Asciminib (ABL001)

Catalog No.S8555

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Asciminib (ABL001) is a potent and selective allosteric ABL1 inhibitor with dissociation constant (Kd) of 0.5-0.8 nM and selectivity to the myristoyl pocket of ABL1.

Asciminib (ABL001) Chemical Structure

CAS No. 1492952-76-7

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Description Asciminib (ABL001) is a potent and selective allosteric ABL1 inhibitor with dissociation constant (Kd) of 0.5-0.8 nM and selectivity to the myristoyl pocket of ABL1.
Abl1 [1]
(Cell-free assay)
0.45 nM
In vitro

ABL001 is a potent, selective BCR-ABL inhibitor that maintains activity across most mutations, including T315I, with a distinct, allosteric mechanism of action[1]. ABL001 binds at a regulatory site typically occupied by a myristoyl group in wild-type ABL and inhibits ABL kinase activity through a mechanism distinct from catalytic site inhibitors[2]. It binds to a pocket on the BCR-ABL kinase domain that is normally occupied by the myristoylated N-terminus of ABL1. Upon fusion with BCR, this myristoylated N-terminus that serves to autoregulate ABL1 activity is lost. ABL001 functionally mimics the role of the myristoylated N-terminus by occupying its vacant binding site and restores the negative regulation of the kinase activity. ABL001 selectively inhibits the growth of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and Ph+ ALL cells with potencies ranging from 1-10 nM range while BCR-ABL-negative cell lines remained unaffected at concentrations 1000-fold higher[1]. NMR and biophysical studies confirm that ABL001 binds potently (dissociation constant (Kd) = 0.5-0.8 nM) and selectively to the myristoyl pocket of ABL1 and induces the inactive C-terminal helix conformation. ABL001 lacks activity against more than 60 kinases, including SRC and is similarly inactive against G-protein-coupled receptors, ion channels, nuclear receptors and transporters. Thus, ABL001 has high selectivity[3].

In vivo In the KCL-22 mouse xenograft model, ABL001 displays potent anti-tumor activity with complete tumor regression observed and a clear dose-dependent correlation with pSTAT5 inhibition[1]. ABL001 has moderate oral absorption, volume of distribution and half-life across all species. It as a single agent induces clinical anti-tumour activity and is well tolerated to date in a heavily pre-treated subgroup of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia. As for the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and efficacy of ABL001, The CL (clearance) are 12, 16 and 6 mL/min/kg in mice, rats and dogs after a sigle iv dose of 1mg/kg, 2mg/kg and 1mg/kg, respectively. In mouse and dog, the T1/2term are 1.1 and 3.7 h after a single i.v. dose at 1 mg/kg. In Rat, theT1/2term is 2.7 h after a single i.v. dose at 2 mg/kg. The oral bioavailability of ABL001 in mouse and rat are 35% and 27% respectively when dosed at 30 mg/kg p.o. While in dogs the oral BA of ABL001 is 111% (15 mg/kg, p.o)[3].

Protocol (from reference)

Cell Research:


  • Cell lines: KCL-22 cells
  • Concentrations: 0-250 nM
  • Incubation Time: 1 h
  • Method:

    KCL-22 cells are treated across a range of concentrations of ABL001, nilotinib or dasatinib for 1 hour. Cells are harvested, protein lysates generated and analyzed with Western Blots.

  • (Only for Reference)
Animal Research:


  • Animal Models: Subcutaneous KCL-22 CML xenograft model (athymic nude mice, 6-8 weeks old)
  • Dosages: 7.5, 15 and 30 mg/kg
  • Administration: p.o or i.v
  • (Only for Reference)

Solubility (25°C)

In vitro

DMSO 89 mg/mL
(197.84 mM)
Ethanol '89 mg/mL

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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 449.84


CAS No. 1492952-76-7
Storage 3 years -20°C powder
2 years -80°C in solvent
Smiles C1CN(CC1O)C2=C(C=C(C=N2)C(=O)NC3=CC=C(C=C3)OC(F)(F)Cl)C4=CC=NN4

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment Interventions Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT04795427 Not yet recruiting Drug: asciminib|Other: best available treatment Leukemia Chronic Myelogenous Novartis Pharmaceuticals|Novartis March 30 2022 Phase 2
NCT04492033 Recruiting Drug: ABL001|Drug: Paclitaxel|Drug: Irinotecan P1b: Advanced Solid Tumors|P2: Biliary Tract Cancer Handok Inc.|ABL Bio Inc. June 22 2020 Phase 1|Phase 2
NCT03605277 Completed Drug: Asciminib Renal Impairment Novartis Pharmaceuticals|Novartis November 16 2018 Phase 1
NCT03578367 Recruiting Drug: Asciminib add-on|Drug: Imatinib|Drug: Nilotinib CML|Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia|Leukemia Myeloid Chronic|Hematologic Diseases Novartis Pharmaceuticals|Novartis November 22 2018 Phase 2

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