Molecular Weight(MW): 377.41
IM-12 is a selective GSK-3β inhibitor with IC50 of 53 nM, and also enhances canonical Wnt signalling.
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Inhibition of GSK-3β promotes Runx2 induction. Vascularsmoothmusclecells(VSMCs) were treated with or without IM-12(3 μM) for 24h, and cells treated with β-GP (10 mM) were as a positive control. The cell lysates were immunoblotted with antibodies against Runx2 and β-actin, respectively.
Exp Cell Res, 2016, 345(2):206-17.. IM-12 purchased from Selleck.
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|Description||IM-12 is a selective GSK-3β inhibitor with IC50 of 53 nM, and also enhances canonical Wnt signalling.|
In hNPCs, IM-12 inhibits GSK-3β activity with IC50 of 3.8 μM and subsequently increases β-catenin concentration significantly. Through the activation of canonical Wnt signalling pathway, IM-12 promotes the neuronal differentiation of human neural progenitor cells. 
GSK-3β activity assay:IC50 of new synthesised compound IM-12 to GSK-3β is determined by a luminometric GSK-3β activity assay. Briefly, compounds are tested in different concentrations diluted in assay buffer containing final concentrations of: 4 mM MOPS pH 7.2; 0.4 mM EDTA; 1 mM EGTA; 2.5 mM β-glycerophosphate; 4 mM MgCl2; 40 μM BSA; 0.05 mM DTT. Four microlitres of diluted compounds are added to 25 μM pGS-2 peptide substrate, 20 ng recombinant GSK-3β and 1 μM ATP to a total assay volume of 40 μl. The enzymatic reaction is stopped after 30 min of incubation at 30 °C by adding 40 μl KinaseGlo. The luminometric signal is allowed to stabilise for 10 min and the measured with a Glomax® 96 Microplate Luminometer.
|In vitro||DMSO||75 mg/mL (198.72 mM)|
|Ethanol||10 mg/mL warmed (26.49 mM)|
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