Catalog No.S1421 Synonyms: CGP 41251
Molecular Weight(MW): 466.53
Staurosporine is a potent PKC inhibitor for PKCα, PKCγ and PKCη with IC50 of 2 nM, 5 nM and 4 nM, less potent to PKCδ (20 nM), PKCε (73 nM) and little active to PKCζ (1086 nM) in cell-free assays. Also shows inhibitory activities on other kinases, such as PKA, PKG, S6K, CaMKII, etc. Phase 3.
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Intracellular concentration of HSF1-phosphoserine 326, total HSF1, S6 kinase-phosphothreonine-389, total S6 kinase and β-actin, without or with heat shock in HeLa cells pretreated with mTOR inhibitors rapamycin (30 nM) and KU0063794 (2 uM) and kinase inhibitor staurosporine (100 nM) for 2 hr. Relative levels of HSF1-phosphoserine 326 in cells after the various treatments were determined by densitometric analysis of X-ray films, normalized to untreated cells (lane 1), and are indicated below the representation of the immunoblots.
PLoS One 2012 7(6), e39679. Staurosporine purchased from Selleck.
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|Description||Staurosporine is a potent PKC inhibitor for PKCα, PKCγ and PKCη with IC50 of 2 nM, 5 nM and 4 nM, less potent to PKCδ (20 nM), PKCε (73 nM) and little active to PKCζ (1086 nM) in cell-free assays. Also shows inhibitory activities on other kinases, such as PKA, PKG, S6K, CaMKII, etc. Phase 3.|
Staurosporine, a microbial alkaloid, significantly inhibits protein kinase C from rat brain with IC50 of 2.7 nM. Staurosporine displays strong inhibitory effect against HeLa S3 cells with IC50 of 4 nM.  Staurosporine also inhibits a variety of other protein kinases, including PKA, PKG, phosphorylase kinase, S6 kinase, Myosin light chain kinase (MLCK), CAM PKII, cdc2, v-Src, Lyn, c-Fgr, and Syk with IC50 of 15 nM, 18 nM, 3 nM, 5 nM, 21 nM, 20 nM, 9 nM, 6 nM, 20 nM, 2 nM, and 16 nM, respectively.  Staurosporine (1 μM) induces >90% apoptosis in PC12 cells. Consistently, Staurosporine treatment induces a rapid and prolonged elevation of intracellular free calcium levels [Ca2+]i, accumulation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS), and subsequent mitochondrial dysfunction.  The apoptosis of MCF7 cells induced by Staurosporine can be enhanced by the expression of functional caspase-3 via caspase-8 activation and Bid cleavage.  Staurosporine treatment at 1 μM only partially inhibits IL-3-stimulated Bcl2 phosphorylation but completely blocks PKC-mediated Bcl2 phosphorylation.  Staurosporine induces apoptosis of human foreskin fibroblasts AG-1518, depending on the lysosomal cathepsins D mediated cytochrome c release and caspase activation.  In addition to activating the classical mitochondrial apoptosis pathway, Staurosporine triggers a novel intrinsic apoptosis pathway, relying on the activation of caspase-9 in the absence of Apaf-1. 
|In vivo||In the gerbil and rat ischemia models, Staurosporine pretreatment (0.1-10 ng) before ischemia prevents neuronal damage in a dose-dependent manner, suggesting the involvement of PKC in CAl pyramidal cell death after ischemia. |
Enzyme assay and binding assay:Protein kinase C is assayed in a reaction mixture (0.25 mL) containing 5 μmol of Tris/HCl, pH 7.5, 2.5 μmol of magnesium acetate, 50 μg of histone II S, 20 μg of phosphatidylserine, 0.88 μg of diolein, 125 nmol of CaCl2, 1.25 nmol of [γ-32]ATP (5-10 × 104 cpm/nmol) and 5 μg of partially purified enzyme. The binding of [3H]PDBu to protein kinase C is determined: Reaction mixture (200 μL contained 4 μmo1 of Tris/malate, pH 6.8, 20 μmol of KCl, 30 nmol of CaC12, 20 μg of phosphatidylserine, 5 μg of partially purified protein kinase C, 0.5% (final concentration) of DMSO,10 pmol of [3H]PDBu (l-3 × 104 cpm/pmol) and 10 μL of various amounts of Staurosporine.
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|In vitro||DMSO||4 mg/mL (8.57 mM)|
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Clinical Trial Information
|NCT Number||Recruitment||Conditions||Sponsor/Collaborators||Start Date||Phases|
|NCT00301938||Completed||Accelerated Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia|Adult Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia (M7)|Adult Acute Minimally Differentiated Myeloid Leukemia (M0)|Adult Acute Monoblastic Leukemia (M5a)|Adult Acute Monocytic Leukemia (M5b)|Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia With Maturation (M2)|Adult Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Without Maturation (M1)|Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With 11q23 (MLL) Abnormalities|Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Inv(16)(p13;q22)|Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(15;17)(q22;q12)|Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(16;16)(p13;q22)|Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(8;21)(q22;q22)|Adult Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia (M4)|Adult Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (M3)|Adult Erythroleukemia (M6a)|Adult Pure Erythroid Leukemia (M6b)|Blastic Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia|Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms|Previously Treated Myelodysplastic Syndromes|Recurrent Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia|Recurrent Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia|Relapsing Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia|Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia|T-cell Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia|Untreated Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia|Untreated Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia||National Cancer Institute (NCI)||December 2005||Phase 1|
|NCT00098956||Completed||Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer|Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer||National Cancer Institute (NCI)||January 2005||Phase 2|
|NCT00082017||Completed||Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Ki-1|Lymphoma, T-Cell||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)||April 2004||Phase 2|
|NCT00072267||Completed||Fallopian Tube Cancer|Ovarian Cancer|Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer||University Health Network, Toronto|National Cancer Institute (NCI)||January 2004||Phase 2|
|NCT00072189||Terminated||Recurrent Melanoma|Stage IV Melanoma||National Cancer Institute (NCI)||November 2003||Phase 2|
|NCT00030888||Unknown status||Kidney Cancer||University of California, San Francisco|National Cancer Institute (NCI)||December 2002||Phase 2|
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