MEK162 (ARRY-162) --- MEK Inhibitor

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M60080-5S 5mg solid $119
M60080-50S 50mg solid $690


MEK162 (ARRY-162) is a highly potent, selective, and orally bioavailable MEK inhibitor. It is a non-ATP competitive inhibitor of MEK1/2 (IC50 ~ 12 nM). It can inhibit pERK (IC50 ~11 nM) in cellular assays. At up to 20 µM it has no activity against a panel of 220 other kinases. MEK162 is especially potent at inhibiting cell proliferation of mutant B-Raf and Ras cell lines, such as HT29, Malme-3M, SK-MEL-2, COLO 205, SK-MEL-28 and A375 (IC50 from 30-250 nM). In vivo it has demonstrated efficacy in several xenograft tumor models in mice, including HT29, BxPC3, MIA PaCa2, A549, LoVo, Calu6, DU145 and COLO 205. In the HT29 and in the COLO 205 colon carcinoma models, dose-dependent inhibition of tumor growth (up to 75% TGI) was observed at doses ranging from 3 to 30 mg/kg, QD, PO for 21 days. Currently a phase I study of MEK162 in patients with biliary tract cancer is undergoing. MEK162 also shows inhibition of cytokine production such as IL-1, TNF and IL-6 in clinical trials for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Product information

CAS Number: 606143-89-9

Molecular Weight: 441.23

Formula: C17H15BrF2N4O3




Chemical Name: 5-((4-bromo-2-fluorophenyl)amino)-4-fluoro-N-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-1-methyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-6-carboxamide

Smiles: CN1C=NC2=C(F)C(NC3=CC=C(Br)C=C3F)=C(C=C12)C(=O)NOCCO


InChi: InChI=1S/C17H15BrF2N4O3/c1-24-8-21-16-13(24)7-10(17(26)23-27-5-4-25)15(14(16)20)22-12-3-2-9(18)6-11(12)19/h2-3,6-8,22,25H,4-5H2,1H3,(H,23,26)

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power.

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

Solubility: DMSO up to 100 mM

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:

MEK162 was used at 1 µM final concentration in vitro and in cellular assays.

In Vivo:

MEK162 was orally dosed to mice at 3-30 mg/kg once per day.


  1. Wallace Eli M, et al. Preparation of phenylaminobenzimidazolecarboxylates as mitogen activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) inhibitors. (2003) PCT Int. Appl., WO 2003077914.
  2. Richard Woessner, et al. ARRY-162, A Potent and Selective MEK 1/2 Inhibitor, Shows Enhanced Efficacy in Combination with Other Targeted Kinase Inhibitors and with Chemotherapy. (2012) Cancer Research: Abstract 2514, Volume 70, Issue 8, Supplement 1
  3. Patrice A. Lee, et al. Preclinical Development of ARRY-162, A Potent and Selective MEK 1/2 Inhibitor. (2012) Cancer Research: Abstract 2515, Volume 70, Issue 8, Supplement 1

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