Ro 31-8220 mesylate

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M6793-2 2mg solid $114
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Ro 31-8220 is a PKC-inhibitor, which inhibits stimulated fluid pinocytosis of human PMNs induced by the PKC-activators phorbol myristate acetate (PMA, IC50 = 1.35 x 10(-6) M) or diacylglycerols (OAG, diC8) by 95%. Ro-31-8220 showed the apoptotic effect on HL-60 cells, which was mediated by a well-characterized transduction process of apoptotic signals: i.e., mitochondrial cytochrome c efflux and the activation of caspase-3 in the cytosol. Moreover, the ability of Ro-31-8220 to induce apoptotic activation was completely inhibited by the over-expression of the apoptotic suppressor gene, Bcl-2, in the cells.


Chemical Formula: C26H27N5O5S2


Molecular Weight: 553.652


Elemental Analysis: C, 56.40; H, 4.92; N, 12.65; O, 14.45; S, 11.58


Related CAS #: 138489-18-6 (mesylate)   125314-64-9 (free base)    





RO31-8220 mesylate

Bisindolylmaleimide IX



Chemical Name:

3-(3-(4-(1-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-2,5-dioxo-2,5-dihydro-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-1H-indol-1-yl)propyl carbamimidothioate methanesulfonate


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Appearance: Yellow to orange solid powder

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

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001


In Vitro:

Ro 31-8220 mesylate is a potent PKC inhibitor, with IC50s of 5, 24, 14, 27, 24 and 23 nM for PKCα, PKCβI, PKCβII, PKCγ, PKCε and rat brain PKC, respectively. Ro 31-8220 also significantly inhibits MAPKAP-K1b, MSK1, S6K1 and GSK3β (IC50s, 3, 8, 15, and 38 nM, respectively), with no effect on MKK3, MKK4, MKK6 and MKK7. Moreover, Ro 31-8220 directly suppresses voltage-dependent Na+ channels. Ro 31-8220 (1 μM) is neuroprotective against paraoxon-induced neuronal cell death in cerebellar granule neurons, blocks paraoxon-induced caspase-3 activity, and reduces the paraoxon-induced increase in phospho-PKC pan levels.



In Vivo

Ro 31-8220 (6 mg/kg/d, s.c.) is well tolerated, and has half-life of 5.7 hours in mice. Ro 31-8220-treated MLP−/− mice show a dramatic rescue in fractional shortening after treatment for 6 weeks, but the WT mice shows no change.





  1. Kim SY, Kim S, Kim JM, Jho EH, Park S, Oh D, Yun-Choi HS. PKC inhibitors RO 31-8220 and Gö 6983 enhance epinephrine-induced platelet aggregation in catecholamine hypo-responsive platelets by enhancing Akt phosphorylation. BMB Rep. 2011 Feb;44(2):140-5. doi: 10.5483/BMBRep.2011.44.2.140. PubMed PMID: 21345315.


  1. Marmy-Conus N, Hannan KM, Pearson RB. Ro 31-6045, the inactive analogue of the protein kinase C inhibitor Ro 31-8220, blocks in vivo activation of p70(s6k)/p85(s6k): implications for the analysis of S6K signalling. FEBS Lett. 2002 May 22;519(1-3):135-40. PubMed PMID: 12023032.


  1. Chepurny OG, Hussain MA, Holz GG. Exendin-4 as a stimulator of rat insulin I gene promoter activity via bZIP/CRE interactions sensitive to serine/threonine protein kinase inhibitor Ro 31-8220. Endocrinology. 2002 Jun;143(6):2303-13. PubMed PMID: 12021195; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3500996.


  1. Han Z, Pantazis P, Lange TS, Wyche JH, Hendrickson EA. The staurosporine analog, Ro-31-8220, induces apoptosis independently of its ability to inhibit protein kinase C. Cell Death Differ. 2000 Jun;7(6):521-30. PubMed PMID: 10822275.


  1. Zhou B, Zhang JP, Hu ZL, Tan YX, Qian DH. Ro 31-8220 inhibits release of interleukin-1 and interleukin-6 from mouse peritoneal macrophages induced by fibrin fibrinogen degradation products. Zhongguo Yao Li Xue Bao. 1999 May;20(5):449-51. PubMed PMID: 10678095.


  1. Lingameneni R, Vysotskaya TN, Duch DS, Hemmings HC Jr. Inhibition of voltage-dependent sodium channels by Ro 31-8220, a 'specific' protein kinase C inhibitor. FEBS Lett. 2000 May 12;473(2):265-8. PubMed PMID: 10812087.


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