INK 128 (MLN0128)

Catalog No.S2811

INK 128 (MLN0128) Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 309.33

INK 128 (MLN0128) is a potent and selective mTOR inhibitor with IC50 of 1 nM in cell-free assays; >200-fold less potent to class I PI3K isoforms, superior in blocking mTORC1/2 and sensitive to pro-invasion genes (vs Rapamycin). Phase 1.

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  • Hep-2 (D) or SCC-9 (E) cells were treated with PI3K/Akt and mTOR dual inhibitor LY 294002 (LY, 1 umol/L), mTORC1 inhibitor rapamycin (0.5 umol/L), mTORC1/2 dual inhibitor AZD2014 (0.1 uM), INK-128 (0.1 uM) or AZD8055 (0.1 uM) for 72 h, cell viability was analyzed. The mean of three independent experiments performed in triplicate was shown. Statistical significance was analyzed by ANOVA. *p < 0.01 vs Control. **p < 0.01 vs. AZD8055 group.

    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2013 440(4), 701-6. INK 128 (MLN0128) purchased from Selleck.

    Antonino Maria Spart from University of Bologn. INK 128 (MLN0128) purchased from Selleck.


    Bone marrow derived macrophages were pre-treated with 1nM INK128 for 1h prior to LPS treatment (100 ng/ml).  TNF-a production was analyzed 24h later. 

    INK 128 (MLN0128) purchased from Selleck.

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Description INK 128 (MLN0128) is a potent and selective mTOR inhibitor with IC50 of 1 nM in cell-free assays; >200-fold less potent to class I PI3K isoforms, superior in blocking mTORC1/2 and sensitive to pro-invasion genes (vs Rapamycin). Phase 1.
mTOR [3]
(Cell-free assay)
mTOR [3]
(Cell-free assay)
PI3Kα [3]
(Cell-free assay)
PI3Kγ [3]
(Cell-free assay)
PI3Kδ [3]
(Cell-free assay)
1.4 nM(Ki) 1.4 nM(Ki) 219 nM 221 nM 230 nM
In vitro

INK 128 exhibits an enzymatic inhibition activity against mTOR and more than 100-fold selectivity to PI3K kinases. [1] As TORC1/2 inhibitor, INK 128 inhibits both the phosphorylation of S6 and 4EBP1, the downstream substrates of TORC1, and selectively inhibits AKT phosphorylation at Ser473, the downstream substrate of TORC2. Furthermore, INK 128 also shows potent inhibition effects on cell lines resistant to rapamycin and pan-PI3K inhibitors. [2]

Cell Data
Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID
PANC-1  NWfvcIFyS2WubDDWbYFjcWyrdImgRZN{[Xl? NWf3NJdUOS1zMECgcm0> NVHhUlI3PzJiaB?= MmGybY5pcWKrdIOgZ4VtdCC4aXHibYxqfHliZH;z[UBl\XCnbnTlcpRtgQ>? MX2yOFk4OTV2NB?=
PANC-1  M4fSdGNmdGxiVnnhZoltcXS7IFHzd4F6 NG\QTpo2OCCwTR?= NETNR|czPC17NjDo MV3pcohq[mm2czDj[YxtKH[rYXLpcIl1gSC2aX3lJIRmeGWwZHXueIx6 NIrvO3EzPDl5MUW0OC=>
MIA PaCa-2 M13QW2NmdGxiVnnhZoltcXS7IFHzd4F6 NYPxfpdVOS1zMECgcm0> MnfoO|IhcA>? NXPtfJBocW6qaXLpeJMh[2WubDD2bYFjcWyrdImg[I9{\SCmZYDlcoRmdnSueR?= NFmyRnQzPDl5MUW0OC=>
PANC-1  MnH0RZBweHSxc3nzJGF{e2G7 NVvLRppUOTBvMUCwJI5O NHHwN2Q4OiCq NEjLclNqdmS3Y3XzJIFxd3C2b4Ppd{Bld3OnIHTldIVv\GWwdHz5 NFu1T28zPDl5MUW0OC=>
PANC-1  MY\GeY5kfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? MV[xNE82OCCwTR?= NEPMeIszPCCq MX;kdoFu[XSrY3HscJkhcW6qaXLpeJMheGixc4Doc5J6dGG2aX;uJI9nKDSHLVLQNU1UPktzIDjtWG9TSzFiYXP0bZZifGmxbjDpcoRq[2G2b4LzLUBidmRiQXv0JIF1KFOncjC0O|MhMHSqZTDtWG9TSzJiYXP0bZZifGmxbjDpcoRq[2G2b4Kp NXHHbZUxOjR7N{G1OFQ>
PANC-1  NIXkVGJHfW6ldHnvckBCe3OjeR?= M4rCUlUxKG6P Mn70OFghcA>? M1LLOYRqe3K3cITzJINmdGxiY4njcIUheHKxZ4Lld5Nqd25? NXmxVGczOjR7N{G1OFQ>
PANC-1  MYLGeY5kfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? NH;1VXAyOCCwTR?= NX7WeIhGPzJiaB?= NYjHWmo6cW6lcnXhd4V{KGenbXPpeIFjcW6nIIPlcpNqfGm4aYT5 NVf4U2d6OjR7N{G1OFQ>

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In vivo In a ZR-75-1 breast cancer xenograft model, INK 128 shows tumor growth inhibition efficacy at a dose of 0.3 mg/kg/day. [1] Daily, oral administration of INK 128 inhibits angiogenesis and tumor growth in multiplexenograft models. [2]


Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 62 mg/mL (200.43 mM)
Ethanol 2 mg/mL (6.46 mM)
Water Insoluble
In vivo Add solvents to the product individually and in order:
30% PEG400+0.5% Tween80+5% propylene glycol
For best results, use promptly after mixing.
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 309.33


CAS No. 1224844-38-5
Storage powder
Synonyms N/A

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT02724020 Recruiting Clear-cell Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|Takeda September 2016 Phase 2
NCT02575339 Recruiting Hepatocellular Carcinoma|Liver Cancer|HCC Bert ONeil, MD|Hoosier Cancer Research Network|Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium July 2016 Phase 1|Phase 2
NCT02756364 Recruiting Breast Neoplasms Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|Takeda June 2016 Phase 2
NCT02725268 Recruiting Endometrial Neoplasms Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|European Network of Translational Research in Ovarian Cancer - EUTROC|European Network of Individualized Treatment in Endometrial Cancer - ENITEC|Takeda June 2016 Phase 2
NCT02719691 Recruiting Metastatic Breast Cancer|Solid Tumors University of Colorado, Denver May 2016 Phase 1
NCT02514824 Recruiting Merkel Cell Carcinoma Dana-Farber Cancer Institute|Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. October 2015 Phase 1|Phase 2

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    What is the recommendation method to formulate S2811 INK 128 (MLN0128) for oral administration?

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    You can try this vehicle for oral administration: 30% PEG400+0.5% Tween80 +5% Propylene glycol.

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Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID