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KSR-dependent MAPK modulator
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APS-2-79 is a KSR-dependent MAPK modulator.

Kinase suppressor of Ras (KSR), a MAPK scaffold, is subject to allosteric regulation via dimerization with RAF. Targeting of KSR has important therapeutic implications for cancer, however, testing this hypothesis is difficult due to the lack of small-molecule KSR antagonists.

In vitro: APS-2-79 was found to be able to suppress KSR-stimulated MEK and ERK phosphorylation. This MAPK signalling suppression caused by APS-2-79 was dependent on direct targeting of KSR as an active site mutant, which had been demonstrated to stimulate KSR-based MAPK outputs independent of ATP-binding, which could significantly diminish the activity of APS-2-79. Moreover, the KSR-stimulated MEK phosphorylation caused by RAF was reduced by the addition of APS-2-79 markedly. In addition, APS-2-79 was no effetive when KSR was absent or when the KSR2(A690F) mutant was used for in vitro assays, indicating that the activity of APS-2-79 was from direct targeting of KSR. However, APS-2-79 was found to lack direct activity against the highly homologous active RAF family kinases, such as recombinant BRAF and CRAF, or cellular BRAF(V600E) [1].

In vivo: So far, there is no animal in vivo data reported.

Clinical trial: Up to now, APS-2-79 is still in the preclinical development stage.

[1] Dhawan NS, Scopton AP, Dar AC.  Small molecule stabilization of the KSR inactive state antagonizes oncogenic Ras signalling. Nature. 2016 Sep 1;537(7618):112-116.

Chemical Properties

StorageStore at -20°C
Cas No.2002381-31-7
SolubilitySoluble in DMSO
Chemical Name6,7-dimethoxy-N-(2-methyl-4-phenoxyphenyl)quinazolin-4-amine hydrochloride
SDFDownload SDF
Canonical SMILESCC1=CC(OC2=CC=CC=C2)=CC=C1NC3=C4C=C(OC)C(OC)=CC4=NC=N3.[H]Cl
Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.

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