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H2O: insoluble

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CGS-15943 has been used as a non-selective adenosine receptor antagonist to study its effects on the proliferation of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). It has also been used as a non-selective adenosine receptor antagonist to investigate the mechanism underlying adenosine inhibition on cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) cells.


25 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

CGS-15943 is a potent and non-selective adenosine receptor antagonist. It exhibits anti-carcinogenic and anti-apoptotic activity.

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Elise M Weerts et al.
Psychopharmacology, 168(1-2), 155-163 (2003-04-02)
Caffeine and the adenosine A(1) and A(2A) receptor antagonist CGS15943 produce many behavioral effects that are similar to those produced by classic stimulant drugs (e.g. cocaine and amphetamines). The current study evaluated whether CGS15943 would maintain self-administration and reinstate extinguished...
J m Li et al.
The Journal of surgical research, 80(2), 357-364 (1999-01-08)
Adenosine is a potent vasodilator of vascular smooth muscle. Endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO) elicits vasodilation. We have previously reported that adenosine stimulates the production of NO from porcine carotid arterial endothelial cells (PCAEC) via a receptor-mediated mechanism. This study was...
Soo-Kyung Kim et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 46(23), 4847-4859 (2003-10-31)
A three-dimensional model of the human A(2A) adenosine receptor (AR) and its docked ligands was built by homology to rhodopsin and validated with site-directed mutagenesis and the synthesis of chemically complementary agonists. Different binding modes of A(2A)AR antagonists and agonists...
A J Szkotak et al.
American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 281(6), C1991-C2002 (2001-11-08)
The regulatory actions of adenosine on ion channel function are mediated by four distinct membrane receptors. The concentration of adenosine in the vicinity of these receptors is controlled, in part, by inwardly directed nucleoside transport. The purpose of this study...
E Ongini et al.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology, 359(1), 7-10 (1999-02-05)
Three structurally related non-xanthine compounds, CGS 15943, ZM 241385 and SCH 58261, are potent A2A adenosine receptor antagonists and have been used as tools in many pharmacological studies. We have now characterized their affinity and selectivity profile on human adenosine...

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