Biochemicals & reagents
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Z-VAD-FMK (187389-52-2), cell-permeable, methyl ester form. Potent, irreversible pan-caspase inhibitor. Inhibits caspase activity and apoptosis induction in a variety of cell types (IC50 = 1.5 μM). Active in vivo.