ALK5 Inhibitor II
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ALK5 Inhibitor II is a cell permeable, potent, selective and ATP-competitive inhibitor of TGF-β RI kinase (IC50 = 23 nM, 4 nM and 18 nM for binding, auto-phosphorylation and cellular assay in HepG2 cells of TGF-β RI kinase, respectively). TGF-β RI (ALK5) Inhibitor II affects a panel of 9 closely related kinases including p38 MAPK.
ALK5 can replace Sox2 for generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).
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