Irreversible inhibitor of cysteine proteases
|4096-v||0.5 mg||35.00 EUR|
|4096-25||25 mg||145.00 EUR|
|4096-100||100 mg||375.00 EUR|
[(2S,3S)-3-carboxyoxirane-2-carbonyl]-L-Leucyl-4-(guanidobutyl)amide · ½H2O
|(M.W. 357.41 · 9.01)||C15H27N5O5 · ½H2O||[66701-25-5]|
E-64 is a very effective irreversible inhibitor of cysteine proteases and blocks specific thiol proteases like papain, cathepsin B and L, bromelain and ficin. It reacts with the active site of the enzyme in an equimolar manner by forming a thioether bond with the sulfhydryl group. E-64 did not react with cathepsin A and D and does not affect cysteine residues in several other enzymes. The effective concentration of E-64 is around 1-10 µM. Aliquots of E-64 in DMSO are stable at +4° over some days and can be stored in a freezer at -20°C for about one month. Solutions in water or water/ethanol are possible as well.
The inhibitor E-64 offered from Peptanova is of synthetic origin manufactured by Peptide Institute Inc. under strict quality control.
In addition to the commonly used inhibitor E-64 offers Peptanova two more E-64 derivatives: The membrane-impermeable calpain inhibitor E-64-c (4320-v) and 4321-v E-64-d which shows good membrane permeability.
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