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Cas:1062368-24-4 (free base)

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LDN193189 is a highly potent small molecule BMP inhibitor with IC50 of 5 and 30 nM for ALK2 and ALK3, respectively. LDN193189 also inhibits BMP type I receptors ALK6 (TGFβ1/BMP signaling) and subsequent SMAD phosphorylation.


Chemical Formula: C25H22N6


Exact Mass: 406.19059


Molecular Weight: 406.48238
Elemental Analysis: C, 73.87; H, 5.46; N, 20.67
Related CAS #:
1062368-24-4 (free base)   
1062368-62-0 (HCl)   
1435934-00-1 (dihydrochloride)  
Chemical Name: 4-[6-(4-Piperazin-1-yl-phenyl)-pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidin-3-yl]-quinoline
InChi Key:
InChi Code: InChI=1S/C25H22N6/c1-2-4-24-22(3-1)21(9-10-27-24)23-16-29-31-17-19(15-28-25(23)31)18-5-7-20(8-6-18)30-13-11-26-12-14-30/h1-10,15-17,26H,11-14H2
Smiles Code:
Technical Data:
Appearance: 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:

LDN193189 inhibits BMP4-mediated Smad1, Smad5 and Smad8 activation with greater potency than did dorsomorphin (IC50=5 nM versus 470 nM) while retaining 200-fold selectivity for BMP signaling versus TGF-β signaling (IC50 for TGF-β ≥1,000 nM). LDN193189 efficiently inhibits transcriptional activity of the BMP type I receptors ALK2 and ALK3 (IC50=5 nM and 30 nM, respectively), and the TGF-β type I receptors ALK4, ALK5 and ALK7 (IC50≥500 nM) and increases selectivity for BMP signaling versus AMP-activated protein kinase, PDGFR and MAPK signaling pathways as compared to the parent compound. LDN-193189 blocks the transcriptional activity induced by either constitutively active ALK2R206H or ALK2Q207D mutant proteins. These findings suggest that LDN193189 might affect BMP-induced osteoblast differentiation. In fact, LDN193189 inhibits the induction of alkaline phosphatase activity in C2C12 cells by BMP4 even when administered 12 h after BMP stimulation, indicating sustained BMP signaling activity is needed for osteogenic differentiation.


In Vivo

In the first experiment, LDN193189 (3 mg/kg) is injected intraperitoneally twice a day after tumors became palpable 7 days post-implantation. The growth rates between the control vehicle- and LDN193189-treated mice are not significantly different after the first 5 weeks, but differences in the growth rates are detected after 6 and 7 weeks post-treatment. In the second experiment, cells are isolated from PCa-118b tumors and injected subcutaneously into SCID mice (1×106 cells per mouse). LDN193189 or vehicle is applied to mice 5 days post-tumor cell injection before tumors are palpable. The differences in the average growth rates between these two groups, as measured by tumor size, are significant at 6 and 7 weeks post-treatment. The tumor weights also show significant differences at the termination of the study at week 7. The X-ray of the tumors shows that the ectopic bone volume and bone density are reduced in the tumors of LDN193189-treated group compared to that of controls. Co-incubation of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) from the pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) rats with UK-92480 and LDN193189 completely inhibited the anti-proliferation and up-regulation of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMPR2) and Cx40 expression by the UK-92480.


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