MEK (Mitogen-activated Protein Kinase Kinase)

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Research Area

Inhibitory Selectivity

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Notes:
2. For more details, such as half maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC50s) and working concentrations of each inhibitor, please click on the link of the inhibitor of interest.
3. "+" indicates inhibitory effect. Increased inhibition is marked by a higher "+" designation.
4. Orange "√" refers to compounds which do inhibitory effects on the related isoform, but without specific value.

Isoform-specific Inhibitors

Catalog No. Information Product Use Citations Product Validations
S1008

Selumetinib (AZD6244)

Selumetinib (AZD6244) is a potent, highly selective MEK1 inhibitor with IC50 of 14 nM in cell-free assays, also inhibits ERK1/2 phosphorylation with IC50 of 10 nM, no inhibition to p38α, MKK6, EGFR, ErbB2, ERK2, B-Raf, etc. Phase 3.

S1036

PD0325901

PD0325901 is a selective and non ATP-competitive MEK inhibitor with IC50 of 0.33 nM in cell-free assays, roughly 500-fold more potent than CI-1040 on phosphorylation of ERK1 and ERK2. Phase 2.

S2673

Trametinib (GSK1120212)

Trametinib (GSK1120212) is a highly specific and potent MEK1/2 inhibitor with IC50 of 0.92 nM/1.8 nM in cell-free assays, no inhibition of the kinase activities of c-Raf, B-Raf, ERK1/2.

S1102

U0126-EtOH

U0126-EtOH is a highly selective inhibitor of MEK1/2 with IC50 of 0.07 μM/0.06 μM in cell-free assays, 100-fold higher affinity for ΔN3-S218E/S222D MEK than PD98059.

S1020

PD184352 (CI-1040)

PD184352 (CI-1040) is an ATP non-competitive MEK1/2 inhibitor with IC50 of 17 nM in cell-based assays, 100-fold more selective for MEK1/2 than MEK5. Phase 2.

S1177

PD98059

PD98059 is a non-ATP competitive MEK inhibitor with IC50 of 2 μM in a cell-free assay, specifically inhibits MEK-1-mediated activation of MAPK; does not directly inhibit ERK1 or ERK2.

S1531

BIX 02189

BIX02189 is a selective inhibitor of MEK5 with IC50 of 1.5 nM, also inhibits ERK5 catalytic activity with IC50 of 59 nM in cell-free assays, and does not inhibit closely related kinases MEK1, MEK2, ERK2, and JNK2.

S1475

Pimasertib (AS-703026)

Pimasertib (AS-703026) is a highly selective, potent, ATP non-competitive allosteric inhibitor of MEK1/2 with IC50 of 5 nM-2 μM in MM cell lines. Phase 2.

S1530

BIX 02188

BIX02188 is a selective inhibitor of MEK5 with IC50 of 4.3 nM, also inhibits ERK5 catalytic activity with IC50 of 810 nM, and does not inhibit closely related kinases MEK1, MEK2, ERK2, and JNK2.

S2617

TAK-733

TAK-733 is a potent and selective MEK allosteric site inhibitor for MEK1 with IC50 of 3.2 nM, inactive to Abl1, AKT3, c-RAF, CamK1, CDK2, c-Met, etc. Phase 1.

S2134

AZD8330

AZD8330 is a novel, selective, non-ATP competitive MEK 1/2 inhibitor with IC50 of 7 nM. Phase 1.

S7007

Binimetinib (MEK162, ARRY-162, ARRY-438162)

Binimetinib (MEK162, ARRY-162, ARRY-438162) is a potent inhibitor of MEK1/2 with IC50 of 12 nM in a cell-free assay. Phase 3.

S1568

PD318088

PD318088 is a non-ATP competitive allosteric MEK1/2 inhibitor, binds simultaneously with ATP in a region of the MEK1 active site that is adjacent to the ATP-binding site.

S2310

Honokiol

Honokiol is the active principle of magnolia extract that inhibits Akt-phosphorylation and promotes ERK1/2 phosphorylation. Phase 3.

S1066

SL-327

SL327 is a selective inhibitor for MEK1/2 with IC50 of 0.18 μM/ 0.22 μM, no activity towards Erk1, MKK3, MKK4, c-JUN, PKC, PKA, or CamKII;capable of transport through the blood-brain barrier.

S1089

Refametinib (RDEA119, Bay 86-9766)

Refametinib (RDEA119, Bay 86-9766) is a potent, ATP non-competitive and highly selective inhibitor of MEK1 and MEK2 with IC50 of 19 nM and 47 nM, respectively.

S7843

BI-847325

BI-847325 is an orally bioavailable, and selective dual MEK/Aurora kinase inhibitor with IC50 of 3 nM, 25 nM, 15 nM, 25 nM, and 4 nM for Xenopus laevis Aurora B, human Aurora A and Aurora C, as well as human MEK1 and MEK2, respectively. Phase 1.

S8041

Cobimetinib (GDC-0973, RG7420)

Cobimetinib (GDC-0973, RG7420) is a potent and highly selective MEK1 inhibitor with IC50 of 4.2 nM. Phase 3.

S7553

GDC-0623

GDC-0623 is a potent and ATP-uncompetitive MEK1 inhibitor with Ki of 0.13 nM. Phase 1.

