Darbufelone mesylate

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Darbufelone mesylate (CI-1004 mesylate) is a dual inhibitor of cellular PGF2α and LTB4 production. Darbufelone potently inhibits PGHS-2 (IC50 = 0.19 μM) but is much less potent with PGHS-1 (IC50= 20 μM).

Product information

CAS Number: 139340-56-0

Molecular Weight: 428.57

Formula: C19H28N2O5S2


CI-1004 mesylate

Chemical Name: (5Z)-2-amino-5-[(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)methylidene]-4,5-dihydro-1,3-thiazol-4-one; methanesulfonic acid

Smiles: CC(C)(C)C1=CC(=CC(=C1O)C(C)(C)C)/C=C1\SC(N)=NC\1=O.CS(O)(=O)=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C18H24N2O2S.CH4O3S/c1-17(2,3)11-7-10(8-12(14(11)21)18(4,5)6)9-13-15(22)20-16(19)23-13;1-5(2,3)4/h7-9,21H,1-6H3,(H2,19,20,22);1H3,(H,2,3,4)/b13-9-;

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Darbufelone is a noncompetitive inhibitor of PGHS-2 (Ki=10±5 μM). Darbufelone quenches the fluorescence of PGHS-2 at 325 nm (lambda(ex)=280 nm) with Kd=0.98±0.03 μM.To test the putative anti-proliferative effect of Darbufelone, A549, H520 and H460 cell lines are used, which are established from three distinct pathological subtypes of NSCLC (adenocarcinoma, squamous and large cell lung cancer respectively). Increasing concentrations of Darbufelone, ranging from 5 to 60 μM, are tested for 72 h. The cell growth inhibition of these three cell lines gradually increases with higher drug concentration. The IC50 of A549 and H520 are 20±3.6 and 21±1.8 μM, respectively, while the H460 has much lower IC50 (15±2.7 μM) .

In Vivo:

Darbufelone is a dual inhibitor of cellular PGF2R and LTB4 production. Darbufelone is orally active and nonulcerogenic in animal models of inflammation and arthritis. When mice are treated with Darbufelone at dosage of 80 mg/kg/day, the tumor volumes decrease in a time-dependent manner. In contrast, lower dose of Darbufelone (20 or 40 mg/kg/day) dos not show any significant inhibition of tumor weight. At necropsy, the tumor weight in mice treated with Darbufelone (80 mg/kg/day) is reduced by 30.2% in comparison with control group.


  1. Johnson AR, et al. Slow-binding inhibition of human prostaglandin endoperoxide synthase-2 with darbufelone, an isoform-selective antiinflammatory di-tert-butyl phenol. Biochemistry. 2001 Jun 26;40(25):7736-45.
  2. Ye X, et al. Darbufelone, a novel anti-inflammatory drug, induces growth inhibition of lung cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2010 Jul;66(2):277-85.

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