Ralimetinib (LY2228820)

Catalog No.S1494

Ralimetinib (LY2228820) Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 612.74

Ralimetinib (LY2228820) is a novel and potent inhibitor of p38 MAPK with IC50 of 7 nM in a cell-free assay, does not alter p38 MAPK activation. Phase 1/2.

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Description Ralimetinib (LY2228820) is a novel and potent inhibitor of p38 MAPK with IC50 of 7 nM in a cell-free assay, does not alter p38 MAPK activation. Phase 1/2.
p38α [1]
(Cell-free assay)
7 nM
In vitro

LY2228820 inhibits p38α, as well as the level of phosphoMAPKAPK-2 (pMK2) in RAW 264.7 cells, with IC50 values of 7 nM and 34.3 nM, respectively. Furthermore, LY2228820 inhibits lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced TNFα formation in murine peritoneal macrophages, with IC50 of 5.2 nM. [1] In multiple myeloma (MM) cells, including INA6, RPMI-8226, U266, and RPMI-Dox40, LY2228820 (200 nM–800 nM) significantly blocks p38MAPK signaling, as revealed by its inhibition on phosphorylation of HSP27, a downstream target of p38MAPK, without affecting the expression level of HSP27. LY2228820 (200 nM–400 nM) enhances bortezomib-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis, but LY2228820 alone doesn't inhibit the growth of MM.1S cells. LY2228820 (200 nM–800 nM) also inhibits secretion of IL-6 and MIP-1α in long-term BM stromal cells (LT-BMSCs), BM mononuclear cells (BMMNCs), peripheral blood (PB) CD138+, CD138 or PB CD14+ cells. LY2228820 (400 nM–800 nM) also blocks osteoclastogenesis from CD14+ cells. [2]

