Pevonedistat (MLN4924)

Catalog No.S7109

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MLN4924 is a small molecule inhibitor of Nedd8 activating enzyme (NAE) with IC50 of 4 nM.

Pevonedistat (MLN4924) Chemical Structure

CAS No. 905579-51-3

Selleck's Pevonedistat (MLN4924) has been cited by 72 publications

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Description MLN4924 is a small molecule inhibitor of Nedd8 activating enzyme (NAE) with IC50 of 4 nM.
Features A mechanism-based inhibitor of NAE, and creates a covalent NEDD8-MLN4924 adduct catalyzed by the enzyme.
NAE [1]
(Cell-free assay)
4 nM
In vitro

MLN4924 is structurally related to adenosine 59-monophosphate (AMP)—a tight binding product of the NAE reaction. MLN4924 (3 μM) selectively inhibits NAE in HCT-116 cell lysates. MLN4924 (3 μM) inhibits overall protein turnover by <9% in HCT-116 cells. MLN4924 results in a dose-dependent decrease of Ubc12–NEDD8 thioester and NEDD8–cullin conjugates with an IC50 < 0.1 μM in HCT-116 cells, resulting in a reciprocal increase in the abundance of the known CRL substrates CDT1, p27 and NRF2, but not non-CRL substrates. MLN4924 (3 μM) leads cells to accumulate in S-phase as early as 8 hours and results in a significant fraction of cells contained 4N DNA content by 24 hours in HCT-116 cells. [1] MLN4924 (3 μM) results in rapid accumulation of pIkappaBalpha, decrease in nuclear p65 content, reduction of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) transcriptional activity, and G(1) arrest, ultimately resulting in apoptosis induction, events consistent with potent NF-kappaB pathway inhibition in ABC DLBCL cells. [2] MLN4924 (1 μM) triggers DNA replication and inhibit cell proliferation by stabilizing the DNA replication factor Cdt1, a substrate of cullins 1 and 4. MLN4924 (1 μM) , which is sufficient to elevate Cdt1 for 4-5 hours, is found to be sufficient to induce DNA replication and to activate apoptosis and senescence pathways. [3] MLN4924 treatment induces the characteristics of senescence phenotypes as evidenced by enlarged and flattened cellular morphology and positive staining of senescence-associated β-Gal. MLN4924-induced senescence is associated with cellular response to DNA damage, triggered by accumulation of DNA-licensing proteins CDT1 and ORC1, as a result of inactivation of CRL/SCF E3s. MLN4924-induced senescence is irreversible and coupled with persistent accumulation of p21 and sustained activation of DNA damage response. [4]

