Catalog No.S2718

For research use only.

TAK-901 is a novel inhibitor of Aurora A/B with IC50 of 21 nM/15 nM. It is not a potent inhibitor of cellular JAK2, c-Src or Abl. Phase 1.

TAK-901 Chemical Structure

CAS No. 934541-31-8

Selleck's TAK-901 has been cited by 6 Publications

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Biological Activity

Description TAK-901 is a novel inhibitor of Aurora A/B with IC50 of 21 nM/15 nM. It is not a potent inhibitor of cellular JAK2, c-Src or Abl. Phase 1.
JAK3 [2] c-Src [2] CLK2 [2] FGR [2] YES1 [2] Click to View More Targets
1.2 nM 1.3 nM <2.0 nM <2.0 nM <2.0 nM
In vitro

TAK-901 inhibits Aurora A-TPX2 and Aurora B-INCENP in tight binding, time-dependent manner. Dissociation of TAK-901 from Aurora B-INCENP is slow with at 1/2 of 920 minutes, and the affinity constant for TAK-901 binding to Aurora B-INCENP is determined to be 0.02 nM. TAK-901 induces inhibition of cell proliferation in cultured human cancer cell lines from different tissues with IC50s ranging from 40 to 500nM. Consistent with Aurora B inhibition, TAK-901 treatment produces polyploidy in human PC3 prostate cancer and HL60 acute myeloid leukemia cells as measured by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry. Examination of a broad panel of kinases reveals that multiple kinases, including FLT3, FGFR and the Src family kinases, are inhibited by TAK-901 with IC50 values similar to those for Aurora A and B. In cells, TAK-901 suppresses the Flt3 and FGFR2 autophosphorylation with IC50 values close to that of Aurora B as measured by cellular histone H3 phosphorylation, whereas the IC50s for inhibition of cellular Src and Bcr Abl are 20-fold weaker. In a panel of pathway specific reporter-based cell models, TAK-901 inhibits the NFkB and JAK/STAT pathways with submicromolar potency. [1]

Protocol (from reference)

Solubility (25°C)

In vitro

DMSO 101 mg/mL
(200.14 mM)
Water Insoluble
Ethanol Insoluble

In vivo

Add solvents to the product individually and in order
(Data is from Selleck tests instead of citations):
2% DMSO +30% PEG 300+2% Tween 80+ddH2O
For best results, use promptly after mixing.


* Please note that Selleck tests the solubility of all compounds in-house, and the actual solubility may differ slightly from published values. This is normal and is due to slight batch-to-batch variations.

Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 504.64


CAS No. 934541-31-8
Storage 3 years -20°C powder
2 years -80°C in solvent
Smiles CCS(=O)(=O)C1=CC=CC(=C1)C2=CC(=C(C3=C2C4=C(N3)N=CC(=C4)C)C)C(=O)NC5CCN(CC5)C

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Method for preparing in vivo formulation: Take μL DMSO master liquid, next addμL PEG300, mix and clarify, next addμL Tween 80, mix and clarify, next add μL ddH2O, mix and clarify.

Method for preparing in vivo formulation: Take μL DMSO master liquid, next add μL Corn oil, mix and clarify.

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Clinical Trial Information

NCT Number Recruitment Interventions Conditions Sponsor/Collaborators Start Date Phases
NCT00935844 Completed Drug: TAK-901 Advanced Solid Tumors|Lymphoma Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. October 2009 Phase 1
NCT00807677 Completed Drug: TAK-901 Acute Myeloid Leukemia|Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia|Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia|Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia|Multiple Myeloma|Waldenstrom''s Macroglobulinemia|Myelodysplastic Syndrome|Philadelphia Chromosome-negative CML|Myeloid Metaplasia|Myelofibrosis|Advanced Polycythemia|Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. March 2009 Phase 1

(data from https://clinicaltrials.gov, updated on 2022-01-17)

Tech Support

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