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CAS#: 905854-02-6

Description: Tivantinib (ARQ-197) is an orally bioavailable small molecule inhibitor of c-Met with potential antineoplastic activity. c-Met inhibitor ARQ 197 binds to the c-Met protein and disrupts c-Met signal transduction pathways, which may induce cell death in tumor cells overexpressing c-Met protein or expressing consitutively activated c-Met protein. c-Met protein, the product of the proto-oncogene c-Met, is a receptor tyrosine kinase also known as hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR); this protein is overexpressed or mutated in many tumor cell types and plays key roles in tumor cell proliferation, survival, invasion, and metastasis, and tumor angiogenesis.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 905854-02-6

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 200283
Name: Tivantinib
CAS#: 905854-02-6
Chemical Formula: C23H19N3O2
Exact Mass: 369.14773
Molecular Weight: 369.41
Elemental Analysis: C, 74.78; H, 5.18; N, 11.37; O, 8.66

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Synonym: ARQ197; ARQ 197; ARQ-197; Tivantinib

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (3R,4R)-3-(5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrolo[3,2,1-ij]quinolin-1-yl)-4-(1H-indol-3-yl)pyrrolidine-2,5-dione


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C23H19N3O2/c27-22-19(16-11-24-18-9-2-1-7-14(16)18)20(23(28)25-22)17-12-26-10-4-6-13-5-3-8-15(17)21(13)26/h1-3,5,7-9,11-12,19-20,24H,4,6,10H2,(H,25,27,28)/t19-,20-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C([C@@H](C1=CN2CCCC3=C2C1=CC=C3)[C@@H]4C5=CNC6=C5C=CC=C6)NC4=O

Appearance: white 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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3: Remsing Rix LL, Kuenzi BM, Luo Y, Remily-Wood E, Kinose F, Wright G, Li J, Koomen JM, Haura EB, Lawrence HR, Rix U. GSK3 Alpha and Beta Are New Functionally Relevant Targets of Tivantinib in Lung Cancer Cells. ACS Chem Biol. 2013 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24215125.

4: Yamamoto N, Murakami H, Hayashi H, Fujisaka Y, Hirashima T, Takeda K, Satouchi M, Miyoshi K, Akinaga S, Takahashi T, Nakagawa K. CYP2C19 genotype-based phase I studies of a c-Met inhibitor tivantinib in combination with erlotinib, in advanced/metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. Br J Cancer. 2013 Nov 26;109(11):2803-9. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2013.588. Epub 2013 Oct 29. PubMed PMID: 24169346; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3844902.

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10: Feldman DR, Einhorn LH, Quinn DI, Loriot Y, Joffe JK, Vaughn DJ, Fléchon A, Hajdenberg J, Halim AB, Zahir H, Motzer RJ. A phase 2 multicenter study of tivantinib (ARQ 197) monotherapy in patients with relapsed or refractory germ cell tumors. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Aug;31(4):1016-22. doi: 10.1007/s10637-013-9934-y. Epub 2013 Feb 17. PubMed PMID: 23417696.

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18: Goldman JW, Laux I, Chai F, Savage RE, Ferrari D, Garmey EG, Just RG, Rosen LS. Phase 1 dose-escalation trial evaluating the combination of the selective MET (mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor) inhibitor tivantinib (ARQ 197) plus erlotinib. Cancer. 2012 Dec 1;118(23):5903-11. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27575. Epub 2012 May 17. PubMed PMID: 22605616.

19: Scagliotti GV, Novello S, Schiller JH, Hirsh V, Sequist LV, Soria JC, von Pawel J, Schwartz B, Von Roemeling R, Sandler AB. Rationale and design of MARQUEE: a phase III, randomized, double-blind study of tivantinib plus erlotinib versus placebo plus erlotinib in previously treated patients with locally advanced or metastatic, nonsquamous, non-small-cell lung cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2012 Sep;13(5):391-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2012.01.003. Epub 2012 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 22440336.

20: Previdi S, Abbadessa G, Dalò F, France DS, Broggini M. Breast cancer-derived bone metastasis can be effectively reduced through specific c-MET inhibitor tivantinib (ARQ 197) and shRNA c-MET knockdown. Mol Cancer Ther. 2012 Jan;11(1):214-23. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-11-0277. Epub 2011 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 22027690.s