Cell Data
Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID
RPMI-8226 M2TGN2tqdmG|ZTDhd5NigQ>? M3njXZ45ODBibl2= MoT2SG1UVw>? NFzte2pqdmirYnn0d{BxcG:|cHjvdplt[XSrb36gc4YhUFOSMke= NYDNcIJWOTh|OUezOFU>
U266 MmPrT4lv[XOnIHHzd4F6 NX7QboJ6hjhyMDDuUS=> NHPJb|NFVVOR NFr4NoRqdmirYnn0d{BxcG:|cHjvdplt[XSrb36gc4YhUFOSMke= MoqzNVg{QTd|NEW=
MM.1S NVHmZpJ1U2mwYYPlJIF{e2G7 NFvqO2h,QDByIH7N MYTEUXNQ NWPzUnlzcW6qaXLpeJMheGixc4Doc5J6dGG2aX;uJI9nKEiVUEK3 M1yyVVE5Ozl5M{S1
RPMI-Dox40 MnHHT4lv[XOnIHHzd4F6 M37tVZ45ODBibl2= NIrG[YpFVVOR MYDpcohq[mm2czDwbI9{eGixconsZZRqd25ib3[gTHNROjd? MkHxNVg{QTd|NEW=
RPMI-LR5 MlH5T4lv[XOnIHHzd4F6 NE\3eGx,QDByIH7N MnLtSG1UVw>? NWm0fW1OcW6qaXLpeJMheGixc4Doc5J6dGG2aX;uJI9nKEiVUEK3 M1\nV|E5Ozl5M{S1
INA-6 MonWT4lv[XOnIHHzd4F6 NXe5d441hjhyMDDuUS=> NVT4XGVLTE2VTx?= M3PYbolvcGmkaYTzJJBpd3OyaH;yfYxifGmxbjDv[kBJW1B{Nx?= NYDQUJBwOTh|OUezOFU>
RPMI-8226 NWTGWpFbS3m2b4jpZ4l1gSCjc4PhfS=> NWrG[Hp5hjFyMECgcm0> Mm\USG1UVw>? Mn\tco8he2mpbnnmbYNidnRiY4n0c5RwgGmlaYT5 MWKxPFM6PzN2NR?=
U266 NIjzZYJEgXSxeHnjbZR6KGG|c3H5 M4L6NJ4yODByIH7N NV;1VWFFTE2VTx?= NGfFcoZvdyC|aXfubYZq[2GwdDDjfZRwfG:6aXPpeJk> M3nkflE5Ozl5M{S1
MM.1S MXLDfZRwgGmlaYT5JIF{e2G7 NXrqbIdzhjFyMECgcm0> NF[zWnNFVVOR NUnxdnRydm9ic3nncolncWOjboSgZ5l1d3SxeHnjbZR6 NX3t[2NXOTh|OUezOFU>
RPMI-Dox40 NX3YVmFZS3m2b4jpZ4l1gSCjc4PhfS=> M4T4TJ4yODByIH7N MlXPSG1UVw>? NI\RZ2VvdyC|aXfubYZq[2GwdDDjfZRwfG:6aXPpeJk> NWX3elUxOTh|OUezOFU>
RPMI-LR5 NEXCO|VEgXSxeHnjbZR6KGG|c3H5 MkLDglExODBibl2= M2K4RmROW09? NFHLdoFvdyC|aXfubYZq[2GwdDDjfZRwfG:6aXPpeJk> MnjsNVg{QTd|NEW=
INA-6 NVvtSlRpS3m2b4jpZ4l1gSCjc4PhfS=> MmH3glExODBibl2= M2HjZ2ROW09? MWXuc{B{cWewaX\pZ4FvfCCleYTveI95cWOrdIm= NXWydm1EOTh|OUezOFU>
CD14+ NH3YfHRHfW6ldHnvckBie3OjeR?= NVizcGpzhjhyMDDuUS=> MX3EUXNQ NV\0WGZlcW6qaXLpeJMhd3O2ZX;jcIF{fG:pZX7ld4l{KG[{b32gR2QyPCCyb4PpeIl3\SClZXzsdy=> NFLxNGgyQDN7N{O0OS=>
U-87-MG M3jZNmZ2dmO2aX;uJIF{e2G7 Ml7TNUDPxE1? MVzEUXNQ NXrnXZM1emWmdXPld{B1fW2xcj3kdol3\W5iY3;y[EBnd3KvYYTpc44> NV3y[4piOjN|M{W1NFY>
MDA-MB-231 MVTGeY5kfGmxbjDhd5NigQ>? M{HuclEh|ryP NUDCR|RXTE2VTx?= NEPkSIlz\WS3Y3XzJJR2dW:{LXTybZZmdiClb4LkJIZwem2jdHnvci=> NV3hT|RYOjN|M{W1NFY>
A-2780 MkXWSpVv[3Srb36gZZN{[Xl? MYOxJO69VQ>? NEniT2ZFVVOR MYPy[YR2[2W|IIT1cY9zNWS{aY\lckBkd3KmIH\vdo1ifGmxbh?= NGTaWmQzOzN|NUWwOi=>
SK-OV-3 M3GzTmZ2dmO2aX;uJIF{e2G7 NESydo0yKM7:TR?= MnG2SG1UVw>? M4nTeZJm\HWlZYOgeJVud3JvZILpeoVvKGOxcnSg[o9zdWG2aX;u MUSyN|M{PTVyNh?=
LXFA-629 MWDGeY5kfGmxbjDhd5NigQ>? NEWwTYMyKM7:TR?= NIHW[WlFVVOR M3TQNZJm\HWlZYOgeJVud3JvZILpeoVvKGOxcnSg[o9zdWG2aX;u MnvWNlM{OzV3ME[=
NCI-H1650 MYHGeY5kfGmxbjDhd5NigQ>? MYKxJO69VQ>? MXPEUXNQ MlTidoVlfWOnczD0eY1wei2mcnn2[Y4h[2:{ZDDmc5Ju[XSrb36= NFfyTHAzOzN|NUWwOi=>
PC-3 M3XSXGZ2dmO2aX;uJIF{e2G7 M1H5TVEh|ryP NWDFbFNuTE2VTx?= M3\zbJJm\HWlZYOgeJVud3JvZILpeoVvKGOxcnSg[o9zdWG2aX;u NHn5bVAzOzN|NUWwOi=>
RAW264.7 MofOSpVv[3Srb36gZZN{[Xl? M3vhfZ4zOCEQvF2= M3PiVGROW09? MWHpcohq[mm2czDBcol{d227Y3nuMZN1cW23bHH0[YQhVUt{IIDoc5NxcG:{eXzheIlwdiC5aYToJGlEPTBib3[gN|UvOyCwTR?= MWGyOFM2PjhzNB?=
mouse peritoneal macrophages NXHHbpg3TnWwY4Tpc44h[XO|YYm= M4O4RZ4zOCEQvF2= NHzVSINFVVOR NXPXSmFEVFCVL1nGUk3Pu+LCk4P0bY12dGG2ZXSgWG5HNc7zIIDyc4R2[3Srb36ge4l1cCCLQ{WwJI9nKDZwMzDuUS=> MY[yOFM2PjhzNB?=
A549 MnnWSpVv[3Srb36gZZN{[Xl? MnexglIxKM7:TR?= NY\HO4RqTE2VTx?= M{jjNolvcGmkaYTzJGxRWy2rbnT1Z4VlKEO[Q1y4JJBzd2S3Y4Tpc44hf2m2aDDJR|UxKG:oIEG0OE46KG6P NILCd4IzPDN3NkixOC=>
MDA-231 M1nKSGZ2dmO2aX;uJIF{e2G7 M13jZp4yOCEQvF2= M4Tpc5N2eHC{ZYPz[ZMhTEuNLUGg[ZhxemW|c3nvci=> Mmr5NlY1ODd6NEO=
MCF-7 NUPyRo45TnWwY4Tpc44h[XO|YYm= NEH6Ool,OTBizszN MXzzeZBxemW|c3XzJGRMUy1zIHX4dJJme3Orb36= NV61VIdtOjZ2MEe4OFM>
MDA-435 MkKySpVv[3Srb36gZZN{[Xl? MY\+NVAh|ryP MYHzeZBxemW|c3XzJGRMUy1zIHX4dJJme3Orb36= MXKyOlQxPzh2Mx?=
PC3 M{nSVmZ2dmO2aX;uJIF{e2G7 M1LVUp4yOCEQvF2= MUnEUXNQ Mo[yd5VxeHKnc4Pld{BFU0tvMTDlfJBz\XO|aX;u M{LFPVI3QTF|NkC4

