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Catalog No.: A12373

Pan Caspase Inhibitor


Z-VAD-FMK Chemical Structure

CAS NO. 187389-52-2

Z-VAD-FMK is a cell-permeable, irreversible pan-caspase inhibitor. Inhibits caspase processing and apoptosis induction in tumor cells in vitro (IC50 = 0.0015 - 5.8 mM). Active in vivo.

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Biological Activity

Z-VAD-FMK is a cell-permeable, irreversible pan-caspase inhibitor. Inhibits caspase processing and apoptosis induction in tumor cells in vitro (IC50 = 0.0015 - 5.8 mM). Active in vivo.
Pan-caspase (THP.1, Jurkat T-cells)
0.0015 - 5.8 mM (IC50)
In vitro (25°C) DMSO 80 mg/mL (171.12 mM)
Water Insoluble
Ethanol Insoluble
In vivo 2% DMSO+35 %PEG 300+2%Tween 80+ddH2O 5 mg/mL
* <1 mg/ml means slightly soluble or insoluble.
* Please note that Adooq tests the solubility of all compounds in-house, and the actual solubility may differ slightly from published values. This is normal and is due to slight batch-to-batch variations.
Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.1 mM 21.39 mL 106.95 mL 213.91 mL
0.5 mM 4.28 mL 21.39 mL 42.78 mL
1 mM 2.14 mL 10.7 mL 21.39 mL
5 mM 0.43 mL 2.14 mL 4.28 mL

*The above data is based on the productmolecular weight 467.49. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Catalog Num A12373
Actions Inhibitor
CAS No. 187389-52-2
Formula C22H30FN3O7
M. Wt 467.49
Purity >98%
SMILES C[[email protected]@H](C(=O)N[[email protected]@H](CC(=O)OC)C(=O)CF)NC(=O)[[email protected]](C(C)C)NC(=O)OCC1=CC=CC=C1

Store lyophilized at -20ºC, keep desiccated.
In lyophilized form, the chemical is stable for 36 months.
In solution, store at -20ºC and use within 3 months to prevent loss of potency. Aliquot to avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles.

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