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KW-2478 is a nonansamycin HSP90 inhibitor with IC50 of 3.8 nM. Phase 1.

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KW-2478 Chemical Structure

KW-2478 Chemical Structure
Molecular Weight: 574.66

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Biological Activity

Description KW-2478 is a nonansamycin HSP90 inhibitor with IC50 of 3.8 nM. Phase 1.
Targets HSP90 [1]
IC50 3.8 nM
In vitro KW-2478 inhibits the binding of bRD to Hsp90α with IC50 of 3.8 nM. KW-2478 degradates the Hsp90 client proteins, including FGFR3 and IGF-1Rβand c-Raf-1. KW-2478 reduces the level of phosphorylated Erk1/2. KW-2478 induces apoptosis by cleavage of PARP, a substrate of caspase-3 In U266 cells,. KW-2478 has Time dependency of antiproliferative activity, consecutive drug exposure for at least 12 hours is necessary to to exert potent antitumor activity. KW-2478 downregulates the translocation products of IgH locus. KW-2478 inhibits the transcription of c-Maf and cyclin D1 genes by mainly suppressing the function of Cdk9. [1] KW-2478 has potent and broad growth inhibitory activities against various cell lines, KW-2478 inhibites cancer cell growth in all cell lines, with EC50 of 101-252 nM, 81.4-91.4 nM and 120-622 nM for B-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma, respectively. KW-2478 also shows potent growth inhibitory activity in primary CLL and NHL cells with EC50 of 40-170 nM and 200-400 nM, respectively. [2].
In vivo KW-2478 suppresses tumor growth and induces the degradation of client proteins in tumors in NCI-H929 s.c. inoculated model at doses of 100 mg/kg or more. KW-2478 reduces both serum M protein and MM tumor burden in the bone marrow in OPM-2/GFP i.v. inoculated mouse model at doses of 100 mg/kg. [1]

Protocol(Only for Reference)

Kinase Assay: [1]

Hsp90 Binding Assay Human Hsp90α solution (0.5 μg/mL) is fixed on 96-well plates, followed by blocking with TBS containing 1% bovine serum albumin. KW-2478 solutions is added to the wells, and bRD is added to a concentration of 0.1 μmol/L. After removal of solution, poly-HRP streptavidin solution dilutes with poly-HRP dilution buffer is added to the wells. After removal of solution, equal volumes of TMB peroxidase substrate and peroxidase solution B are added to the wells. To stop the HRP reaction, 2 mol/L H2SO4 are added, followed by measurement of absorbance at 450 nm using a microplate spectrophotometer.

Cell Assay: [1]

Cell lines OPM-2/GFP, KMS-11, RPMI 8226, and NCI-H929 cells
Concentrations 0.05 - 5 μM
Incubation Time 3 days
Method To measure the IC50, OPM-2/green fluorescent protein (GFP) cells, KMS-11 cells, OPM-2/GFP and other cells are plated into 96-well plates and treat with KW-2478. After 72 hours of cultivation, cell viability is determined using Cell Proliferation Reagent WST-1. WST reagent is added to the wells, followed by incubation for 4 hours at 37 °C. After that, the absorbance at 450 nm with reference at 650 nm is measured with a microplate spectrophotometer. To examine time dependency of antiproliferative activity of KW-2478, the cells are plated into 96-well V-bottomed plates and treated with KW-2478. After 0 hour and at intervals from 3 to 72 hours at 37 °C, the supernatant is aspirated. After drug-free medium is added to the wells, the supernatant is aspirated again. Finally, drug-free medium is added to the wells, and the plates are further incubated for the remainder of the 72-hour period, followed by measurement of cell viabil

Animal Study: [1]

Animal Models NCI-H929 tumors s.c. inoculated in SCID mice, OPM-2/GFP i.v. inoculated mouse model
Formulation sterile 0.9% sodium chloride solution
Dosages 25, 50 , 100 and 200 mg/kg
Administration Orally administrated once daily for 5 days

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] Takayuki Nakashima, et al. Clin Cancer Res, 2010, 16(10), 2792-2802.

[2] Juliger S, et al. ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, 2008.

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Clinical Trial Information( data from, updated on 2016-07-30)

NCT Number Recruitment Conditions Sponsor
Start Date Phases
NCT01063907 Completed Multiple Myeloma Kyowa Hakko Kirin Pharma, Inc.|Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company,  ...more Kyowa Hakko Kirin Pharma, Inc.|Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited|Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development, Inc. March 2010 Phase 1|Phase 2
NCT00457782 Completed Multiple Myeloma|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia|B-cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Kyowa Hakko Kirin UK, Ltd.|Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Dev  ...more Kyowa Hakko Kirin UK, Ltd.|Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development, Inc. April 2007 Phase 1

Chemical Information

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Molecular Weight (MW) 574.66


CAS No. 819812-04-9
Storage 3 years -20℃powder
2 years -80℃in solvent
Synonyms N/A
Solubility (25°C) * In vitro DMSO 115 mg/mL (200.11 mM)
Ethanol 3 mg/mL (5.22 mM)
Water <1 mg/mL
In vivo 30% propylene glycol, 5% Tween 80, 65% D5W 10 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 2-(2-ethyl-3,5-dihydroxy-6-(3-methoxy-4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)benzoyl)phenyl)-N,N-bis(2-methoxyethyl)acetamide

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