Imatinib mesylate

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Cat.No. 5906 - Imatinib mesylate | C29H31N7O.CH4O3S | CAS No. 220127-57-1
Description: Potent and selective v-Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor; also inhibits PDGFR and c-kit
Alternative Names: Gleevec, CGP 57148B
Chemical Name: 4-[(4-Methyl-1-piperazinyl)methyl]-N-[4-methyl-3-[[4-(3-pyridinyl)-2-pyrimidinyl]amino]phenyl]benzamide methanesulfonate
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Potent and selective v-Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor (IC50 = 38 nM). Also inhibits PDGFR and c-kit. Exhibits selectivity for v-Abl over a panel of other tyrosine and serine/threonine protein kinases. Selectively inhibits PDGF-stimulated growth of v-abl-transformed PB-3 cells and v-sis-transformed BALB/c 3T3 cells in vitro. Exhibits antitumor effects in mice bearing AMuLV or BABL/c 3T3 v-sis cells.

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Technical Data

M. Wt 589.71
Formula C29H31N7O.CH4O3S
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 220127-57-1
PubChem ID 123596
Smiles CS(O)(=O)=O.CN1CCN(CC1)CC2=CC=C(C(NC3=CC=C(C(NC4=NC=CC(C5=CN=CC=C5)=N4)=C3)C)=O)C=C2

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 58.97 100
water 58.97 100

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 589.71. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent 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 1.7 mL 8.48 mL 16.96 mL
5 mM 0.34 mL 1.7 mL 3.39 mL
10 mM 0.17 mL 0.85 mL 1.7 mL
50 mM 0.03 mL 0.17 mL 0.34 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Buchdunger et al (1996) Inhibition of the Abl protein-tyrosine kinase in vitro and in vivo by a 2-phenylaminopyrimidine derivative. Cancer Res. 56 100 PMID: 8548747

Juurikivi et al (2005) Inhibition of c-kit tyrosine kinase by imatinib mesylate induces apoptosis in mast cells in rheumatoid synovia: a potential approach to the treatment of arthritis. Ann.Rheum.Dis. 64 1126 PMID: 16014680

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