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MedKoo CAT#: 406144

CAS#: 362003-83-6

Description: NVP-231 is a potent, specific, and reversible CerK inhibitor that competitively inhibits binding of ceramide to CerK. NVP-231 is active in the low nanomolar range on purified as well as cellular CerK and abrogates phosphorylation of ceramide, resulting in decreased endogenous C1P levels. When combined with another ceramide metabolizing inhibitor, such as tamoxifen, NVP-231 synergistically increased ceramide levels and reduced cell growth. Therefore, NVP-231 represents a novel and promising compound for controlling ceramide metabolism that may provide insight into CerK physiological function.

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NVP231, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 406144
Name: NVP-231
CAS#: 362003-83-6
Chemical Formula: C25H25N3O2S
Exact Mass: 431.16675
Molecular Weight: 431.55
Elemental Analysis: C, 69.58; H, 5.84; N, 9.74; O, 7.41; S, 7.43

Synonym: NVP231; NVP 231; NVP-231

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N -[2-(Benzoylamino)-6-benzothiazolyl]tricyclo[,7]decane-1-carboxamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C25H25N3O2S/c29-22(18-4-2-1-3-5-18)28-24-27-20-7-6-19(11-21(20)31-24)26-23(30)25-12-15-8-16(13-25)10-17(9-15)14-25/h1-7,11,15-17H,8-10,12-14H2,(H,26,30)(H,27,28,29)

SMILES Code: O=C(C1(C2)C[C@H]3C[C@@H]2C[C@H](C3)C1)NC4=CC=C5N=C(NC(C6=CC=CC=C6)=O)SC5=C4

Technical Data

White to off-white solid powder

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

Certificate of Analysis:

Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

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).

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).

Harmonized System Code:

Additional Information



1: Pastukhov O, Schwalm S, Zangemeister-Wittke U, Fabbro D, Bornancin F, Japtok L, Kleuser B, Pfeilschifter J, Huwiler A. The ceramide kinase inhibitor NVP-231 inhibits breast and lung cancer cell proliferation by inducing M phase arrest and subsequent cell death. Br J Pharmacol. 2014 Dec;171(24):5829-44. doi: 10.1111/bph.12886. PubMed PMID: 25134723; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4290720.

2: Pastukhov O, Schwalm S, Römer I, Zangemeister-Wittke U, Pfeilschifter J, Huwiler A. Ceramide kinase contributes to proliferation but not to prostaglandin E2 formation in renal mesangial cells and fibroblasts. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2014;34(1):119-33. doi: 10.1159/000362989. Epub 2014 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 24977486.

3: Niwa S, Graf C, Bornancin F. Ceramide kinase deficiency impairs microendothelial cell angiogenesis in vitro. Microvasc Res. 2009 May;77(3):389-93. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2009.01.006. Epub 2009 Feb 6. PubMed PMID: 19323974.

4: Graf C, Rovina P, Bornancin F. A secondary assay for ceramide kinase inhibitors based on cell growth inhibition by short-chain ceramides. Anal Biochem. 2009 Jan 1;384(1):166-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ab.2008.09.008. Epub 2008 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 18831956.

5: Graf C, Klumpp M, Habig M, Rovina P, Billich A, Baumruker T, Oberhauser B, Bornancin F. Targeting ceramide metabolism with a potent and specific ceramide kinase inhibitor. Mol Pharmacol. 2008 Oct;74(4):925-32. doi: 10.1124/mol.108.048652. Epub 2008 Jul 8. PubMed PMID: 18612076.