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Methods Test Index PMID
Western blot
p-p38 / p38α / p38β / p-MK2 / MK2 / p-HSP27 / HSP27; 

PubMed: 23335506     

whole cell protein extracts were isolated from ECFCs or ADSCs following pretreatment with DMSO (−) or 1 μm LY2228820 dimesylate (+) for 30 min prior to the addition of 10 ng/ml VEGF, bFGF, EGF, or 100 ng/ml IL-6, and then the extracts were subjected to Western blot analysis using antisera directed against p-p38, p38α, p38β, p-MK2, total MK2, p-HSP27, total HSP27, and β-actin as a loading control.

p-S6K ; 

PubMed: 26844273     

CRC cells were treated with 4 μM LY2228820, 10 μM BIRB796 or 10 μM SB202190 for 2 h and p38 and mTORC1 signaling was analyzed by immunoblot.

23335506 26844273
In vivo In LPS-induced mice, LY2228820 effectively inhibits the formation of TNFα with a threshold minimum 50% effective dose (TMED50) less than 1 mg/kg. In a rat model of collagen-inducedarthritis (CIA), LY2228820 displays potent effects on paw swelling, bone erosion, and cartilage destruction, with a threshold minimum 50% effective dose (TMED50)of 1.5 mg/kg. [1]


Kinase Assay:[1]
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Inhibition of p38α:

Inhibition of p38α is determined using recombinant human p38α in a standard filter binding protocol using ATP[γ-33P] and EGFR 21-mer peptide as substrate. Functional inhibition of TNFα in murine peritoneal macrophages is determined using LPS stimulation in the presence of LY2228820. To assess p38α activity in cells more directly, RAW 264.7 cells are treated with LY2228820 and then stimulated with anisomycin. The level of p38α activity is detected using a phosphoMAPKAPK-2 (pMK2) (Thr 334) antibody which reacts with a residue specifically phosphorylated by p38α.
Cell Research:[2, 3]
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  • Cell lines: MM cells, including INA6, RPMI-8226, U266, and RPMI-Dox40
  • Concentrations: 200 nM–800 nM
  • Incubation Time: 48 hours
  • Method: MTT assays and APO 2.7 staining are performed to assess cellular proliferation and induction of apoptosis, respectively. Viability is expressed as percent viable cells. Apoptosis in cells is evaluated by APO 2.7 staining. For detection of mitochondrial membrane protein 7A6 expressed in apoptotic cells, cells are incubated with APO 2.7 reagent for 20 min. Expression of APO 2.7 is determined using an EPICS XL flow cytometer.
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Animal Research:[1]
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  • Animal Models: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced Balb/c mice
  • Formulation: Dissolved in 1% CMC/0.25% Tween 80 in water
  • Dosages: 0–20 mg/kg
  • Administration: Oral bid dosing for 14 days
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Solubility (25°C)

In vitro Water 100 mg/mL warmed (163.2 mM)
DMSO 4 mg/mL warmed (6.52 mM)
Ethanol 3 mg/mL (4.89 mM)
In vivo Add solvents to the product individually and in order(Data is from Selleck tests instead of citations):
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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 612.74


CAS No. 862507-23-1
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms N/A

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Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID