Alsterpaullone (237430-03-4) is a potent and selective inhibitor of GSK-3β and CDK5/p25. Potent inhibitor of CDK1/cyclin B (IC50 = 35 nM)1. Alsterpaullone induces apoptosis2 and inhibits angiogenesis3.
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