Catalog No.S1590

TWS119 Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 318.33

TWS119 is a GSK-3β inhibitor with IC50 of 30 nM in a cell-free assay; capable of inducing neuronal differentiation and may be useful to stem cell biology.

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    Fig.6. TWS119 enhanced the cellular expression of ADRP by  inhibiting GSK-3β activity. A:  GSK-3β kinase activity was evaluated in HKC cells in the control group and the TWS119-treated group. *Indicates   P < 0.05 vs. control  group. B: Western blotting analysis was used to clarify the effect  of 10 μM TWS119  on SREBP-1 expression (mean values±SD,  n = 6).  *Indicates P < 0.05 vs. blank control group. C: Immunofluorescence was applied to detect the   expression of ADRP in the control and TWS119-treated HKC cells.

    Int J Biochem Cell Biol 2013 45(9), 2066-75. TWS119 purchased from Selleck.

    Lysates of HCT116p53KO cells were harvested 24 hs after treatment with different GSK3 inhibitors and GSK3A/B activation/inactivation checked by western blot: a mix of pSer21-GSK3A and pSer9-GSK3B antibodies and antibody cross-reacting with both pTyr279-GSK3A and pTyr216-GSK3B were used to assess the specificity of the inhibitor for GSK3A. BIO: 6-bromoindirubin-3'-oxime, TWS: TWS119, SB2: SB216763, SB4: SB415286.

    PLoS One 2014 9(7), e100947. TWS119 purchased from Selleck.

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Description TWS119 is a GSK-3β inhibitor with IC50 of 30 nM in a cell-free assay; capable of inducing neuronal differentiation and may be useful to stem cell biology.
GSK-3β [1]
(Cell-free assay)
30 nM
In vitro

Treatment of a monolayer of P19 cells with 1 μM TWS119 causes 30–40% cells to differentiate specifically into neuronal lineages based on counting of TuJ1 positive cells with correct neuronal morphology (up to 60% neuronal differentiation occurred through the standard EB formation protocol with concomitant TWS119 treatment). TWS119 tightly binds to GSK-3β (K D = 126 nM) which is quantified by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and further demonstrates an IC50 of 30 nM. [1] TWS119 is found to potently induces neuronal differentiation in both mouse embryonal carcinoma and ES cells. [2] TWS119 treatment towards hepatic stellate cells (HSC) leads to reduced b-catenin phosphorylation, induces nuclear translocation of b-catenin, elevates glutamine synthetase production, impedes synthesis of smooth muscle actin and Wnt5a, but promotes the expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein, Wnt10b, and paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 2c. [3] TWS119 triggers a rapid accumulation of β-catenin (mean 6.8 -fold increase by densitometry), augments nuclear protein interaction with oligonucleotide containing the DNA sequences to which Tcf and Lef bind and sharply up-regulates the expression of Tcf7, Lef1 and other Wnt target genes including Jun, Ezd7 (encoding Frizzled-7), Nlk (encoding Nemo-like kinase). TWS119 induces a dose-dependent decrease in T cell-specific killing and IFN-g release associated with the preservation of the ability to produce IL-2. [4] A recent study indicates Wnt signaling is induced in polyclonally activated human T cells by treatment with TWS119. These T cells preserve a native CD45RA(+)CD62L(+) phenotype compared with control-activated T cells that progresses to a CD45RO(+)CD62L(-) effector phenotype and this occurs in a TWS119 dose-dependent manner. TWS119-induced Wnt signaling reduces T cell expansion as a result of a block in cell division, and impairs acquisition of T cell effector function as measured by degranulation and IFN-γ production in response to T cell activation. The block in T cell division may be attributed to reduced IL-2Rα expression in TWS119-treated T cells that lowers their capacity to use autocrine IL-2 for expansion. [5]

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Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID
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In vivo A cell population that expressed low levels of CD44 and high levels of CD62L on the cell surface when 30 mg/kg of TWS119 is administered. [4]


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  • Animal Models: Pmel-1 TCR-transgenic mice and pmel-1 ly5.1 double-transgenic mice and pmel-1 Thy1.1 double-transgenic mice
  • Formulation: TWS119 is dissolved in DMSO.
  • Dosages: 30 mg/kg
  • Administration: Intraperitoneal injection
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Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 64 mg/mL (201.04 mM)
Water Insoluble
Ethanol Insoluble
In vivo Add solvents individually and in order:
1% DMSO+30% polyethylene glycol+1% Tween 80
30 mg/mL

* Please note that Selleck tests the solubility of all compounds in-house, and the actual solubility may differ slightly from published values. This is normal and is due to slight batch-to-batch variations.

Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 318.33


CAS No. 601514-19-6
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms N/A

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Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID