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MedKoo CAT#: 407164

CAS#: 229961-45-9

Description: AGN-194310, also known as VTP-194310, is a pan-antagonist of retinoic acid receptors (RARs) with Kd values of 3nM, 2nM and 5nM for RAR α, RARβ and RARγ, respectively. AGN 194310 has been reported to bind to RARs with equal and high Kd values of 3, 2 and 5nM for RAR α, RARβ and RARγ, respectively, by in vitro binding experiments. In addition, AGN 194310 has been revealed to potently inhibit the colony formation by ITS+-grown cell lines with IC50 values of 16 ± 5nM for LNCaP cells; 18 ± 6nM for PC3 cells; and 34 ± 7nM for DU-145 cells. Apart from these, because of binding to and mediating the effects via RARs, AGN 194310 has been demonstrated to inhibit agonist-induced (TTNPB) differentiation of HL60 cells. AGN 194310 has also shown the accumulation of cell in G1 and the function of induced apoptosis.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 229961-45-9

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 407164
Name: AGN-194310
CAS#: 229961-45-9
Chemical Formula: C28H24O2S
Exact Mass: 424.1497
Molecular Weight: 424.56
Elemental Analysis: C, 79.21; H, 5.70; O, 7.54; S, 7.55

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Synonym: AGN 194310; AGN194310; AGN-194310; VTP-194310; VTP 194310; VTP194310;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4-((4-(4-ethylphenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-2H-thiochromen-6-yl)ethynyl)benzoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C28H24O2S/c1-4-19-7-12-22(13-8-19)25-18-28(2,3)31-26-16-11-21(17-24(25)26)6-5-20-9-14-23(15-10-20)27(29)30/h7-18H,4H2,1-3H3,(H,29,30)

SMILES Code: O=C(O)C1=CC=C(C#CC2=CC(C(C3=CC=C(CC)C=C3)=CC(C)(C)S4)=C4C=C2)C=C1

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, 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).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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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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