Dinaciclib (SCH727965)

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Catalog No.S2768 Synonyms: PS-095760

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Dinaciclib (SCH727965) Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 396.49

Dinaciclib (SCH727965) is a novel and potent CDK inhibitor for CDK2, CDK5, CDK1 and CDK9 with IC50 of 1 nM, 1 nM, 3 nM and 4 nM in cell-free assays, respectively. It also blocks thymidine (dThd) DNA incorporation. Dinaciclib induces apoptosis through the activation of caspases 8 and 9. Phase 3.

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Description Dinaciclib (SCH727965) is a novel and potent CDK inhibitor for CDK2, CDK5, CDK1 and CDK9 with IC50 of 1 nM, 1 nM, 3 nM and 4 nM in cell-free assays, respectively. It also blocks thymidine (dThd) DNA incorporation. Dinaciclib induces apoptosis through the activation of caspases 8 and 9. Phase 3.
CDK2 [1]
(Cell-free assay)
CDK5 [1]
(Cell-free assay)
CDK1 [1]
(Cell-free assay)
CDK9 [1]
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1 nM 1 nM 3 nM 4 nM
In vitro

Dinaciclib is also a potent DNA replication inhibitor that blocks thymidine (dThd) DNA incorporation in A2780 cells with IC50 of 4 nM. Dinaciclib strongly suppresses phosphorylation of Rb on Ser 807/811 at concentrations >6.25 nM, which is in agreement with the observation that 4 nM concentrations are required for 50% inhibition of dThd DNA incorporation in the same cell model. Significantly, complete suppression of Rb phosphorylation is correlated with the onset of apoptosis, as indicated by the appearance of the p85 PARP cleavage product in cells exposed to >6.25 nM Dinaciclib. Dinaciclib is active against a broad spectrum of human tumor cell lines. [1] Addition of Dinaciclib during hydroxyurea exposure also suppresses accumulation of γ-H2AX, in a dose-dependent manner. [2] Dinaciclib inhibits melanoma cell proliferation, and drives melanoma cells into massive apoptosis. [3] Dinaciclib induces the apoptosis of several osteosarcoma cell lines including those resistant to doxorubicin and dasatinib. Dinaciclib attenuates the phosphorylation of RNAP II at serine 2 and the phosphorylation of the CDK inhibitor p27Kip1 at threonine 187. Reductions in phosphorylation activity occurrs at 12 - 40 nM Dinaciclib (4 to 16 hours post-Dinaciclib addition). Dinaciclib also reduces the phosphorylation of Rb at serine 807/811. Dinaciclib induces the apoptosis of mock- and p53-depleted U2OS cells to a similar extent. [4]

