Catalog No.S7093

IPA-3 Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 350.45

IPA-3 is a selective non-ATP competitive Pak1 inhibitor with IC50 of 2.5 μM in a cell-free assay, no inhibition to group II PAKs (PAKs 4-6).

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Description IPA-3 is a selective non-ATP competitive Pak1 inhibitor with IC50 of 2.5 μM in a cell-free assay, no inhibition to group II PAKs (PAKs 4-6).
Features IPA-3 binds covalently to the Pak1 regulatory domain and prevents binding to the upstream activator Cdc42.
PAK1 [1]
(Cell-free assay)
2.5 μM
In vitro

IPA-3 is a non ATP-competitive, allosteric inhibitor of p21-activated kinase 1 (Pak1). PIR3.5 is the control compound of IPA-3. IPA-3 prevents Cdc42-stimulated Pak1 autophosphorylation on Thr423. IPA-3 also prevents sphingosine-dependent Pak1 autophosphorylation. IPA-3 does not target exposed cysteine residues on Pak1. The disulfide bond of IPA-3 is critical for inhibition of Pak1 and in vitro reduction by the reducing agent dithiothreitol (DTT) abolishes Pak1 inhibition by IPA-3. IPA-3 inhibits activation of Pak1 by diverse activators, but does not inhibit preactivated Pak1. IPA-3 inhibits PDGF-stimulated Pak activation in mouse embryonic fibroblasts. [1] IPA-3 inhibits Pak1 activation in part by binding covalently to the regulatory domain of Pak1. IPA-3 binds Pak1 covalently in a time- and temperature-dependent manner. IPA-3 prevents binding of the Pak1 activator Cdc42. IPA-3 binds directly to the Pak1 autoregulatory domain. IPA-3 reversibly inhibits PMA-induced membrane ruffling in cells. [2]


Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 70 mg/mL (199.74 mM)
Ethanol 7 mg/mL (19.97 mM)
Water <1 mg/mL

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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 350.45


CAS No. 42521-82-4
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms N/A

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question 1:

    If this product is cell membrane permeable and would it be suitable for PAK1 inhibition on a pancreatic beta cell line?

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    Based on the reference, I think IPA-3 is able to penetrate the cell membrane, it's likely to inhibit PAK1 on a pancreatic beta cell line although there is no reference confirming it: Figure 3: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3963893/; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4353635/

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