Carfilzomib (PR-171)

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Catalog No.S2853

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Carfilzomib (PR-171) Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 719.91

Carfilzomib (PR-171) is an irreversible proteasome inhibitor with IC50 of <5 nM in ANBL-6 cells, displayed preferential in vitro inhibitory potency against the ChT-L activity in the β5 subunit, but little or no effect on the PGPH and T-L activities. Carfilzomib activates prosurvival autophagy and induces cell apoptosis.

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Description Carfilzomib (PR-171) is an irreversible proteasome inhibitor with IC50 of <5 nM in ANBL-6 cells, displayed preferential in vitro inhibitory potency against the ChT-L activity in the β5 subunit, but little or no effect on the PGPH and T-L activities. Carfilzomib activates prosurvival autophagy and induces cell apoptosis.
Targets
Proteasome [1]
(ANBL-6 cells)
5 nM
In vitro

Carfilzomib inhibits proliferation in a variety of cell lines and patient-derived neoplastic cells, including multiple myeloma, and induced intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic signaling pathways and activation of c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK). Carfilzomib reveals enhanced anti-MM activity compared with bortezomib, overcome resistance to bortezomib and other agents, and acts synergistically with dexamethasone (Dex). Carfilzomib shoes preferential in vitro inhibitory potency against the ChT-L activity in the β5 subunit, with over 80% inhibition at doses of 10 nM. Short exposure to low-dose Carfilzomib leads to preferential binding specificity for the β5 constitutive 20S proteasome and the β5i immunoproteasome subunits. Measurement of caspase activity in ANBL-6 cells pulsed with Carfilzomib reveals substantial increases in caspase-8, caspase-9, and caspase-3 activity after 8 hours, giving a 3.2-, 3.9- and 6.9-fold increase, respectively, over control cells after 8 hours. In carfilzomib pulse-treated cells, the mitochondrial membrane integrity is decreased to 41% (Q1 + Q2), compared with 75% in vehicle-treated control cells. [1] In another study, Carfilzomib has also shown preclinical effectiveness against hematological and solid malignancies. [2] Carfilzomib directly inhibits osteoclasts formation and bone resorption. [3]

