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Istradefylline (KW-6002)Selective A2A receptor antagonist

Istradefylline (KW-6002)

Catalog No. A8454
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10mM (in 1mL DMSO) $120.00 In stock
5mg $80.00 In stock
10mg $130.00 In stock
25mg $260.00 In stock
50mg $470.00 In stock

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Chemical structure

Istradefylline (KW-6002)

Biological Activity

Description Istradefylline is a selective antagonist of adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) with a Ki value of 2.2 nM.
Targets A2AR          
IC50 2.2 nM          


Binding experiment [1]:

Binding assays

Competition analysis of [3H]-ZM241385 and [3H]-DPCPX binding to caudate-putamen membranes from male Lister hooded rats. [3H]-ZM241385 and [3H]-DPCPX binding at 0.3–0.5 nM were assessed in the presence of 1 U/ml adenosine deaminase in a final assay volume of 0.25 ml.

Animal experiment [1]:

Animal models

Lister hooded rats

Dosage form

4 mg/kg KW6002 by intraperitoneal administration


KW6002 has a role for tonic activation of A 2A adenosine receptors in reward-related phenomena. KW6002 increased dopamine overflow in the rat nucleus accumbens, and also elicited place preference and increased locomotor activity.

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[1] Harper LK, Beckett SR, Marsden CA, McCreary AC, Alexander SP. Effects of the A 2A adenosine receptor antagonist KW6002 in the nucleus accumbens in vitro and in vivo. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2006 Jan;83(1):114-21.

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Chemical Properties

Cas No. 155270-99-8 SDF Download SDF
Chemical Name 8-[(E)-2-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)ethenyl]-1,3-diethyl-7-methylpurine-2,6-dione
Canonical SMILES CCN1C2=C(C(=O)N(C1=O)CC)N(C(=N2)C=CC3=CC(=C(C=C3)OC)OC)C
Formula C20H24N4O4 M.Wt 384.43
Solubility >8.77mg/mL in DMSO Storage Store at -20°C
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KW-6002 is a selective adenosine A2A receptor antagonist, offering a novel mechanistic approach for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). A2A blockade will increase in GABAergic inhibition on the medium-sized neurons, leading to a net decrease in excessive activation of striatopallidal output.

In vitro: The affinity of KW-6002 for the A2AR is 70-fold greater than that for the A1 receptor. The binding affinities (Ki) of KW-6002 for human A1 receptor and A2A receptor are >287 nM and 9.12 nM, respectively [1].

In vivo: In MPTP neurotoxin model of PD in mice, KW-6002 significantly attenuated striatal dopamine depletion under various conditions. In addition, pretreatment with KW-6002 (3.3 mg/kg, i.p.) before a single dose of MPTP attenuated the partial dopamine and DOPAC depletions 1 week later [2].

Clinical trial: In a clinical study, the authors evaluated the safety and efficacy of KW-6002 40 mg as monotherapy for Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 176 patients. The primary efficacy outcome was changed from baseline to endpoint, while safe and well-tolerated, failed to show a significant improvement from placebo for this endpoint [1].

[1] Park A, Stacy M.  Istradefylline for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2012 Jan;13(1):111-4.
[2] Chen JF, Xu K, Petzer JP, Staal R, Xu YH, Beilstein M, Sonsalla PK, Castagnoli K, Castagnoli N Jr, Schwarzschild MA.  Neuroprotection by caffeine and A(2A) adenosine receptor inactivation in a model of Parkinson's disease. J Neurosci. 2001;21(10):RC143.