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Catalog No.GC16505

E-64-c Chemical Structure

Inhibitor of cysteine proteinases

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Cell experiment [1]:

Cell lines

Neuronal chromaffin cells

Preparation method

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Reacting condition

10 μM


In neuronal chromaffin cells, E-64-c inhibited the production of the 12 ~ 14 kDa β-secretase product from APP. In addition, when tested in isolated, intact secretory vesicles, E-64-c reduced the production of Aβ (1 ~ 40). These results indicated an important role of E-64-c in β-secretase processing of APP in neuronal chromaffin cells.

Animal experiment [2]:

Animal models

Rat models of cerebral ischemia

Dosage form

400 mg/kg; i.p.; b.i.d, for 3 days


In rat models of cerebral ischemia, E-64-c significantly inhibited the ischemia-induced depletion of microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP2). E-64-c increased MAP2 levels to 55 ± 25.7% of control levels (sham-operated rats used as controls). However, E-64-c showed no marked effect on the decrease of myelin-associated glycoprotein caused by ischemia.

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[1]. Hook VY, Reisine TD. Cysteine proteases are the major beta-secretase in the regulated secretory pathway that provides most of the beta-amyloid in Alzheimer's disease: role of BACE 1 in the constitutive secretory pathway. J Neurosci Res. 2003 Nov 1;74(3):393-405.

[2]. Inuzuka T, Tamura A, Sato S, et al. Suppressive effect of E-64c on ischemic degradation of cerebral proteins following occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in rats[J]. Brain research, 1990, 526(1): 177-179.


E-64-c, which is also known as Ep-475, is an analog of E-64 and inhibitor of cysteine proteinases. [1]
The cysteine proteinases, of which Cathepsins B and H and cathepsin L exist in mammals, contain an essential highly reactive thiol group, and therefore are inhibited by thiol-blocking reagents such as iodoacetate and mercuribenzoate. E-64-c showed promise of acting as class-specific inhibitors for the cysteine proteinases. X-ray diffraction shows that E-64-c binds to papain through a thioether covalent bond.[1]
E-64-c, which is an analog of E-64, has proved to be substantially more reactive than E-64 with cathepsins B and L. Cathepsins B and H from human liver and rat cathepsin L were used to measure the rate constants of inhibition of E-64-c, which indicated the rate constants of inactivation of cathepsins B, H and L were 298000, 2018, 206000 M-1 s-1 , respectively[2].
E-64-c was injected subcutaneously, in various doses, daily for 80 days into dystrophic chickens, the activities of cathepsin B and cathepsin H were reduced to the levels in control chickens. E-64-c showed dose-dependent activities on inhibiting cathepsin H and B. However, cathepsin D is not sensitive to E-64-c. Moreover, 10 mg/kg per 8 h of an oil emulsion of E-64-c injection reduced protein degradation 20% in muscles from burned rats. E-64c, which also inhibits calpain , was administered at a dose of 400 mg/kg twice a day for 3 days to middle cerebral artery occlusion mice. The MAP2 levels was increased compared to control and the depletion was significantly inhibited.[3,4]
1.Yamamoto D, Matsumoto K, Ohishi H, et al. Refined x-ray structure of papain. E-64-c complex at 2.1-A resolution[J]. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1991, 266(22): 14771-14777.
2.Barrett A J, Kembhavi A A, Brown M A, et al. L-trans-Epoxysuccinyl-leucylamido (4-guanidino) butane (E-64) and its analogues as inhibitors of cysteine proteinases including cathepsins B, H and L[J]. Biochem. J, 1982, 201: 189-198.
3.Clark A S, Kelly R A, Mitch W E. Systemic response to thermal injury in rats. Accelerated protein degradation and altered glucose utilization in muscle[J]. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 1984, 74(3): 888.
4.Inuzuka T, Tamura A, Sato S, et al. Suppressive effect of E-64c on ischemic degradation of cerebral proteins following occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in rats[J]. Brain research, 1990, 526(1): 177-179.

Chemical Properties

Cas No. 76684-89-4 SDF
Synonyms N/A
Chemical Name (2S,3S)-3-[[(2S)-4-methyl-1-(3-methylbutylamino)-1-oxopentan-2-yl]carbamoyl]oxirane-2-carboxylic acid
Canonical SMILES CC(C)CCNC(=O)C(CC(C)C)NC(=O)C1C(O1)C(=O)O
Formula C15H26N2O5 M.Wt 314.4
Solubility ≥ 31.4mg/mL in DMSO, ≥ 111.8 mg/mL in EtOH Storage Store at -20°C
General tips For obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.
Shipping Condition Evaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice
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