Jervine (469-59-0) is an inhibitor of Hedgehog signaling (IC50 = 0.5-0.7 μM). Binds directly to Smoothened (Smo)1. Inhibits the response of target tissues to Sonic hedgehog signaling2. Jervine induces COX-2 overexpression in human erythroleukemia cells3.
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3) Ghezale et al. (2013), Cyclopamine and jervine induce COX-2 overexpression in human erythroleukemia cells but only cyclopamine has a pro-apoptotic effect; Exp. Cell Res., 319 1043