarbonyl-leu-nleu-H; N-Cbz-leu-nleu-al.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: benzyl ((S)-4-methyl-1-oxo-1-(((S)-1-oxohexan-2-yl)amino)pentan-2-yl)carbamate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H30N2O4/c1-4-5-11-17(13-23)21-19(24)18(12-15(2)3)22-20(25)26-14-16-9-7-6-8-10-16/h6-10,13,15,17-18H,4-5,11-12,14H2,1-3H3,(H,21,24)(H,22,25)/t17-,18-/m0/s1


Technical Data

Solid powder

>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).

Soluble in DMSO, not in water

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).

Harmonized System Code:

Additional Information



1: Shi L, Guo H, Huang J, Ma S, Chen X, Zhu X. [The effect of calpeptin on injury and atrophy of diaphragm under mechanical ventilation in rats]. Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue. 2014 Aug;26(8):549-53. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-4352.2014.08.005. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 25124902.

2: Singh NK, Shiwani S, Hwang IH. Proteomic study of calpeptin-induced differentiation on calpain-interacting proteins of C2C12 myoblast. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2012 Mar;48(3):175-85. doi: 10.1007/s11626-012-9484-1. Epub 2012 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 22271316.

3: Nozaki K, Das A, Ray SK, Banik NL. Calpeptin attenuated apoptosis and intracellular inflammatory changes in muscle cells. J Neurosci Res. 2011 Apr;89(4):536-43. doi: 10.1002/jnr.22585. Epub 2011 Feb 2. PubMed PMID: 21290412; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3076617.

4: Tabata C, Tabata R, Nakano T. The calpain inhibitor calpeptin prevents bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice. Clin Exp Immunol. 2010 Dec;162(3):560-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2010.04257.x. Epub 2010 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 20846163; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3026560.

5: Guyton MK, Das A, Samantaray S, Wallace GC 4th, Butler JT, Ray SK, Banik NL. Calpeptin attenuated inflammation, cell death, and axonal damage in animal model of multiple sclerosis. J Neurosci Res. 2010 Aug 15;88(11):2398-408. doi: 10.1002/jnr.22408. PubMed PMID: 20623621; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3164817.

6: Peng S, Kuang Z, Zhang Y, Xu H, Cheng Q. The protective effects and potential mechanism of Calpain inhibitor Calpeptin against focal cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats. Mol Biol Rep. 2011 Feb;38(2):905-12. doi: 10.1007/s11033-010-0183-2. Epub 2010 May 16. PubMed PMID: 20473717.

7: Gwozdz AM, Leung R, Wang H, Bang KW, Packham MA, Freedman J, Rand ML. Calpain inhibition by calpeptin does not prevent APLT activity reduction in PS-exposing platelets, but calpeptin has independent pro-apoptotic effects. Thromb Haemost. 2010 Jun;103(6):1218-27. doi: 10.1160/TH09-08-0557. Epub 2010 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 20352156.

8: Lin IJ, Zhou Z, Crusselle-Davis VJ, Moghimi B, Gandhi K, Anantharaman A, Pantic D, Huang S, Jayandharan G, Zhong L, Srivastava A, Bungert J. Calpeptin increases the activity of upstream stimulatory factor and induces high level globin gene expression in erythroid cells. J Biol Chem. 2009 Jul 24;284(30):20130-5. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M109.001461. Epub 2009 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 19491096; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2740439.

9: Mani SK, Shiraishi H, Balasubramanian S, Yamane K, Chellaiah M, Cooper G, Banik N, Zile MR, Kuppuswamy D. In vivo administration of calpeptin attenuates calpain activation and cardiomyocyte loss in pressure-overloaded feline myocardium. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Jul;295(1):H314-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00085.2008. Epub 2008 May 16. PubMed PMID: 18487434; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2494745.

10: Kook SH, Choi KC, Son YO, Lee KY, Hwang IH, Lee HJ, Chung WT, Lee CB, Park JS, Lee JC. Involvement of p38 MAPK-mediated signaling in the calpeptin-mediated suppression of myogenic differentiation and fusion in C2C12 cells. Mol Cell Biochem. 2008 Mar;310(1-2):85-92. Epub 2007 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 18057999.