Cell Data
Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID
MM.1S NUnQ[5RwT3Kxd4ToJGlvcGmkaYTpc44hSXO|YYm= Mo\JNE0yODBibl2= NXO4XWM4PDhiaB?= NVnuOFJmUUN3MNMgQeKhOTBibl2= MW[yOVMyOjV2Mx?=
NCI-H929  MVPHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? NYL3ZWJ4OC1zMECgcm0> NWHDe2hXPDhiaB?= NEXvPYRKSzVyIE5CpFE1KG6P Mo[3NlU{OTJ3NEO=
SUDHL16  MWDBdI9xfG:|aYOgRZN{e2G7 MUSyMlXjiJN|LkWgcm0> MW[0PEBp Ml3R[Y5p[W6lZYOgeIhmKGOnbHyg[IVifGhiY3:teJJm[XSvZX70JJdqfGhiQVPZNVIyPQ>? MXeyOVI{QTl|NR?=
SUDHL14 NYHSWJlzSXCxcITvd4l{KEG|c4PhfS=> MViyMlXjiJN|LkWgcm0> MXm0PEBp MUTlcohidmOnczD0bIUh[2WubDDk[YF1cCClbz30doVifG2nboSge4l1cCCDQ2mxNlE2 MX[yOVI{QTl|NR?=
U2932 MkP0RZBweHSxc3nzJGF{e3OjeR?= NVnJb2lbOi534pETN{42KG6P M2fOWlQ5KGh? NX6ybIpv\W6qYX7j[ZMhfGinIHPlcIwh\GWjdHigZ48ufHKnYYTt[Y51KHerdHigRWN[OTJzNR?= M1PLVVI2OjN7OUO1
P-UMSCC-1 MUXHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? NI\heXJKSzVyPUGxMlIhdk1? NF\sVlIzPDlzNUCzPS=>
R-UMSCC-1 NV7ubIVjT3Kxd4ToJGlvcGmkaYTpc44hSXO|YYm= M37PTWlEPTB;MkK5OEBvVQ>? M3jpUVI1QTF3MEO5
P-Cal33 NGXBbXNIem:5dHigTY5pcWKrdHnvckBCe3OjeR?= MoPUTWM2OD1zNz6zJI5O MXyyOFkyPTB|OR?=
R-Cal33 NVn5dnk3T3Kxd4ToJGlvcGmkaYTpc44hSXO|YYm= MVTJR|UxRTFzMUKgcm0> MVuyOFkyPTB|OR?=
Jurkat M1HpcGdzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 NWDsTnhDOS1zMX7N MWi0PEBp NH[0WmRqdmirYnn0d{B1cGViY3XscEBxem:uaX\ldoF1cW:wIHPvMZRz\WG2bXXueEB4cXSqII\vdolvd3O2YYS= MVmyOFgxOTF{OB?=
Jurkat NVj6OYtUSXCxcITvd4l{KEG|c4PhfS=> MVW4JI5O NXLVZZhYOjRxNEigbC=> MnPtbY5lfWOnczDhdI9xfG:|aYOsJINie3Cjc3WgZYN1cX[jdHnvckwh[W6mIGDBVnAh[2ynYY\h[4Uh[29vdILlZZRu\W62IIfpeIghfm:{aX7vd5RifA>? MUWyOFgxOTF{OB?=
UMSCC-22A NF\GbJNCeG:ydH;zbZMhSXO|c3H5 NXHPNZdKOjByIH7N MUmyOEBp M3j1bIlv\HWlZTD0bIUh[2WubDDhdI9xfG:|aYOgZ48ufHKnYYTt[Y51KHerdHigU25ZKDB7MUK= M17RWFIzQTJ7OECz
UMSCC-22B M2nWTWFxd3C2b4Ppd{BCe3O|YYm= MXeyNFAhdk1? NYHlO4N4OjRiaB?= M{jifYlv\HWlZTD0bIUh[2WubDDhdI9xfG:|aYOgZ48ufHKnYYTt[Y51KHerdHigU25ZKDB7MUK= MoTaNlI6Ojl6MEO=
1483 MofpRZBweHSxc3nzJGF{e3OjeR?= M4TGd|IxOCCwTR?= M3nhbFI1KGh? NGLUPJdqdmS3Y3WgeIhmKGOnbHygZZBweHSxc3nzJINwNXS{ZXH0cYVvfCC5aYToJG9PYCByOUGy M{n4NlIzQTJ7OECz
UMSCC-1 M4W3S2Fxd3C2b4Ppd{BCe3O|YYm= M1XxdlIxOCCwTR?= M1z3PVI1KGh? NETkUWpqdmS3Y3WgeIhmKGOnbHygZZBweHSxc3nzJINwNXS{ZXH0cYVvfCC5aYToJG9PYCByOUGy M2DCbVIzQTJ7OECz
UMSCC-22A NXvoW2VET3Kxd4ToJGlvcGmkaYTpc44hSXO|YYm= M4PaWWlEPTB;M{iuO{DDuSBzLkCgcm0> NYG2NmhuOjJ7Mkm4NFM>
UMSCC-22B NF7CR|VIem:5dHigTY5pcWKrdHnvckBCe3OjeR?= NY\veWo1UUN3ME2zNE44KMLzIEmuN{BvVQ>? M1uxUlIzQTJ7OECz
1483 M{H3Wmdzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 M4fUO2lEPTB;NUCuOUDDuSBzMT65JI5O M3nmflIzQTJ7OECz
UMSCC-1 M1LiVmdzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 MXLJR|UxRTN2Lk[gxtEhOi54IH7N Mn:zNlI6Ojl6MEO=
Cal33 M1rjTWdzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 M3TlTWlEPTB;NEmuN{DDuSB6Lkmgcm0> NFjMXIczOjl{OUiwNy=>
PCI-15A M4HNbGdzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 NUe4ZWZvUUN3ME23NE41KMLzIEKyMlYhdk1? M3fSZ|IzQTJ7OECz
PCI-15B NU[xcW55T3Kxd4ToJGlvcGmkaYTpc44hSXO|YYm= MVnJR|UxRTN7LkWgxtEhOTFwMDDuUS=> Mn[yNlI6Ojl6MEO=
OSC-19 MWnHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? M2X4fGlEPTB;MUiuN{DDuSB2LkKgcm0> MnvINlI6Ojl6MEO=
SUDHL16 NWDsVJhKSXCxcITvd4l{KEG|c4PhfS=> NUHLZmF2Oi5yLUSuNEBvVQ>? NV7GPZQ2PDhiaB?= NX;mPGNScW6mdXPld{Bk\WyuIHTlZZRpKGOxLYTy[YF1dWWwdDD3bZRpKG:kYYTvZ4xigA>? NYXw[WFzOjJ2MUG4PVk>
SUDHL16 MXfGeY5kfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? MWGyMlUhdk1? M2T3NlI1KGh? MnjqZYN1cX[jdHXzJGpPUyxiaX7hZ5RqfmG2ZYOgRWtVNCC3cD3y[Yd2dGG2ZYOgUo95[SxiYX7kJIlv\HWlZYOg{tNJOkFwWDDjc{11emWjdH3lcpQhf2m2aDDvZoF1d2OuYYi= NHnXUWozOjRzMUi5PS=>
Granta MWXHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? MonKNE01KG6P MVy0PEBp MWfpcoR2[2ViY3XscEBl\WG2aDDjc{11emWjdH3lcpQhf2m2aDDIRWREUXN? M3;oTlIyPzVyMkK0
SUDHL16 Mlv5S5Jwf3SqIFnubIljcXSrb36gRZN{[Xl? MlLnNU01KG6P NFvvbHU{PiCq M1nVW4lv\HWlZTDj[YxtKGSnYYToJINwNXS{ZXH0cYVvfCC5aYToJGhCTEOLcx?= NIDCPYwzODJ|M{m3Ny=>

