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 (9):

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. It also inhibits P-gp, ABCG2 with IC50 values of 3.0 μM and 1.4 μM, respectively.
  • HY-17024
    Cyclopamine Antagonist 99.97%
    Cyclopamine is a Hedgehog (Hh) pathway antagonist with an IC50 of 46 nM in the Hh cell assay.
  • HY-100790
    Ciliobrevin A Inhibitor 98.72%
    Ciliobrevin A is a hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway inhibitor with median inhibitory concentration (IC50) less than 10 μM.
  • HY-18366A
    RU-SKI 43 hydrochloride Inhibitor >98.0%
    RU-SKI 43 hydrochloride is a small molecule inhibitor of Hhat(Hedgehog acyltransferase), the enzyme responsible for the attachment of palmitate onto Shh.
  • HY-N0836
    Jervine Inhibitor 99.03%
    Jervine(11-Ketocyclopamine) is a naturally occuring steroidal alkaloid that causes cyclopia by blocking sonic hedgehog(Shh) signaling; Jervine is an inhibitor of Smo.
  • HY-100224
    SANT-1 Inhibitor 99.85%
    SANT-1 is a potent Smo antagonist, inhibits Hedgehog signaling, with IC50s of 20 nM and 30 nM in Shh-LIGHT2 and SmoA1-LIGHT2 assay, respectively.
  • HY-121802
    Dynarrestin Inhibitor
    Dynarrestin is a aminothiazole inhibitor of cytoplasmic dyneins 1 and 2. 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-18366
    RU-SKI 43 Inhibitor
    RU-SKI 43 is a small molecule inhibitor of Hhat(Hedgehog acyltransferase), the enzyme responsible for the attachment of palmitate onto Shh.
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