1. Signaling Pathways
  2. Stem Cell/Wnt
  3. Hedgehog


Hedgehog (Hh) is composed of N-terminal and C-terminal domains that dissociate in a self-catalyzed proteolytic cleavage reaction. The N-terminal product HhNp, modified by cholesterol during self-cleavage, harbors all known Hh signaling activities. When synthesized in the absence of the C-terminal domain (and hence lacking cholesterol modification), the N-terminal domain is aberrantly targeted and released selectively into the retina.

Hedgehog signaling pathway is linked to tumorigenesis and is aberrantly activated in a variety of cancers. Hh ligands bind to and suppress the transmembrane receptor Patched (PTCH), which suppresses Smoothened (SMO), a seven-transmembrane-helix protein that positively regulates the Hh pathway.

Sonic hedgehog (Shh) is a morphogen essential to the developing nervous system that continues to play an important role in adult life by contributing to cell proliferation and differentiation, maintaining blood-brain barrier integrity, and being cytoprotective against oxidative and excitotoxic stress, all features of importance in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Indian hedgehog (Ihh), a signaling molecule that plays a pivotal role in the regulation of chondrocyte proliferation, maturation, and ossification both in long-bone development and digit joint formation, has also been found to be essential for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) development.

Desert hedgehog (Dhh), one of the Hedgehog family members, is expressed by Schwann cells of peripheral nerves.

Hedgehog Related Products (15):

Cat. No. Product Name Effect Purity
  • HY-10440
    Vismodegib Inhibitor 99.97%
    Vismodegib (GDC-0449) is an orally active hedgehog pathway inhibitor with an IC50 of 3 nM. Vismodegib also inhibits P-gp, ABCG2 with IC50 values of 3.0 μM and 1.4 μM, respectively.
  • HY-17024
    Cyclopamine Antagonist ≥98.0%
    Cyclopamine is a Hedgehog (Hh) pathway antagonist with an IC50 of 46 nM in the Hh cell assay. Cyclopamine is also a selective Smo inhibitor.
  • HY-17514
    Itraconazole Antagonist 99.15%
    Itraconazole (R51211) is a triazole antifungal agent and a potent and orally active Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway antagonist with an IC50 of ~800 nM. Itraconazole potently inhibits lanosterol 14α-demethylase (cytochrome P450 enzyme), thereby inhibits the oxidative conversion of lanosterol to ergosterol. Itraconazole has anticancer and antiangiogenic effects.
  • HY-100224
    SANT-1 Inhibitor 99.85%
    SANT-1, a potent Smo antagonist, inhibits Hedgehog signaling. SANT-1 shows IC50s of 20 nM and 30 nM in Shh-LIGHT2 and SmoA1-LIGHT2 assay, respectively.
  • HY-122632
    Ciliobrevin D Inhibitor 98.94%
    Ciliobrevin D is a cell-permeable, reversible and specific inhibitor of AAA+ ATPase motor cytoplasmic dynein. Ciliobrevin D inhibits Hedgehog (Hh) signaling and primary cilia formation. Ciliobrevin D inhibits dynein-dependent microtubule gliding and ATPase activity in vitro.
  • HY-121802
    Dynarrestin Inhibitor 98.40%
    Dynarrestin is a aminothiazole inhibitor of cytoplasmic dyneins 1 and 2. Dynarrestin rapidly and reversibly inhibits dynein 1-driven microtubule gliding in vitro plus a range of dynein 1- and 2-dependent processes in cells without affecting ATP hydrolysis and interfering with ciliogenesis. Dynarrestin suppresses hedgehog (Hh)-dependent proliferation of neuronal precursors and tumor cells.
  • HY-13307
    JK184 Inhibitor 99.95%
    JK184 is a potent Hedgehog (Hh) pathway inhibitor with IC50 of 30 nM in mammalian cells.
  • HY-100036
    MK-4101 Inhibitor 98.31%
    MK-4101 is a Smoothened (SMO) antagonist (IC50 of 1.1 µM for 293 cells ) and also a potent inhibitor of the hedgehog pathway (IC50 of 1.5 µM for mouse cells; IC50 of 1 µM for KYSE180 oesophageal cancer cells). MK-4101 has robust antitumor activity that inhibits tumor cell proliferation and induces extensive apoptosis.
  • HY-100790
    Ciliobrevin A Inhibitor 98.72%
    Ciliobrevin A (HPI-4) is a hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway inhibitor with median inhibitory concentration (IC50) less than 10 μM.
  • HY-N0836
    Jervine Inhibitor 99.53%
    Jervine (11-Ketocyclopamine) is a potent Hedgehog (Hh) inhibitor with an IC50 of 500-700 nM. Jervine is a natural teratogenic sterodial alkaloid from rhizomes of Veratrum album. Jervine has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • HY-18366A
    RU-SKI 43 hydrochloride Inhibitor 98.54%
    RU-SKI 43 hydrochloride is a potent and selective Hedgehog acyltransferase (Hhat) inhibitor with an IC50 of 850 nM. RU-SKI 43 hydrochloride reduces Gli-1 activation through Smoothened-independent non-canonical signaling and decreases Akt and mTOR pathway activity. RU-SKI 43 hydrochloride has anti-cancer activity.
  • HY-108439
    Neurodazine Activator ≥99.0%
    Neurodazine is an imidazole-based small molecule, serve as a promoter of neurogenesisin pluripotent cells. Neurodazine promotes neurogenesis by activating Wnt and Shh signaling pathways. Neurodazine selectively suppresses astrocyte differentiation of P19 cells.
  • HY-18366
    RU-SKI 43 Inhibitor
    RU-SKI 43 is a potent and selective Hedgehog acyltransferase (Hhat) inhibitor with an IC50 of 850 nM. RU-SKI 43 reduces Gli-1 activation through Smoothened-independent non-canonical signaling and decreases Akt and mTOR pathway activity. RU-SKI 43 has anti-cancer activity.
  • HY-124899
    Hh-Ag1.5 Agonist
    Hh-Ag1.5 (SAg1.5) is a potent Hedgehog (Hh) agonist with an EC50 of 1 nM. Hh-Ag1.5 mediated reprogramming breaks the quiescence of noninjured liver stem cells for rescuing liver failure.
  • HY-113965
    CUR61414 Inhibitor ≥99.0%
    CUR61414 is a novel, potent and cell permeable Hedgehog signaling pathway inhibitor (IC50 =100-200 nM). CUR61414 is a small-molecule aminoproline class compound and selectively binds to smoothened (Smo) with a Ki  value of 44 nM. CUR-61414 can induce apoptosis in cancer cells without affecting neighboring non-tumor cells.
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