RGNCY-0126 (WG-449E TGF-Beta inhibitor)
WG-449E is a potent TGF-Beta inhibitor that can down-regulate the mRNA and protein levels of collagen in hypertrophic scar-derived fibroblasts by inhibiting Smad2/3 phosphorylation. WG-449E inhibited the proliferation, migration and contraction of fibroblasts in vitro and in vivo. WG-449E also induced cell apoptosis by activating cleaved caspase3. In the mechanical load-induced mouse mode, WG-449E reduced hypertrophic scar formation and collagen deposition indicating that it is a strong candidate for the treatment of hypertrophic scars.
Systematic Name: N,N-bis(2-methoxyethyl)-2-(2-phenylacetyl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-1H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole-8-carboxamide
Mol Wt: 449.55
Tags: small molecule, RGNCY-0126, WG-449E, TGF, TGFB, TGF beta, hypertrophic