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Assay
Methods Test Index PMID
Western blot
pERK / ERK / pSTAT5 / STAT5 / pPI3K / PI3K; 

PubMed: 24590311     


Western blot analysis for activated (phosphorylated) ERK, Stat5 and PI3K signaling pathways following exposure to carfilzomib, total levels of ERK, Stat5 and PI3K were used as a loading control.

caspase-9 / caspase-8; 

PubMed: 24590311     


Western blot analysis for activated (cleaved) caspase-8 and caspase-9 following exposure to carfilzomib.

c-PARP / PARP / caspase-3; 

PubMed: 22929803     


UMSCC-22A, UMSCC-22B, 1483 and UMSCC-1 cells were treated for 24 hours with 0.1% DMSO, or 200 nmol/L carfilzomib or ONX 0912, followed by immunoblotting with anti-PARP, anti-caspase-3, or anti-β-actin. Shown are full-length PARP, cleaved PARP (c-PARP), and the cleaved, active subunits of caspase-3. Similar results were obtained in 3 independent experiments.

Bcl-2 / Bcl-Xl / Mcl-1 / Bik / Bim / Bax / Bak; 

PubMed: 22929803     


UMSCC-22A, UMSCC-22B, 1483 and UMSCC-1 cells were treated for 24 hours with 0.1% DMSO, or 100 nmol/L carfilzomib or ONX 0912, followed by immunoblotting for the indicated proteins. In the case of Bik immunoblotting, cells were treated with 200 nmol/L carfilzomib or ONX 0912 to more clearly demonstrate Bik upregulation in 1483 and UMSCC-1 cells. Blots shown are representative of 3 independent experiments. 

Atg5 / Atg12 / Beclin-1 / LC3-II; 

PubMed: 22929803     


HNSCC cells were treated for 24 hours with 100 nmol/L carfilzomib or ONX 0912, or with 0.1% DMSO. Immunoblots were probed for Beclin-1, Atg5/12 conjugate, LC3-II, or β-actin. Representative blots from 3 independent experiments are shown. 

Noxa / Bik / Puma / Mcl-1; 

PubMed: 25548100     


SW620 cells were treated with the indicated dosage for 48 h. Expression of Noxa, Bik and/or Puma, c-myc and Mcl-1 proteins was then analyzed by immunoblotting. Tubulin served as control for protein loading. 

EGFR / HER2 / ER alpha / p-Akt(Ser473) / Akt / p-ERK / ERK / p53; 

PubMed: 29069787     


T47D and MCF7 cells were cultured with the indicated carfilzomib concentrations for 32 or 36 hours, respectively. Western blots of protein lysates were probed with the indicated antibodies. β-actin served as loading control.

BDP1 / HER2(Tyr1248) / HER2(Tyr1221/Tyr1222) / PARP1 / caspase-7 / p53 Mut; 

PubMed: 29069787     


BT474 cells were cultured in the presence of the indicated carfilzomib concentrations for 32 hours. Western blots of protein lysates were probed with the indicated antibodies.

HLA class I; 

PubMed: 26323098     


Immunofluorescence analysis was performed to confirm the consequence that down-regulation of HLA class I was in a dose- and time-dependent manner.

24590311 22929803 25548100 29069787 26323098
Growth inhibition assay
Cell viability; 

PubMed: 27655642     


Cytotoxic effects of carfilzomib on breast cancer cells in MTT assays. Seven human breast cancer cell lines, MCF7, T-47D, MDA-MB-361, HCC1954, MDA-MB-468, MDA-MB-231, and BT-549 were treated with carfilzomib at 0, 0.001 μM, 0.01 μM, 0.05 μM, 0.1 μM, 1 μM, 10 μM, or 50 μM for 72 h, then subjected to MTT assays. The absorbance of each well was measured at 540 nm and plotted for the cell viability curve. IC50 values of carfilzomib in breast cancer cell lines were listed.