Cell Data
Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID
K562 MVLBcpRqeHKxbHnm[ZJifGm4ZTDhd5NigQ>? M2jnSVczKGi{cx?= MXvBcpRqeHKxbHnm[ZJifGm4ZTDhZ5Rqfmm2eTDh[4FqdnO2IHj1cYFvKEt3NkKgZ4VtdHNiYX\0[ZIhPzJiaILzJIJ6KEOnbHzUbZRmei2JbH:gZZN{[XluIFXDOVAhRSByLkGwPEDPxE1w M{TLZ|xiKHSjcnfleF0oZ2KuYX7rK{BpemWoPTfoeJRxezpxL4D1Zo1m\C6wY3LpMo5tdS6waXiu[493NzJ2OUCwN|UzLz5{NEmwNFM2OjxxYU6=
U2OS MWHBcpRqfHWvb4KgZZN{[Xl? MnrQO|IhcHK| NWLVR5MySW62aYT1cY9zKGGldHn2bZR6KGGpYXnud5QhcHWvYX6gWVJQWyClZXzsd{Bi\nSncjC3NkBpenNiYomgUXRVKGG|c3H5MEBKSzVyIE2gNE4yPiEQvF2u MYq8ZUB1[XKpZYS9K39jdGGwazegbJJm\j1paIT0dJM7Ny:ydXLt[YQvdmOkaT7ucI0vdmmqLnfvek8zQDN6OEWyNEc,Ojh|OEi1NlA9N2F-
HCT116 MojVRY51cXS3bX;yJIF{e2G7 M4jBTFczKGi{cx?= NXu1ToV2SW62aYT1cY9zKGGldHn2bZR6KGGpYXnud5QhcHWvYX6gTGNVOTF4IHPlcIx{KGGodHXyJFczKGi{czDifUBOXFRiYYPzZZktKEmFNUCgQUAxNjF7IN88UU4> NFvkZVc9[SC2YYLn[ZQ:L1:kbHHub{chcHKnZk2nbJR1eHN8Lz;weYJu\WRwbnPibU5vdG1wbnnoModwfi9{OEO4PFUzOCd-MkizPFg2OjB:L3G+
Caco2 NILEe4hHfW6ldHnvckBie3OjeR?= NGDuSnkyPiCqcoO= MXvJcohq[mm2aX;uJI9nKE6DRT3t[YRq[XSnZDDVZoNtOi2QRVTEPEBkd26sdXfheIlwdiCrbjDoeY1idiCFYXPvNkBk\WyuczDh[pRmeiBzNjDodpMh[nliV3XzeIVzdiCkbH;0JIFv[Wy7c3nzMEBGSzVyIE2gN{41KM7:TT6= NUXsc3Y2RGFidHHy[4V1RSehYnzhcosoKGi{ZX[9K4h1fHC|Oj:vdJVjdWWmLn7jZokvdmyvLn7pbE5od3ZxMkmyN|I2PzlpPkK5NlMzPTd7PD;hQi=>
Caco2 MljESpVv[3Srb36gZZN{[Xl? NIT5OFcyPiCqcoO= NHXybndKdmirYnn0bY9vKG:oIF7BSU1u\WSrYYTl[EBW[mOuMj3OSWRFQCClb37qeYdifGmxbjDpckBpfW2jbjDDZYNwOiClZXzsd{Bi\nSncjCxOkBpenNiYomgW4V{fGW{bjDicI91KGGwYXz5d4l{NCCHQ{WwJF0hOy52IN88UU4> NVy1WJJ[RGFidHHy[4V1RSehYnzhcosoKGi{ZX[9K4h1fHC|Oj:vdJVjdWWmLn7jZokvdmyvLn7pbE5od3ZxMkmyN|I2PzlpPkK5NlMzPTd7PD;hQi=>
Caco2 M4nTTmN6fG:2b4jpZ4l1gSCjc4PhfS=> MXS3NkBpenN? NF:2c2VEgXSxdH;4bYNqfHliYXfhbY5{fCCqdX3hckBE[WOxMjDj[YxteyCjZoTldkA4OiCqcoOgZpkhVVSWIHHzd4F6NCCLQ{WwJF0hPC52IN88UU4> M1m0UlxiKHSjcnfleF0oZ2KuYX7rK{BpemWoPTfoeJRxezpxL4D1Zo1m\C6wY3LpMo5tdS6waXiu[493NzJ7MkOyOVc6Lz5{OUKzNlU4QTxxYU6=
Methods Test Index PMID
Western blot Culin 3 / CDT2 / CDT1 / SET8 / p21 / p-p53 / p-CHK1 / p-CHK2 / CHK2 / γH2AX / H2AX / PARP / c-PARP ; Culin 1 / WEE1 / p27 / p-H3 / cyclin B1 ; Cleaved caspase-3 / Cleaved PARP ; pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic proteins ; p-c-Jun / c-Jun ; p-H2A / p-CHK2 ; p-AKT / p-mTOR / p-70S6K 28838998 27224919 25782162 21914854 30402022
Immunofluorescence RhoB / VE-cadherin / F-actin 29358211
Growth inhibition assay Cell viability 27333051
In vivo MLN4924 (60 mg/kg) results in a dose- and time-dependent decrease of NEDD8–cullin levels as early as 30 min after administration in HCT-116 tumour-bearing mice, with maximal effect 1–2 hours post-dose. MLN4924 (60 mg/kg) also leads to a dose- and time-dependent increase in the steady state levels of NRF2 and CDT1 in HCT-116 tumour-bearing mice. MLN4924 (60 mg/kg) leads to DNA damage in the tumour indicated by the increased levels of phosphorylated CHK1 in HCT-116 tumour-bearing mice. MLN4924 administered on a BID schedule at 30 mg/kg and 60 mg/kg inhibits tumour growth with T/C values of 0.36 and 0.15, respectively, in mice bearing HCT-116 xenografts. [1] MLN4924 (60 mg/kg) blocks NAE pathway biomarkers and results in complete tumor growth inhibition in mice bearing human xenograft tumors of ABC- and GCB-DLBCL. MLN4924 (60 mg/kg) results in NF-kappaB pathway inhibition accompanied by tumor regressions in primary human tumor mice models of ABC-DLBCL. [2]

Protocol (from reference)

Kinase Assay:[1]
  • In vitro E1-activating enzyme assays:

    A time-resolved fluorescence energy transfer assay format is used to measure the in vitro activity of NAE. The enzymatic reaction, containing 50 μL 50 mM HEPES, pH 7.5, 0.05% BSA, 5 mM MgCl2, 20 μM ATP, 250 μM glutathione, 10 nM Ubc12–GST, 75 nM NEDD8–Flag and 0.3 nM recombinant human NAE enzyme, is incubated at 24 ℃ for 90 min in a 384-well plate, before termination with 25 μL of stop/detection buffer (0.1 M HEPES, pH 7.5, 0.05% Tween20, 20 mM EDTA, 410 mM KF, 0.53 nM Europium-Cryptate-labelled monoclonal Flag-M2-specific antibody and 8.125 μg/mL PHYCOLINK allophycocyanin (XL-APC)-labelled GST-specific antibody. After incubation for 2 hours at 24 ℃, the plate is read on the LJL Analyst HT Multi-Mode instrument using a time-resolved fluorescence method. A similar assay protocol is used to measure other E1 enzymes.

Cell Research:[1]
  • Cell lines: HCT-116 cells
  • Concentrations: 3 μM
  • Incubation Time: 72 hours
  • Method: Cell suspensions are seeded at 3,000–8,000 cells per well in 96-well culture plates and incubated overnight at 37 ℃. MLN4924 are added to the cells in complete growth media and incubated for 72  hours at 37 ℃. Cell number is quantified using the ATPlite assay.
Animal Research:[1]
  • Animal Models: mice bearing HCT-116 xenografts
  • Dosages: 60 mg/kg
  • Administration: Subcutaneously injection

Solubility (25°C)

In vitro

DMSO 88 mg/mL
(198.41 mM)
Water Insoluble
Ethanol '88 mg/mL

In vivo

Add solvents to the product individually and in order
(Data is from Selleck tests instead of citations):
5% DMSO+30% PEG 300+5% Tween 80+ddH2O
For best results, use promptly after mixing.


Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 443.52


CAS No. 905579-51-3
Storage 3 years -20°C powder
2 years -80°C in solvent
Smiles C1CC2=CC=CC=C2C1NC3=C4C=CN(C4=NC=N3)C5CC(C(C5)O)COS(=O)(=O)N

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment Interventions Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT04985656 Withdrawn Drug: Pevonedistat|Drug: Decitabine|Drug: Cedazuridine Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Takeda October 1 2021 Phase 2
NCT04800627 Recruiting Biological: Pembrolizumab|Drug: Pevonedistat Locally Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm|Metastatic Malignant Solid Neoplasm|Unresectable Malignant Solid Neoplasm M.D. Anderson Cancer Center March 29 2021 Phase 1|Phase 2
NCT04266795 Active not recruiting Drug: Pevonedistat|Drug: Venetoclax|Drug: Azacitidine Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Takeda October 13 2020 Phase 2
NCT04172844 Active not recruiting Drug: Azacitidine|Drug: Venetoclax|Drug: Pevonedistat Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Medical College of Wisconsin January 13 2020 Phase 1

(data from, updated on 2022-01-17)

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