News from the Bench
Discover what’s going on at CST, receive our latest application notes and tips, read our science features, and learn about our products.
Research More. Spend Less.
Spend $650 or more and get 20% off*
(*Offer valid in the US only. Expires June 30, 2017)
To Purchase # 12754S
Find answers on our FAQs page.
- Additional protein information
- Analytical tools
Western blot analysis of extracts from HeLa cells, serum-starved overnight and untreated or treated with TPA #4174 (200 nM, 15 min) either with or without K252a pretreatment (1 hr) at the indicated concentrations, using Phospho-MARCKS (Ser167/170) (D13E4) XP® Rabbit mAb #8722 (upper) or MARCKS (D88D11) XP® Rabbit mAb #5607 (lower).Learn more about how we get our images
Western blot analysis of extracts from PC-12 cells, serum-starved overnight and untreated or treated with Human β-Nerve Growth Factor (hβ-NGF) #5221 (100 ng/ml, 5 min) either with or without K252a pretreatment (1 hr) at the indicated concentrations, using Phospho-TrkA (Tyr490) Antibody #9141 (upper) or β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower).Learn more about how we get our images
Gallery: K252a #12754
K252a is supplied as a lyophilized powder. For a 1 mM stock, reconstitute the 100 μg in 213.9 µl DMSO. Working concentrations and length of treatment can vary depending on the desired effect, but it is typically used as a pretreatment at 0.1-1 µM for 0.5-1 hr prior to treating with a stimulator. Soluble in DMSO at 100 mg/ml; poorly soluble in ethanol.Storage: Store lyophilized or in solution at -20ºC, desiccated. Protect from light. In lyophilized form, the chemical is stable for 24 months. Once in solution, use within 3 months to prevent loss of potency. Aliquot to avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
Originally isolated from the soil fungi Nocardiopisis sp., K252a is a staurosporine analog that inhibits various protein kinases through competition with the ATP binding site (1,2). K252a is a reversible cell-permeable, potent inhibitor of phosphorylase kinase (IC50 = 1.7 nM), protein kinase A (PKA) (IC50 = 140 nM), and protein kinase C (PKC) (IC50 = 470 nM) (3,4). K252a is also known to inhibit protein kinase G and CaM kinase II (5,6). K252a inhibits nerve growth factor induced Trk activation (IC50 = 3 nM), as well as downstream signaling (5,7,8). K252a is reported to induce apoptosis and cell cycle arrest through cdc25 and cdc2 inhibition (9).
For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures. Cell Signaling Technology is a trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. XP is a registered trademark of Cell Signaling Technology, Inc.