MCB-613 is capable of inducing the transcriptional activity of steroid receptor coactivators (SRCs).
MCB-613 is a pan-Steroid Receptor Coactivator (SRC) stimulator. There are three steroid receptor coactivators (SRC) that interact with transcription factors and whose overexpression is assciated with a number of cancers, particularly breast cancer. MCB-613 overstimulates SRC activity in cancer cells resulting in excessive generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to cell stress and death by a process called paraptosis. MCB-613 is a cytotoxic molecule which can kill various human cancer cell lines, like HepG2 (liver), PC-3 (prostate) and MCF-7 (breast) cells.