BIBR 1532

Catalog No.S1186

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BIBR 1532 is a potent, selective, non-competitive telomerase inhibitor with IC50 of 100 nM in a cell-free assay. No inhibition of DNA and RNA polymerases, including HIV reverse transcriptase are observed at concentrations vastly exceeding the IC50 for telomerase. BIBR 1532 induces apoptosis in cancer cells.

BIBR 1532 Chemical Structure

CAS No. 321674-73-1

Selleck's BIBR 1532 has been cited by 19 publications

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Biological Activity

Description BIBR 1532 is a potent, selective, non-competitive telomerase inhibitor with IC50 of 100 nM in a cell-free assay. No inhibition of DNA and RNA polymerases, including HIV reverse transcriptase are observed at concentrations vastly exceeding the IC50 for telomerase. BIBR 1532 induces apoptosis in cancer cells.
Telomerase [1]
(Cell-free assay)
100 nM
In vitro

BIBR 1532 exhibits an non-competitive inhibitory effect on telomerase activity. [1] In JVM13 leukemia cell line, BIBR 1532 shows an antiproliferative effect in a dose-dependent range with IC50 of 52 μM, and similar results are also observed in other leukemia cell lines including Nalm-1, HL-60, and Jurkat. In addition, BIBR 1532 results in a direct antiproliferative effect on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with IC50 of 56 μM without affecting the proliferative capacity of normal hematopoietic progenitor cells. [2] BIBR 1532 (2.5 μM) reduces colony-forming ability, and induces telomere length shortening as well as chemotherapeutic sensitization by inhibiting telomerase activity in MCF-7/WT and melphalan-resistant MCF-7/MlnR cell lines. [3] In T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL), BIBR 1532 shows selective cytotoxic effects in a dose-dependent manner and BIBR 1532-treated cells also demonstrates nuclear condensation and formation of apoptotic bodies morphologically compatible with apoptosis. [4] A recent study shows that combination treatment of BIBR 1532 and chemotherapeutic agents carboplatin results in a potential synergy for eliminateing ovarian cancer spheroid-forming cells in ES2, SKOV3, and TOV112D cell lines. [5]

Cell Data
Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID
human HeLa cells NX;xfmk{TnWwY4Tpc44h[XO|YYm= Mnv0NkBp NU\xO5I6UW6qaXLpeIlwdiCxZjD0[YxwdWW{YYPlJIlvKGi3bXHuJGhmVGFiY3XscJMh[W[2ZYKgNkBpenNiYomgX4FteGijLUOyVH1lT1SSIHnuZ49zeG:{YYTpc44h[XO|YYmsJGlEPTB;OUOgcm0> NXrYS|FJRGFidHHy[4V1RSehYnzhcosoKGi{ZX[9K4h1fHC|Oj:vdJVjdWWmLn7jZokvdmyvLn7pbE5od3ZxMkK0NVM5PDVpPkKyOFE{QDR3PD;hQi=>
human MDA-MB-231 cells MmfZSpVv[3Srb36gZZN{[Xl? NF33XGkzPCCq MU\Jcohq[mm2aX;uJI9nKHSnbH;t[ZJie2ViaX6gbJVu[W5iTVTBMW1DNTJ|MTDj[YxteyCjZoTldkAzPCCqcoOgZpkhXFKDUD3QR3IuTUyLU1GsJGlEPTB;MD6xO{DPxE1? M3LpN|xiKHSjcnfleF0oZ2KuYX7rK{BpemWoPTfoeJRxezpxL4D1Zo1m\C6wY3LpMo5tdS6waXiu[493NzJ3OU[1O|c5Lz5{NUm2OVc4QDxxYU6=
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Protocol (from reference)

Kinase Assay:


  • Conventional Telomerase Assay :

    For the direct telomerase assay with the endogenous telomerase, 10 μL of telomerase-enriched extract is mixed with different concentrations of BIBR1532 in a final volume of 20 μL. After 15-minute preincubation on ice, 20 μL of the reaction mixture is added, and the reaction is initiated by transferring the tubes to 37 °C. The final concentrations in the reaction mixture are 25 mM Tris-Cl (pH 8.3), 1 mM MgCl2, 1 mM EGTA, 1 mM dATP, 1 mM dTTP, 6.3 μM cold dGTP, 15 μCi [α-32P]dGTP (3000 Ci/mmol; NEN), 1.25 mM spermidine, 10 units of RNasin, 5 mM 2-mercaptoethanol, and 2.5 μM TS-primer (5

Cell Research:


  • Cell lines: JVM13
  • Concentrations: 0 to 80 μM
  • Incubation Time: 24 -72 hours
  • Method:

    Cells are plated as triplicates in complete RPMI 1640 medium with various concentrations of BIBR1532. After 24 to 72 hours, water-soluble tetrazolium (WST-1) is added, which is transformed into formazan by mitochondrial reductase systems. The increase in the number of viable cells results in an increase of activity of mitochondrial dehydrogenases, leading to an increase of formazan dye formed, which is quantified by ELISA reader after 2, 3, and 4 hours of incubation.

Solubility (25°C)

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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 331.36


CAS No. 321674-73-1
Storage 3 years -20°C powder
2 years -80°C in solvent
Smiles CC(=CC(=O)NC1=CC=CC=C1C(=O)O)C2=CC3=CC=CC=C3C=C2

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1:
Does BIBR1532 diffuse through the plasma membrane and nuclear membrane?

BIBR1532 is a cell permeable molecule.

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