Cell Data
Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID
Kasumi-1 MlHyRZBweHSxc3nzJGF{e2G7 NG\6UHcyODBibl2= NEDBeoQzPCCq MVLpcoR2[2W|IHPlcIwh[3mlbHWgZZJz\XO2 MYGyOVI5QTh6Nx?=
U937 M3HkWGZ2dmO2aX;uJGF{e2G7 M2\hfFIwPS9zMDDuUS=> MW[zJIg> MkKxZoxw[2u|IHnu[JVkfGmxbjDv[kBZSlBvMYOgZY5lKGSxd37zeJJm[W1idHHy[4V1ew>? NYrxXXhyOjR|NkK0OlU>
8226 M2fJN2Z2dmO2aX;uJGF{e2G7 M2rDUVIwPS9zMDDuUS=> NEXIbW01KGh? MkTTZoxw[2u|IHnu[JVkfGmxbjDv[kBZSlBvMYOgZY5lKGSxd37zeJJm[W1idHHy[4V1ew>? NVfFPJpnOjR|NkK0OlU>
H929 MVjGeY5kfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? M3PEOVIwPS9zMDDuUS=> NInidoE1KGh? MXXicI9kc3NiaX7keYN1cW:wIH;mJHhDWC1zczDhcoQh\G:5boP0doVidSC2YYLn[ZR{ MWWyOFM3OjR4NR?=
K562 MlvYSpVv[3Srb36gRZN{[Xl? MWSxMlUwOy96IH7N MVy2JIg> NV;LbG16[myxY3vzJIlv\HWldHnvckBw\iC[QmCtNZMh[W6mIHTve45{fHKnYX2geIFz\2W2cx?= NGrhU2QzPDN4MkS2OS=>
BaF3/Bcr-abl MVjGeY5kfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? NVzMPYI3OS53L{OvPEBvVQ>? NWKzPJQ4PiCq Mn:yZoxw[2u|IHnu[JVkfGmxbjDv[kBZSlBvMYOgZY5lKGSxd37zeJJm[W1idHHy[4V1ew>? M4XTVFI1OzZ{NE[1
U937  NYLWS3ZXTnWwY4Tpc44hSXO|YYm= Mo\xNk8yOCCwTR?= MoTPN{Bp MUHicI9kc3NiaX7keYN1cW:wIH;mJHhDWC1zczDhcoQh\G:5boP0doVidSC2YYLn[ZR{ NITkc4QzPDN4MkS2OS=>
1205Lu MVHHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? MVixNE8{OCCwTR?= MknCO|IhcA>? NYO0PHZvcW6qaXLpeJMh[2WubDDndo94fGhiYX7kJJN2en[rdnHs MXyyN|UzPzJ{NR?=
WM1366 NHfNZlBIem:5dHigTY5pcWKrdHnvckBCe3OjeR?= NETmcWIyOC9|MDDuUS=> MmTyO|IhcA>? MULpcohq[mm2czDj[YxtKGe{b4f0bEBidmRic4Xyeol3[Wx? M{[xN|I{PTJ5MkK1
RD M2G1V2dzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 MXjJR|UxRThwMjDuUS=> NH\tVWwzOjNzNUK0NC=>
Rh18 MWDHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? MnH3TWM2OD1zMD61JI5O M3:2NlIzOzF3MkSw
Rh30 M125PGdzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 M2XDNmlEPTB;OTDuUS=> M{jBPFIzOzF3MkSw
BT-12 NFTzOYRIem:5dHigTY5pcWKrdHnvckBCe3OjeR?= NFy4SnBKSzVyPUiuOUBvVQ>? NWj1fXgzOjJ|MUWyOFA>
TC-71 MlriS5Jwf3SqIFnubIljcXSrb36gRZN{[Xl? MmDlTWM2OD1|Lkmgcm0> Mln0NlI{OTV{NEC=
CHLA-10 M4PtNWdzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 NWrz[GFiUUN3ME22MlMhdk1? NVvZWlIzOjJ|MUWyOFA>
CHLA-258 MWjHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? M{Xa[2lEPTB;OT65JI5O M{fqeVIzOzF3MkSw
GBM2 NIezPZBIem:5dHigTY5pcWKrdHnvckBCe3OjeR?= NVnzeIZWUUN3ME22MlUhdk1? MVqyNlMyPTJ2MB?=
NB-EBc1 NVHIfYkzT3Kxd4ToJGlvcGmkaYTpc44hSXO|YYm= M3\ofWlEPTB;NzDuUS=> M1vmSVIzOzF3MkSw
CHLA-90 Mn\hS5Jwf3SqIFnubIljcXSrb36gRZN{[Xl? MmnpTWM2OD15LkWgcm0> MXeyNlMyPTJ2MB?=
CHLA-136 MmXnS5Jwf3SqIFnubIljcXSrb36gRZN{[Xl? MXvJR|UxRTlwODDuUS=> NFjURXMzOjNzNUK0NC=>
NALM-6 Mme0S5Jwf3SqIFnubIljcXSrb36gRZN{[Xl? NWjENodGUUN3ME20MlYhdk1? NYXlV5JTOjJ|MUWyOFA>
COG-LL-317 NVj5V|ZwT3Kxd4ToJGlvcGmkaYTpc44hSXO|YYm= MkXvTWM2OD14LkWgcm0> MoHINlI{OTV{NEC=
RS4;11 M2XacGdzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 M3zqRmlEPTB;NT6xJI5O MnHoNlI{OTV{NEC=
MOLT-4 MWXHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? M{jGXGlEPTB;OT6zJI5O M3S0S|IzOzF3MkSw
CCRF-CEM MV3Hdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? NF24T25KSzVyPUWuOkBvVQ>? MkGzNlI{OTV{NEC=
Kasumi-1 MVnHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? Mk\2TWM2OD12LkWgcm0> MVyyNlMyPTJ2MB?=
Karpas-299 MVrHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? NX\RUoZpUUN3ME2zMlkhdk1? M4rlOFIzOzF3MkSw
Ramos-RA1 MXjHdo94fGhiSX7obYJqfGmxbjDBd5NigQ>? NFHUZVNKSzVyPUeuPUBvVQ>? MUiyNlMyPTJ2MB?=
MIAPaCa-2 MlnVS5Jwf3SqIFnubIljcXSrb36gRZN{[Xl? NFjpNI84OiCq NUTmeJVOT0l3ME2xNEBvVQ>? M1SwUVIyPzZ6N{e5
Pa20C  M1v6Umdzd3e2aDDJcohq[mm2aX;uJGF{e2G7 M3O3cVczKGh? MoTUS2k2OD1{MDDuUS=> MkfpNlE4Pjh5N{m=
ML-1 MojaRZBweHSxc3nzJGF{e2G7 NXvZfmlXOS1zMECwJI5O NIX5VGk1KGh? MVfpcoR2[2W|IHHwc5B1d3OrczDzcIlocHSueR?= NWjUO|ZOOjF5Nki3O|c>

