For research use only.

Catalog No.S7035

1 publication

XL388 Chemical Structure

CAS No. 1251156-08-7

XL388 is a highly potent, selective, ATP-competitive inhibitor of mTOR with IC50 of 9.9 nM, 1000-fold selectivity over the closely related PI3K kinases.

Selleck's XL388 has been cited by 1 publication

Purity & Quality Control

Choose Selective mTOR Inhibitors

Biological Activity

Description XL388 is a highly potent, selective, ATP-competitive inhibitor of mTOR with IC50 of 9.9 nM, 1000-fold selectivity over the closely related PI3K kinases.
mTORC1 [1]
mTOR [2] mTORC2 [1]
8 nM 9.9 nM 166 nM
In vitro

In MCF-7 cells, XL388 blocks mTORC1 phosphorylation of p70S6K (T389)with an IC50 value of 94 nM and blocks mTORC2 phosphorylationof AKT (S473) with an IC50 value of 350 nM. In vitro, XL388 inhibits the viability of solid and hematopoietic tumor cell lines. The proliferation IC50 is 1.37 μM in MCF-7 cell line. XL388 also synergizes with chemotherapeutics in cell-based assays to block cell viability. [1]

In vivo When dosed orally once daily in mice, XL388 shows robust anti-tumor activity in multiple xenograft models including > 100% tumor growth inhibition in the MCF-7 xenograft model. [1] XL388 displays good pharmacokinetics and oral exposure in multiple species with moderate bioavailability. The mean plasma protein binding of XL388 in human, monkey, dog, rat, and mouse plasma is evaluated at 5 μM and is determined to be 86%, 90%, 89%, 85%, and 84%, respectively. Oral administration of XL388 to athymic nude mice implanted with human tumor xenografts afforded significant and dose-dependent antitumor activity. Strong inhibition of both mTORC1 and mTORC2 is achieved 4−8 h following administration orally at 100 mg/kg. Modest inhibition (39−45%) of phosphorylation of the PI3K target AKT (T308) is also observed 4−8 h post dose.[2]


Animal Research:[2]
- Collapse
  • Animal Models: MCF-7 xenograft tumors
  • Dosages: 50, 100 mg/kg once daily
  • Administration: Orally
    (Only for Reference)

Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 23 mg/mL (50.49 mM)
Water Insoluble
Ethanol Insoluble
In vivo Add solvents to the product individually and in order(Data is from Selleck tests instead of citations):
30% PEG400+0.5% Tween80+5% propylene glycol
For best results, use promptly after mixing.
30 mg/mL

* 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 455.5


CAS No. 1251156-08-7
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms N/A
Smiles CC1=C(C=CC(=C1F)S(=O)(=O)C)C(=O)N2CCOC3=C(C2)C=C(C=C3)C4=CN=C(C=C4)N

In vivo Formulation Calculator (Clear solution)

Step 1: Enter information below (Recommended: An additional animal making an allowance for loss during the experiment)
Dosage mg/kg Average weight of animals g Dosing volume per animal ul Number of animals
Step 2: Enter the in vivo formulation ()
% DMSO % % Tween 80 % ddH2O

Bio Calculators

Molarity Calculator

Molarity Calculator

Calculate the mass, volume or concentration required for a solution. The Selleck molarity calculator is based on the following equation:

Mass (mg) = Concentration (mM) × Volume (mL) × Molecular Weight (g/mol)

  • Mass
    Molecular Weight

*When preparing stock solutions, please always use the batch-specific molecular weight of the product found on the via label and SDS / COA (available on product pages).

Dilution Calculator

Dilution Calculator

Calculate the dilution required to prepare a stock solution. The Selleck dilution calculator is based on the following equation:

Concentration (start) x Volume (start) = Concentration (final) x Volume (final)

This equation is commonly abbreviated as: C1V1 = C2V2 ( Input Output )

  • C1

* When preparing stock solutions always use the batch-specific molecular weight of the product found on the vial label and SDS / COA (available online).

The Serial Dilution Calculator Equation

  • Serial Dilutions

  • Computed Result

  • C1=C0/X C1: LOG(C1):
    C2=C1/X C2: LOG(C2):
    C3=C2/X C3: LOG(C3):
    C4=C3/X C4: LOG(C4):
    C5=C4/X C5: LOG(C5):
    C6=C5/X C6: LOG(C6):
    C7=C6/X C7: LOG(C7):
    C8=C7/X C8: LOG(C8):
Molecular Weight Calculator

Molecular Weight Calculator

Enter the chemical formula of a compound to calculate its molar mass and elemental composition:

Total Molecular Weight: g/mol

Tip: Chemical formula is case sensitive. C10H16N2O2 c10h16n2o2

Instructions to calculate molar mass (molecular weight) of a chemical compound:

To calculate molar mass of a chemical compound, please enter its chemical formula and click 'Calculate'.

Definitions of molecular mass, molecular weight, molar mass and molar weight:

Molecular mass (molecular weight) is the mass of one molecule of a substance and is expressed in the unified atomic mass units (u). (1 u is equal to 1/12 the mass of one atom of carbon-12)
Molar mass (molar weight) is the mass of one mole of a substance and is expressed in g/mol.

Molarity Calculator

Mass Concentration Volume Molecular Weight

Tech Support

Answers to questions you may have can be found in the inhibitor handling instructions. Topics include how to prepare stock solutions, how to store inhibitors, and issues that need special attention for cell-based assays and animal experiments.

Handling Instructions

Tel: +1-832-582-8158 Ext:3

If you have any other enquiries, please leave a message.

  • * Indicates a Required Field

mTOR Signaling Pathway Map

Related mTOR Products

Tags: buy XL388 | XL388 supplier | purchase XL388 | XL388 cost | XL388 manufacturer | order XL388 | XL388 distributor
Cell Lines Assay Type Concentration Incubation Time Formulation Activity Description PMID