Aug 1, 1990

Potent and specific inhibitors of protein kinase C of microbial origin

Bio/technology
T Tamaoki, H Nakano

Abstract

Potent and specific inhibitors of protein kinase C have been found in streptomyces and fungi: Staurosporine, an alkaloid from Streptomyces sp., is the most potent inhibitor of protein kinases with an IC50 in the nanomolar range. UCN-01 (7-hydroxy staurosporine), isolated from Streptomyces sp., is a selective inhibitor of protein kinase C with antitumor activity. Calphostin, isolated from the fungus Cladosporium cladosporioides, specifically inhibits protein kinase C (IC50 = 0.05 microM) without inhibiting other protein kinases. Microbial metabolites appear to be a promising source of inhibitors that target signal transduction pathways of eukaryotes.

Mentioned in this Paper

Plant alkaloid
Naphthalenes
Filamentous fungus
Signal Transduction Pathways
Indole Alkaloids
Staurosporine
Cladosporium cladosporioides extract
Carbazoles
Protein KINASE
Microbial

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