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Methods Test Index PMID
Western blot
Mcl-1 / Bcl-2 / Bcl-xl / Bax / Bak / PUMA / Noxa; 

PubMed: 28714472     

H196 cells treated with doxorubicin for the indicated times were assessed by immunoblot analysis. 

Cleaved PARP / c-Myc; 

PubMed: 25289887     

Immunoblot analysis of A2780 cells during the 5 hr time-course treatment of Dinaciclib (100 nM).


PubMed: 28207834     

Western blot analysis was performed in cells treated with dinaciclib (25 nM) or vehicle for the indicated time. The levels of Mcl-1, Bcl-xL and survivin were evaluated in BHP7-13, WRO82-1 and 8505C cells.

RNAP II (P-Ser2/P-Ser5); 

PubMed: 25289887     

Immunoblot analysis of A2780 cells during the 5 hr time-course treatment of Dinaciclib (100 nM).

28714472 25289887 28207834
Growth inhibition assay
Cell viability; 

PubMed: 27378523     

(a) Six typical NB cell lines were treated with increasing concentrations of dinaciclib for 48 hrs. Cell viability was then measured by the Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay. P-values < 0.01 (**) or P < 0.001 (***) (Student's t-test, two-tailed) were indicated. (b) The IC50 values of dinaciclib on each cell line listed were calculated based on the data in (a).

Cell viability; 

PubMed: 28361959     

(a-c) The number of cells after dinaciclib treatment. Cell number in 49 fields (7 × 7) was calculated and shown in the graph (n = 4). (a) Total cell number. **p < 0.01 vs control. (b) Number of OCT4 positive cells. **p < 0.01 vs control. (c) Number of OCT4 negative cells. n.s., not significant. (d) The percentage of OCT4 positive cells. **p < 0.01 vs control. *p < 0.05 vs 6 nM.

27378523 28361959
cyclin B1 / α-tubulin / Aurora A; 

PubMed: 28207834     

(B) Cells were treated with dinaciclib (25 nM) or placebo for 24 h and stained with fluorescent antibodies against DAPI (blue), cyclin B1 (red) and α-tubulin (green). Cyclin B1 level was significantly reduced after treatment of dinaciclib in prophase cells of BHP7-13, WRO82-1 and 8505C. (C) Cells were treated with dinaciclib (25 nM) or placebo for 24 h and stained with fluorescent antibodies against DAPI (blue), Aurora A (red) and α-tubulin (green). Aurora A level was significantly reduced after treatment of dinaciclib in BHP7-13, WRO82-1 and 8505C cells in prophase. Scale bar, 10 μm.


