Catalog No.S8045

KU-0060648 is a dual inhibitor of DNA-PK and PI3Kα, PI3Kβ, PI3Kδ with IC50 of 8.6 nM and 4 nM, 0.5 nM, 0.1 nM respectively, less inhibition of PI3Kγ with IC50 of 0.59 μM.

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KU-0060648 Chemical Structure

KU-0060648 Chemical Structure
Molecular Weight: 582.71

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Description KU-0060648 is a dual inhibitor of DNA-PK and PI3Kα, PI3Kβ, PI3Kδ with IC50 of 8.6 nM and 4 nM, 0.5 nM, 0.1 nM respectively, less inhibition of PI3Kγ with IC50 of 0.59 μM.
Targets PI3Kδ [1] PI3Kβ [1] PI3Kα [1] DNA-PK [2] PI3Kγ [1]
IC50 0.1 nM 0.5 nM 4 nM 8.6 nM 0.59 μM
In vitro KU-0060648 exhibits differential effects on growth inhibition, but is not profoundly cytotoxic in a panel of human cancer cell lines. It inhibits DNA-PK and PI-3K with greater potency in MCF7 than SW620 cell using cell-based assays. Five-day exposure to 1 mM KU-0060648 inhibits cell proliferation by more than 95% in MCF7 cells but only by 55% in SW620 cells. In clonogenic survival assays, KU-0060648 increases the cytotoxicity of etoposide and doxorubicin across the panel of DNA-PKcs-proficient cells, but not in DNA-PKcs-deficient cells, confirming that enhanced cytotoxicity of the topoisomerase II poisons etoposide and doxorubicin is due to DNA-PK inhibition. [1]
In vivo KU-0060648 enhances the anti-tumour activity of etoposide in both MCF7 and SW620 xenograft models, and has single-agent activity in the MCF7 xenograft model. [1]

Protocol(Only for Reference)

Cell Assay: [1]

Cell lines MCF7, T47D, MDA-MB-231, LoVo and SW620
Concentrations ~1 μM
Incubation Time 5 day
Method SRB assay

Animal Study: [1]

Animal Models human-tumor SW620 or MCF7 xenograft models
Formulation Saline
Dosages 10 mg/kg, twice daily
Administration i.p.

Conversion of different model animals based on BSA (Value based on data from FDA Draft Guidelines)

SpeciesMouseRatRabbitGuinea pigHamsterDog
Weight (kg)
Body Surface Area (m2)0.0070.0250.
Km factor36128520
Animal A (mg/kg) = Animal B (mg/kg) multiplied by  Animal B Km
Animal A Km

For example, to modify the dose of resveratrol used for a mouse (22.4 mg/kg) to a dose based on the BSA for a rat, multiply 22.4 mg/kg by the Km factor for a mouse and then divide by the Km factor for a rat. This calculation results in a rat equivalent dose for resveratrol of 11.2 mg/kg.

Rat dose (mg/kg) = mouse dose (22.4 mg/kg) ×  mouse Km(3)  = 11.2 mg/kg
rat Km(6)


[1] Munck JM, et al. Mol Cancer Ther, 2012, 11(8), 1789-1798.

[2] Celine Cano, et al. Mol Cancer Ther, 2009, 8(12 Suppl), A138.

Chemical Information

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Molecular Weight (MW) 582.71


CAS No. 881375-00-4
Storage 3 years -20℃powder
2 years -80℃in solvent
Synonyms N/A
Solubility (25°C) * In vitro DMSO 0.4 mg/mL (0.68 mM)
Water <1 mg/mL (<1 mM)
Ethanol <1 mg/mL (<1 mM)
In vivo 30% propylene glycol, 5% Tween 80, 65% D5W 20 mg/mL
* <1 mg/ml means slightly soluble or insoluble.
* 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 Name 1-Piperazineacetamide, 4-ethyl-N-[4-[2-(4-morpholinyl)-4-oxo-4H-1-benzopyran-8-yl]-1-dibenzothienyl]-

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