S8355New

APS-2-79

APS-2-79 is a MAPK antagonist that modulating KSR-dependent MAPK signalling by antagonizing RAF heterodimerization as well as the conformational changes required for phosphorylation and activation of KSR-bound MEK.

Catalog No. Information Product Use Citations Product Validations
S1008

Selumetinib (AZD6244)

Selumetinib (AZD6244) is a potent, highly selective MEK1 inhibitor with IC50 of 14 nM in cell-free assays, also inhibits ERK1/2 phosphorylation with IC50 of 10 nM, no inhibition to p38α, MKK6, EGFR, ErbB2, ERK2, B-Raf, etc. Phase 3.

S1036

PD0325901

PD0325901 is a selective and non ATP-competitive MEK inhibitor with IC50 of 0.33 nM in cell-free assays, roughly 500-fold more potent than CI-1040 on phosphorylation of ERK1 and ERK2. Phase 2.

S2673

Trametinib (GSK1120212)

Trametinib (GSK1120212) is a highly specific and potent MEK1/2 inhibitor with IC50 of 0.92 nM/1.8 nM in cell-free assays, no inhibition of the kinase activities of c-Raf, B-Raf, ERK1/2.

S1102

U0126-EtOH

U0126-EtOH is a highly selective inhibitor of MEK1/2 with IC50 of 0.07 μM/0.06 μM in cell-free assays, 100-fold higher affinity for ΔN3-S218E/S222D MEK than PD98059.

S1020

PD184352 (CI-1040)

PD184352 (CI-1040) is an ATP non-competitive MEK1/2 inhibitor with IC50 of 17 nM in cell-based assays, 100-fold more selective for MEK1/2 than MEK5. Phase 2.

S1177

PD98059

PD98059 is a non-ATP competitive MEK inhibitor with IC50 of 2 μM in a cell-free assay, specifically inhibits MEK-1-mediated activation of MAPK; does not directly inhibit ERK1 or ERK2.

S1531

BIX 02189

BIX02189 is a selective inhibitor of MEK5 with IC50 of 1.5 nM, also inhibits ERK5 catalytic activity with IC50 of 59 nM in cell-free assays, and does not inhibit closely related kinases MEK1, MEK2, ERK2, and JNK2.

S1475

Pimasertib (AS-703026)

Pimasertib (AS-703026) is a highly selective, potent, ATP non-competitive allosteric inhibitor of MEK1/2 with IC50 of 5 nM-2 μM in MM cell lines. Phase 2.

S1530

BIX 02188

BIX02188 is a selective inhibitor of MEK5 with IC50 of 4.3 nM, also inhibits ERK5 catalytic activity with IC50 of 810 nM, and does not inhibit closely related kinases MEK1, MEK2, ERK2, and JNK2.

S2617

TAK-733

TAK-733 is a potent and selective MEK allosteric site inhibitor for MEK1 with IC50 of 3.2 nM, inactive to Abl1, AKT3, c-RAF, CamK1, CDK2, c-Met, etc. Phase 1.

S2134

AZD8330

AZD8330 is a novel, selective, non-ATP competitive MEK 1/2 inhibitor with IC50 of 7 nM. Phase 1.

S7007

Binimetinib (MEK162, ARRY-162, ARRY-438162)

Binimetinib (MEK162, ARRY-162, ARRY-438162) is a potent inhibitor of MEK1/2 with IC50 of 12 nM in a cell-free assay. Phase 3.

S1568

PD318088

PD318088 is a non-ATP competitive allosteric MEK1/2 inhibitor, binds simultaneously with ATP in a region of the MEK1 active site that is adjacent to the ATP-binding site.

S2310

Honokiol

Honokiol is the active principle of magnolia extract that inhibits Akt-phosphorylation and promotes ERK1/2 phosphorylation. Phase 3.

S1066

SL-327

SL327 is a selective inhibitor for MEK1/2 with IC50 of 0.18 μM/ 0.22 μM, no activity towards Erk1, MKK3, MKK4, c-JUN, PKC, PKA, or CamKII;capable of transport through the blood-brain barrier.

S1089

Refametinib (RDEA119, Bay 86-9766)

Refametinib (RDEA119, Bay 86-9766) is a potent, ATP non-competitive and highly selective inhibitor of MEK1 and MEK2 with IC50 of 19 nM and 47 nM, respectively.

S7843

BI-847325

BI-847325 is an orally bioavailable, and selective dual MEK/Aurora kinase inhibitor with IC50 of 3 nM, 25 nM, 15 nM, 25 nM, and 4 nM for Xenopus laevis Aurora B, human Aurora A and Aurora C, as well as human MEK1 and MEK2, respectively. Phase 1.

S8041

Cobimetinib (GDC-0973, RG7420)

Cobimetinib (GDC-0973, RG7420) is a potent and highly selective MEK1 inhibitor with IC50 of 4.2 nM. Phase 3.

S7553

GDC-0623

GDC-0623 is a potent and ATP-uncompetitive MEK1 inhibitor with Ki of 0.13 nM. Phase 1.

Catalog No. Information Product Use Citations Product Validations
S8355New

APS-2-79

APS-2-79 is a MAPK antagonist that modulating KSR-dependent MAPK signalling by antagonizing RAF heterodimerization as well as the conformational changes required for phosphorylation and activation of KSR-bound MEK.

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