PubMed: 28361959     

Representative images of OCT4 positive cells (red). Nuclei were stained with Hoechst (blue). Scale bars = 200 μm.

28207834 28361959
In vivo Dinaciclib i.p. administration at 8, 16, 32, and 48 mg/kg daily for 10 days results in tumor inhibition by 70%, 70%, 89%, and 96%, respectively. Dinaciclib MED (minimum effective dose) appears to be <8 mg/kg. Dinaciclib is well tolerated, and the maximum body weight loss in the highest dosage group is 5%. Dinaciclib has dose-dependent antitumor activity in vivo, and that nearly complete inhibition of tumor growth occurs at a dose level below the MTD (maximum tolerated dose). Dinaciclib has a short plasma half-life in mouse. [1]


Kinase Assay:[1]
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Recombinant cyclin/CDK holoenzymes are purified from Sf9 cells engineered to produce baculoviruses that express a specific cyclin or CDK. Cyclin/CDK complexes are typically diluted to a final concentration of 50 μg/mL in a kinase reaction buffer containing 50 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.0), 10 mM MgCl2, 1 mM DTT, and 0.1 mM sodium orthovanadate. For each kinase reaction, 1 μg of enzyme and 20 μL of a 2-μM substrate solution (a biotinylated peptide derived from histone H1) are mixed and combined with 10 μL of diluted Dinaciclib. The reaction is started by the addition of 50 μL of 2 μM ATP and 0.1 μCi of 33P-ATP. Kinase reactions are incubated for 1 hour at room temperature and are stopped by the addition of 0.1% Triton X-100, 1 mM ATP, 5 mM EDTA, and 5 mg/mL streptavidin-coated SPA beads. SPA beads are captured using a 96-well GF/B filter plate and a Filtermate universal harvester. Beads are washed twice with 2 M NaCl and twice with 2 M NaCl containing 1% phosphoric acid. The signal is then assayed using a TopCount 96-well liquid scintillation counter.
Cell Research:[1]
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  • Cell lines: A2780 cells
  • Concentrations: 0 μM -5 μM
  • Incubation Time: 24 hours
  • Method: A2780 cells are maintained in DMEM plus 10% fetal bovine serum and passaged twice weekly by detaching the monolayer with trypsin-EDTA. One hundred microliters of A2780 cells (5 × 103 cells) are added per well to a 96-well Cytostar-T plate and incubated for 16 hours to 24 hours at 37 °C. Dinaciclib is serially diluted in complete media plus 2% 14C-labeled dThd. Media are removed from the Cytostar T plate; 200 μL of various Dinaciclib dilutions are added in quadruplicate; and the cells are incubated for 24 hours at 37 °C. Accumulated incorporation of radiolabel is assayed using scintillation proximity and measured on a TopCounTM.
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Animal Research:[1]
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  • Animal Models: Nude mice bearing A2780 tumors
  • Dosages: 8 mg/kg, 16 mg/kg, 32 mg/kg, and 48 mg/kg
  • Administration: Administered via i.p.
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Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 26 mg/mL warmed (65.57 mM)
Ethanol 8 mg/mL warmed (20.17 mM)
Water Insoluble
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Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 396.49


CAS No. 779353-01-4
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms PS-095760
Smiles CCC1=C2N=C(C=C(NCC3=CC=C[N+](=C3)[O-])[N]2N=C1)N4CCCCC4CCO

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment interventions Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT03484520 Active not recruiting Drug: Venetoclax|Drug: Dinaciclib Cancer - Acute Myeloid Leukemia AbbVie|Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. July 23 2018 Phase 1
NCT01434316 Recruiting Drug: Dinaciclib|Drug: Veliparib Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm National Cancer Institute (NCI) November 1 2011 Phase 1

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Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID