HR22C16: A potent small-molecule probe for the dynamics of cell division

Srinivas Hotha, Justin C. Yarrow, Janet G. Yang, Sarah Garrett, Kishore V. Renduchintala, Thomas U. Mayer, Tarun M. Kapoor

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A high-throughput, microscopy-based chemical-genetic screen identified HR22C16, which causes a monoastral mitotic block, as a small-molecule probe for cell division (see picture). By using a diastereoselective, traceless solid-phase synthesis and biological assays, a more potent HR22C16 analogue was then identified. A photocaging strategy for HR22C16 was also developed to allow fast temporal control over the function of the target protein Eg5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2379-2382
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - May 30 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Antimitotics
  • Inhibitors
  • Molecular motors
  • Photolysis
  • Solid-phase synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Hotha, S., Yarrow, J. C., Yang, J. G., Garrett, S., Renduchintala, K. V., Mayer, T. U., & Kapoor, T. M. (2003). HR22C16: A potent small-molecule probe for the dynamics of cell division. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 42(21), 2379-2382.