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MK-2206 is an allosteric inhibitor and is activated by the pleckstrin homology domain. MK-2206 inhibits auto-phosphorylation of both Akt T308 and S473. MK-2206 also prevents Akt-mediated phosphorylation of downstream signaling molecules, including TSC2, PRAS40 and ribosomal S6 proteins. MK-2206 inhibits Ras wild-type (WT) cell lines (A431, HCC827, and NCI-H292) more potently when compared to Ras-mutant cell lines (NCI-H358, NCI-H23, NCI-H1299, and Calu-6). MK-2206 also shows synergistic responses in combination with cytotoxic agents such as erlotinib or lapatinib in lung NCI-H460 or ovarian A2780 tumor cells. MK-2206 or siRNA-mediated Akt inhibition strongly activates autophagy in human glioma cells. While eukaryotic elongation factor-2 (eEF-2) silencing could suppress MK-2206-induced-autophagy, with a promotion of apoptotic cell death.
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