Catalog No.S7289 Synonyms: PFK-015

For research use only.

PFK15 (PFK-015) is a potent and selective 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase (PFKFB3) inhibitor with IC50 of 207 nM.

PFK15 Chemical Structure

CAS No. 4382-63-2

Selleck's PFK15 has been cited by 16 publications

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Biological Activity

Description PFK15 (PFK-015) is a potent and selective 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase (PFKFB3) inhibitor with IC50 of 207 nM.
PFKFB3 [1]
(Cell-free assay)
207 nM
In vitro

PFK15 produces potent growth inhibition in a series of cancer cells. In Jurkat T-cell leukemia cells and H522 lung adenocarcinoma cells, PFK15 also reduces F26BP, glucose uptake, and intracellular ATP level. [1]

Methods Test Index PMID
Western blot Cyclin E1 / CDK2 / Cyclin D1 / CDK4 / CDK6 / E2F1 / Rb / p-Rb 27669567
Growth inhibition assay Cell viability 27669567
In vivo In vivo, PFK15 has adequate pharmacokinetic properties. PFK15 (25 mg/kg i.p.) suppresses the growth, metastatic spread, and glucose metabolism of LLC tumors in syngeneic mice. In three human xenograft models of cancer in athymic mice, PFK15 also yields antitumor effects that are comparable to approved chemotherapeutic agents. [1]

Protocol (from reference)

Kinase Assay:


  • Recombinant PFKFB3 assay:

    Kinase reactions are conducted by incubating 13 ng of recombinant human PFKFB3 protein in a reaction mix containing 10 μmol/L ATP, 10 μmol/L F6P, and either dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) vehicle control, 3PO, or PFK15 for 1 hour at room temperature. Kinase activity is measured with the Adapta Universal Kinase Assay per manufacturer

Cell Research:


  • Cell lines: 59 cancer cell lines
  • Concentrations: ~30 μM
  • Incubation Time: 48 hours
  • Method:

    Viability is determined using trypan blue exclusion. Cells were incubated in 20% trypan blue for 5 minutes. Cells excluding trypan blue are counted using a standard hemocytometer to determine the total number of viable cells. Experiments are conducted in triplicate.

Animal Research:


  • Animal Models: C57Bl/6 mice bearing LLC xenografts, Balb/C athymic mice bearing CT26, U-87 MG, or BxPC-3 xenografts.
  • Dosages: 25 mg/kg every 3 days
  • Administration: i.p.

Solubility (25°C)

In vitro

In vivo

Add solvents to the product individually and in order
(Data is from Selleck tests instead of citations):
5% DMSO+40% PEG 300+5% Tween 80+50% ddH2O
For best results, use promptly after mixing.


Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 260.29

C17 H12 N2 O

CAS No. 4382-63-2
Storage 3 years -20°C powder
2 years -80°C in solvent
Smiles C1=CC=C2C(=C1)C=CC(=N2)C=CC(=O)C3=CC=NC=C3

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