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PHA-848125 CDK inhibitor,potent and ATP-competitive

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Biological Activity

Description Milciclib (PHA-848125) is a potent, ATP-competitive inhibitor of CDK with an IC50 value of 45 nM for CDK2.
Targets CDK2/CyclinA TrkA CDK7/CyclinH CDK4/CyclinD1 CDK5/p35  
IC50 45 nM 53 nM 150 nM 160 nM 265 nM  


Cell experiment [1,2]:

Cell lines

GL-Mel cells

Preparation method

The solubility of this compound in DMSO is > 23.1 mg/mL. General tips for obtaining a higher concentration: Please warm the tube at 37 ℃ for 10 minutes and/or shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while. Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.

Reacting condition

0.156 or 0.625 μM, 72 hours


Exposure of GL-Mel cells to 0.156 μM PHA-848125 induced a moderate increase in the G1 fraction with no significant changes concerning the S and the G2/M fractions. Treatment with 0.625 μM PHA-848125 caused instead a marked accumulation of the cells in the G1 phase, accompanied by a concomitant strong reduction of the percentage of cells in the S and G2/M phases. PHA-848125 slightly up-regulated the expression of p53 in GL-Mel cells. PHA-848125 showed antiproliferative activity against a panel of 145 tumor cell lines established from different solid tumors and a further 44 cell lines derived from leukemias and lymphomas.

Animal experiment [2,3]:

Animal models

K-Ras(G12D)LA2 mice, human ovarian carcinoma A2780 xenografted mouse model, human xenograft tumors s.c. implanted in athymic mice

Dosage form

Oral administration, 40 mg/kg twice daily for 10 days


In the preclinical xenograft A2780 human ovarian carcinoma model, PHA-848125 showed good efficacy and was well tolerated upon repeated daily treatments. Treatment of K-Ras(G12D)LA2 mice with PHA-848125 (40 mg/kg twice daily for 10 days) resulted in significant tumor growth inhibition at the end of the treatment. PHA-848125 (40 mg/kg orally twice a day × 5 days, repeated for four cycles) significantly increased survival time in two models of human primary disseminated leukemias.

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[1]. Caporali S, Alvino E, Starace G, et al. The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor PHA-848125 suppresses the in vitro growth of human melanomas sensitive or resistant to temozolomide, and shows synergistic effects in combination with this triazene compound[J]. Pharmacological research, 2010, 61(5): 437-448.

[2]. Albanese C, Alzani R, Amboldi N, et al. Dual targeting of CDK and tropomyosin receptor kinase families by the oral inhibitor PHA-848125, an agent with broad-spectrum antitumor efficacy[J]. Molecular cancer therapeutics, 2010, 9(8): 2243-2254.

[3]. Degrassi A, Russo M, Nanni C, et al. Efficacy of PHA-848125, a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, on the K-RasG12DLA2 lung adenocarcinoma transgenic mouse model: evaluation by multimodality imaging[J]. Molecular cancer therapeutics, 2010, 9(3): 673-681.

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Chemical Properties

Cas No. 802539-81-7 SDF Download SDF
Chemical Name N,1,4,4-tetramethyl-8-[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)anilino]-5H-pyrazolo[4,3-h]quinazoline-3-carboxamide
Canonical SMILES CC1(CC2=CN=C(N=C2C3=C1C(=NN3C)C(=O)NC)NC4=CC=C(C=C4)N5CCN(CC5)C)C
Formula C25H32N8O M.Wt 460.57
Solubility >23.1mg/mL in DMSO Storage Store at -20°C
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.


PHA-848125 is a potent and ATP-competitive Cdk2/cyclin A inhibitor with an IC50 value of 45 nM. PHA-848125 also inhibited Cdk7/cyclin H, Cdk4/cyclin D1, Cdk5/p35, Cdk2/cyclin E and Cdk1/cyclin B with less potency (IC50= 0.15 µM, 0.16 µM, 0.265 µM, 0.363 µM and 0.398 µM, respectively). [1]

CDK (cyclin-dependent kinase) is a group of serine/threonine kinases. It is activated by binding to cyclin and participates in the regulation of cell cycle.

In cells treated with PHA-848125, hyperphosphorylated form of CDK substrate—retinoblastoma protein (pRb) was reduced and hypophosporylated from of pRb was accumulated. It further indicated inhibition effect of PHA-848125 on CDK2 activity. [1]

In human ovarian A2780 xenogaft mouse model, 20, 30 and 40mg/kg of PHA-848125 were each administrated orally twice a day for 10 days. PHA-848125 inhibited A2780 tumor growth up to 91% at 40 mg/kg dose. [1]

1. Brasca MG, Amboldi N, Ballinari D et al.  Identification of N,1,4,4-tetramethyl-8-{[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)phenyl]amino}-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-h]quinazoline-3-carboxamide (PHA-848125), a potent, orally available cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor. J Med Chem. 2009 Aug 27;52(16):5152-63.