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MedKoo CAT#: 561535

CAS#: 823828-18-8

Description: C188 is a STAT3 inhibitor. C188 is a cell-permeable naphthol compound that inhibits IL-6-stimulated STAT3 Tyr705 phosphorylation and nuclear translocation in HepG2 cells by targeting STAT3 SH2 domain peptide-binding pocket, while exhibiting little effect against IFN-γ-stimulated HepG2 cellular STAT1 phosphorylation.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 823828-18-8

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 561535
Name: C188
CAS#: 823828-18-8
Chemical Formula: C19H15NO7S2
Exact Mass: 433.029
Molecular Weight: 433.44
Elemental Analysis: C, 52.65; H, 3.49; N, 3.23; O, 25.84; S, 14.79

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Synonym: C188; C-188; C 188; STAT3-IN-C188; Cpd188; Cpd-188; Cpd 188;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4-(3-Carboxymethylsulfanyl-4-hydroxy-naphthalen-1-ylsulfamoyl)-benzoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C19H15NO7S2/c21-17(22)10-28-16-9-15(13-3-1-2-4-14(13)18(16)23)20-29(26,27)12-7-5-11(6-8-12)19(24)25/h1-9,20,23H,10H2,(H,21,22)(H,24,25)

SMILES Code: O=C(O)C1=CC=C(S(=O)(NC2=C3C=CC=CC3=C(O)C(SCC(O)=O)=C2)=O)C=C1

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

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

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 433.44 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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1: Pedroza M, To S, Assassi S, Wu M, Tweardy D, Agarwal SK. Role of STAT3 in skin fibrosis and transforming growth factor beta signalling. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2017 Sep 23. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex347. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29029263.

2: Akinfenwa PY, Bond WS, Ildefonso CJ, Hurwitz MY, Hurwitz RL. Versican G1 domain enhances adenoviral-mediated transgene expression and can be modulated by inhibitors of the Janus kinase (JAK)/STAT and Src family kinase pathways. J Biol Chem. 2017 Sep 1;292(35):14381-14390. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.773549. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 28684419; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5582833.

3: Jung KH, Yoo W, Stevenson HL, Deshpande D, Shen H, Gagea M, Yoo SY, Wang J, Eckols TK, Bharadwaj U, Tweardy DJ, Beretta L. Multifunctional Effects of a Small-Molecule STAT3 Inhibitor on NASH and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Mice. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Sep 15;23(18):5537-5546. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-2253. Epub 2017 May 22. PubMed PMID: 28533225.


10.0mg / USD 260.0