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CAS#: 885325-71-3

Description: MK-8745 is a novel Aurora-A specific inhibitor. MK8745 induced apoptotic cell death in a p53-dependent manner when tested in vitro in cell lines of multiple lineages. Exposure of p53 wild-type cells to MK8745 resulted in the induction of p53 phosphorylation (ser15) and an increase in p53 protein expression. p53-dependent apoptosis by MK8745 was further confirmed in HCT 116 p53(-/-) cells transfected with wild-type p53. (source: Cell Cycle. 2012 Feb 15;11(4):807-17. )

Chemical Structure

CAS# 885325-71-3

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 406251
Name: MK-8745
CAS#: 885325-71-3
Chemical Formula: C20H19ClFN5OS
Exact Mass: 431.09829
Molecular Weight: 431.91416
Elemental Analysis: C, 55.62; H, 4.43; Cl, 8.21; F, 4.40; N, 16.21; O, 3.70; S, 7.42

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Synonym: MK-8745; MK 8745; MK8745.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (3-chloro-2-fluorophenyl)(4-((6-(thiazol-2-ylamino)pyridin-2-yl)methyl)piperazin-1-yl)methanone.


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H19ClFN5OS/c21-16-5-2-4-15(18(16)22)19(28)27-10-8-26(9-11-27)13-14-3-1-6-17(24-14)25-20-23-7-12-29-20/h1-7,12H,8-11,13H2,(H,23,24,25)


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

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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: Shionome Y, Yan L, Liu S, Saeki T, Ouchi T. Integrity of p53 associated pathways determines induction of apoptosis of tumor cells resistant to Aurora-A kinase inhibitors. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e55457. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055457. Epub 2013 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 23383195; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3561291.

2: Nair JS, Ho AL, Schwartz GK. The induction of polyploidy or apoptosis by the Aurora A kinase inhibitor MK8745 is p53-dependent. Cell Cycle. 2012 Feb 15;11(4):807-17. doi: 10.4161/cc.11.4.19323. Epub 2012 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 22293494; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3318110.

3: Chowdhury A, Chowdhury S, Tsai MY. A novel Aurora kinase A inhibitor MK-8745 predicts TPX2 as a therapeutic biomarker in non-Hodgkin lymphoma cell lines. Leuk Lymphoma. 2012 Mar;53(3):462-71. doi: 10.3109/10428194.2011.619018. Epub 2011 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 21879811.


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