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Activators & Inhibitors
Chemical Modulators

Nilotinib #12209

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Chemical structure of nilotinib.

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Western blot analysis of extracts from K562 cells untreated (-) or treated with Nilotinib (+) at 1uM for 24 hours, using Phospho-CrkL (Tyr207) Antibody #3181 (upper), CrkL (D4G7G) Rabbit mAb #38710 (middle) and B-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower).

Product Usage Information

Nilotinib is supplied as a lyophilized powder. For a 5 mM stock, reconstitute the 5 mg in 1.89 ml DMSO. Working concentrations and length of treatment can vary depending on the desired effect, but it is typically used at 10-1000 nM for 2-72 hr. Nilotinib is soluble in DMSO at 50 mg/ml; very poorly soluble in ethanol and water with maximum solubility in water at ~10-20 µM.


Store lyophilized or in solution at -20ºC, desiccated. Protect from light. In lyophilized form, the chemical is stable for 24 months. Once in solution, use within 3 months to prevent loss of potency. Aliquot to avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles.

Product Description

Molecular Weight:

529.52 g/mol



Molecular Formula:



Nilotinib (AMN-107) is a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor that potently inhibits Bcr-Abl. Nilotinib is more effective than imatinib at decreasing the proliferation and viability in cells expressing wild-type Bcr-Abl and is active against many imatinib-resistant Bcr-Abl mutants, with the exception of T315I (1-4). Nilotinib has been shown to inhibit Abl activity in cells expressing wild-type Abl and imatinib-resistant mutant Abl, with ~20-fold greater potency than imatinib. Nilotinib is similarly effective at inhibiting Abl autophosphorylation (3). Research studies have demonstrated that nilotinib treatment of Bcr-Abl-expressing K-562 cells attenuates Stat5 and CrkL phosphorylation, decreases Bcl-xL and c-Myc expression, induces p27 and Bim expression, and induces PARP cleavage. Many of these effects are enhanced by cotreatment with the histone deacetylase inhibitor LBH589 (5).

  1. Weisberg, E. et al. (2006) Br J Cancer 94, 1765-9.
  2. Golemovic, M. et al. (2005) Clin Cancer Res 11, 4941-7.
  3. O'Hare, T. et al. (2005) Cancer Res 65, 4500-5.
  4. Weisberg, E. et al. (2005) Cancer Cell 7, 129-41.
  5. Fiskus, W. et al. (2006) Blood 108, 645-52.
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5 mg $ 108