Technical Data
Pifithrin-alpha hydrobromide (1-(4-Methylphenyl)-2-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-2-imino-3(2H)-benzothiazolyl)ethanone . HBr)
Biochemicals Storage: 4C/-20CShipping: Blue Ice
p53 inhibitor. Reversibly blocks p53-dependent transcriptional activation. Tool to combat side effects of cancer therapy. Apoptosis inhibitor.

Storage and Stability:
Short-term Storage: +4C
Long-term Storage: -20C
Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20C.

CAS Number:

Molecular Formula:
C16H18N2OS . HBr

Molecular Weight:
Purity: >98% (NMR)

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Product Reference:
A chemical inhibitor of p53 that protects mice from the side effects of cancer therapy: P.G. Komarov, et al.; Science 285, 1733 (1999)
Pifithrin-alpha inhibits p53 signaling after interaction of the tumor suppressor protein with hsp90 and its nuclear translocation: P.J. Murphy, et al.; J. Biol. Chem. 279, 30195 (2004)
Cancer research. A new way to combat therapy side effects: D. Ferber; Science 285, 1651 (1999)
Inactivation of p21WAF1 sensitizes cells to apoptosis via an increase of both p14ARF and p53 levels and an alteration of the Bax/Bcl-2 ratio: D. Javelaud & F. Besancon; J. Biol. Chem. 277, 37949 (2002)

Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.