27655642
In vivo Carfilzomib moderately reduces tumor growth in an in vivo xenograft model. Carfilzomib effectively decreases multiple myeloma cell viability following continual or transient treatment mimicking. Carfilzomib increases trabecular bone volume, decreases bone resorption and enhances bone formation in non-tumor bearing mice. [3]

Protocol

Kinase Assay:[1]
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Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for subunit profiling of carfilzomib:

ANBL-6 cells (2 × 106/well) are plated in 96-well plates and treated with Carfilzomib doses from 0.001 to 10 μM for 1 hour. Cells are then lysed (20 mM Tris-HCl, 0.5 mM EDTA), and cleared lysates are transferred to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) plates. A standard curve is generated using untreated ANBL-6 cell lysates starting at a concentration of 6 μg protein/μL. The active site probe [biotin-(CH2)4-Leu-Leu-Leu-epoxyketone; 20 μM] is added and incubated at room temperature for 1 hour. Cell lysates are then denatured by adding 1% sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and heating to 100°C, followed by mixing with 20 μL per well streptavidin-sepharose high-performance beads in a 96-well multiscreen DV plate and incubated for 1 hour. These beads are then washed with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) buffer (PBS, 1% bovine serum albumin, and 0.1% Tween-20), and incubated overnight at 4°C on a plate shaker with antibodies to proteasome subunits. Antibodies used included mouse monoclonal anti-β1, anti-β2, anti-β1i, and anti-β5i, goat polyclonal anti-β2i, and rabbit polyclonal anti-β5 (affinity-purified antiserum against KLH-CWIRVSSDNVADLHDKYS peptide). The beads are washed and incubated for 2 hours with horseradish peroxidase-conjugated secondary goat antirabbit, goat antimouse or rabbit antigoat antibodies. After washing, the beads are developed using the supersignal ELISA picochemiluminescence substrate. Luminescent detection is performed. Raw luminescence is converted to μg/mL by comparison with the standard curve and expressed as the % inhibition relative to vehicle control. Curve fits are generated using the following nonsigmoidal dose-response equation: Y = Bottom + (Top-Bottom)/(1 + 10̂((LogEC50 − X) × HillSlope)), where X is the logarithm of concentration, Y is the % inhibition, and EC50 is the dose showing 50% effect.
Cell Research:[1]
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  • Cell lines: WST-1, ANBL-6 cells
  • Concentrations: 100 nM
  • Incubation Time: 1 hour
  • Method: WST-1 is used to determine the effects of proteasome inhibitor Carfilzomib on cell proliferation. The inhibition of proliferation is calculated in relation to parallel control cells that receives vehicle alone. A linear spline function is used to interpolate the median inhibitory concentration (IC50) using XLfit 4 software. The degree of resistance (DOR) is calculated using the formula: DOR = IC50(resistant cells)/IC50(sensitive cells). ANBL-6 cells pulsed with 100 nM carfilzomib are washed and suspended in PBS containing 5 μg/mL of JC-1, which exhibits potential-dependent accumulation in mitochondria. Analysis of the mitochondrial membrane potential-dependent color shift from 525 to 590 nm is carried out on a FacScan, and the data are analyzed with CellQuest software.
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Animal Research:[4]
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  • Animal Models: Beige-nude-XID mice
  • Dosages: 2.0 mg/kg
  • Administration: i.v.
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Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 50 mg/mL (69.45 mM)
Water Insoluble
Ethanol Insoluble
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1mg/mL

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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 719.91
Formula

C40H57N5O7

CAS No. 868540-17-4
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms N/A
Smiles CC(C)CC(NC(=O)C(CCC1=CC=CC=C1)NC(=O)CN2CCOCC2)C(=O)NC(CC3=CC=CC=C3)C(=O)NC(CC(C)C)C(=O)C4(C)CO4

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment interventions Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT03673826 Recruiting Drug: Carfilzomib|Drug: Dexamethasone|Drug: Lenalidomide Smouldering Myeloma Stichting Hemato-Oncologie voor Volwassenen Nederland November 19 2018 Phase 2
NCT03336073 Recruiting Drug: Carfilzomib|Drug: Dexamethasone|Drug: cyclophosphamide Multiple Myeloma PETHEMA Foundation December 18 2017 Phase 2

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Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID