SB-525334 is a potent and selective inhibitor of the transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) receptor, activin receptor-like kinase (ALK5). In cell-based assays, SB-525334 (1 microM) blocked TGF-beta1-induced phosphorylation and nuclear translocation of Smad2/3 in renal proximal tubule cells and inhibited TGF-beta1-induced increases in plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and procollagen alpha1(I) mRNA expression in A498 renal epithelial carcinoma cells. SB-525334 inhibited ALK5 kinase activity with an IC50 of 14.3 nM and was approximately 4-fold less potent as an inhibitor of ALK4 with IC50 of 58.5 nM. SB-525334 significantly increased apoptotic cell death in gemcitabine-resistant cells. SB-525334 reverses pulmonary arterial pressure and inhibits right ventricular hypertrophy in a rat model of PAH effectively. SB-525334 treatment showed significant attenuation in Smad2/3 nuclear translocation, decrease in CTGF-expressing cells, myofibroblast proliferation and type I collagen deposition.
|Source||Am J Physiol Renal Physiol (2015). Figure 4. SB-525334|
|Results||Aortic endothelial cell lysates obtained from the four groups of rats on day 7 of the experiment demonstrated activation of ALK5 by HS intake as well as the anticipated inhibition of ALK5 by SB-525334|
|Body Surface Area (m2)||0.007||0.025||0.15||0.05||0.02||0.5|
|Animal A (mg/kg) = Animal B (mg/kg) multiplied by||Animal B Km|
|Animal A Km|
For example, to modify the dose of resveratrol used for a mouse (22.4 mg/kg) to a dose based on the BSA for a rat, multiply 22.4 mg/kg by the Km factor for a mouse and then divide by the Km factor for a rat. This calculation results in a rat equivalent dose for resveratrol of 11.2 mg/kg.
|Solubility||DMSO 60 mg/mL
Ethanol 60 mg/mL
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