Tyrphostin AG 879

Catalog No.S2816 Synonyms: AG 879

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Tyrphostin AG 879 potently inhibits HER2/ErbB2 with IC50 of 1 μM, 100- and 500-fold higher selective to ErbB2 than PDGFR and EGFR.

Tyrphostin AG 879 Chemical Structure

CAS No. 148741-30-4

Selleck's Tyrphostin AG 879 has been cited by 2 Publications

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Description Tyrphostin AG 879 potently inhibits HER2/ErbB2 with IC50 of 1 μM, 100- and 500-fold higher selective to ErbB2 than PDGFR and EGFR.
HER2-Neu [6]
(Cell-free assay)
Trk [6]
(Cell-free assay)
1.0 μM 10 μM
In vitro

AG879 inhibits growth of FET6αS26X cells in a concentration-dependent manner. [1] AG879(10 nM) blocks the activation of PAK1 and suppresses RAS-induced malignant transformation of NIH 3T3 cells. AG879(<1 μM) inhibits the Tyr-phosphorylation of ERK and its association with PAK1 in v-Ha-RAS-transformed NIH 3T3 fibroblasts. [2] AG 879 dose-dependently reduce MCF-7 cell numbers and show already a significant effect at 0.4 mM through inhibiting DNA synthesis and mitotic. AG 879(<20 μM) inhibits activation of ERK-1/2 in MCF-7 cell. AG 879(5 μM) decreases expression of Hsp90 client proteins RAF-1 and HER-2. [3] AG879(20 μM) dramatically decreases proliferation with a variable increase in apoptosis in Cell lines from human leiomyosarcoma (HTB-114, HTB-115, HTB-88), rhabdomyosarcoma (HTB-82, TE-671), prostatic adenocarcinoma (PC-3), acute promyelocytic leukemia (HL-60) and histiocytic lymphoma (U-937). [4]

In vivo AG879(2 mg) induces a decrease in cancer growth in athymic NOD/SCID mice grafted with HTB-114 or HL-60. [4] AG 879(20 mg/kg) treatment keeps 50% of mice absolutely free of RAS-induced sarcomas, and dramatically reduces the size of the growing sarcomas in the nude mice carrying v-Ha-RAS transformed NIH 3T3 cells. [5]

Protocol (from reference)

Cell Research:


  • Cell lines: MCF-7 cells
  • Concentrations: 20 μM
  • Incubation Time: 46 hours
  • Method:

    Cells are grown in 96-well plates containing 100 μL medium per well. Ten microliters of MTT solution (5 mg/ml in PBS) is added to each well and incubation continued for 4 h at 37 °C. Subsequently, 100 μL 10% SDS in 0.01 M HCl is added. After incubation at 37°C overnight, absorption is measured at 550 nm in an ELISA reader using a reference filter of 690 nm.

Animal Research:


  • Animal Models: nude mice carrying v-Ha-RAS transformed NIH 3T3 cells
  • Dosages: 20 mg/kg
  • Administration: Intraperitoneally administrated on days 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, and 17.

Solubility (25°C)

In vitro

In vivo

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(Data is from Selleck tests instead of citations):
1% DMSO+30% polyethylene glycol+1% Tween 80
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30 mg/mL

Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 316.46


CAS No. 148741-30-4
Storage 3 years -20°C powder
2 years -80°C in solvent
Smiles CC(C)(C)C1=CC(=CC(=C1O)C(C)(C)C)C=C(C#N)C(=S)N

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