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Takinib is a selective TAK1 inhibitor that induces apoptosis following TNF-α stimulation in cell models of rheumatoid arthritis and metastatic breast cancer. Takinib is an inhibitor of autophosphorylated and non-phosphorylated TAK1 that binds within the ATP-binding pocket and inhibits by slowing down the rate-limiting step of TAK1 activation.

Product information

CAS Number: 1111556-37-6

Molecular Weight: 322.36

Formula: C18H18N4O2





EDHS 206

Chemical Name: 3-N-(1-Propylbenzimidazol-2-yl)benzene-1,3-dicarboxamide

Smiles: CCCN1C(NC(=O)C2=CC(=CC=C2)C(N)=O)=NC2=CC=CC=C12


InChi: InChI=1S/C18H18N4O2/c1-2-10-22-15-9-4-3-8-14(15)20-18(22)21-17(24)13-7-5-6-12(11-13)16(19)23/h3-9,11H,2,10H2,1H3,(H2,19,23)(H,20,21,24)

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:

At 10 mM, Takinib shows significant inhibitory activity (<10% enzyme activity after exposure) on six serine/threonine kinases, including TAK1, IRAK4, IRAK1, GCK, CLK2, and MINK1. Analysis reveals that increasing concentrations of Takinib leads to a decrease in Vmax while maintaining KM. When the enzyme is activated with 5 mM ATP for 3 hr, the same Vmax is reached for 0, 10, 50, and 100 nM Takinib, and KM increases for these concentrations, which implies that Takinib is an ATP-competitive inhibitor if TAK1 is ATP activated. Importantly, results show that Takinib inhibits the function of both activated and un-activated TAK1 with identical potency. TNF-α stimulation in the presence of Takinib induces caspase activity in MDA-MB-231 cells in a dose-dependent manner, whereas unstimulated cells do not upregulate caspase activity. Takinib reduces phosphorylation significantly but does not influence total protein levels. Takinib inhibits phosphorylation of IKK, MAPK 8/9, and c-Jun in a dose-dependent manner. Takinib shows an almost complete inhibition of IL-6 secretion at micromolar concentrations following 24 hr of treatment in the presence of TNF-α.


  1. Totzke J, Gurbani D, Raphemot R, Hughes PF, Bodoor K, Carlson DA, Loiselle DR, Bera AK, Eibschutz LS, Perkins MM, Eubanks AL, Campbell PL, Fox DA, Westover KD, Haystead TAJ, Derbyshire ER. Takinib, a Selective TAK1 Inhibitor, Broadens the Therapeutic Efficacy of TNF-α Inhibition for Cancer and Autoimmune Disease. Cell Chem Biol. 2017 Aug 17;24(8):1029-1039.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2017.07.011. PubMed PMID: 28820959; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5576570.

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