ARQ 621 is a novel, allosteric,potent and selective inhibitor of Eg5. Eg5 is a member of the mitotickinesin superfamily which plays a key role in mitosis. Eg5 is essential for the dynamic organization of the mitotic spindle. Over-expression of Eg5 leads to genomic instability and tumor formation .
In vitro: In human liver microsomes, t1/2 of ARQ 621 was 53 min. The t1/2value of ARQ 621 in male and female mouse, rat, dog and monkey liver microsomes was 43, 53, 56, 53, 47, 44, 36, and 32 minutes, respectively . IC50value of ARQ 621 for CYP 1A2, 2C9, 2D6, 3A4, 2C19, and 2C8 was>20, >20, >20, 4.1, 4.0, and 15 µM, respectively. ARQ 621 showed anti-tumor activity with potencies in the low nanomolar range across a range of human solid and hematological malignanciescancer cell types such as colon, NSCLC, gastric, and hematologic cancer cell lines .
In vivo: Oral administration of ARQ 621 showed that the bioavailability of ARQ 621 was approximately 9% .
Clinical trial: ARQ 621 was currently being tested in a Phase I clinical trial in cancer patients. ARQ 621 (10 mg/m2/week) was administered weekly intravenously over 1-2 hours. Adverse events emerged in 95.9% patients. The main drug-related side-effects were fatigue, acute intravascular hemolysis, and abdominal pain. ARQ 621 appeared to be well tolerated at the weekly dose of 280mg/m2[2,3].
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|Storage||Store at -20°C|
|Solubility||Soluble in DMSO|
|Shipping Condition||Evaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request|
|General tips||For 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.|