Tofacitinib citrate

≥98% (HPLC)

Tasocitinib citrate salt, CP-690550-10, 3-[(3R,4R)-4-Methyl-3-[methyl-(7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino]piperidin-1-yl]-3-oxopropanenitrile citrate salt, (3R,4R)-4-Methyl-3-(methyl-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-ylamino)-β-oxo-1-piperidinepropanenitrile citrate salt
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C16H20N6O · C6H8O7
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≥98% (HPLC)






white to beige


DMSO: 5 mg/mL (clear solution; warmed)



storage temp.

room temp

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Gene Information

human ... JAK1(3716), JAK2(3717), JAK3(3718), TYK2(7297)

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General description

Tofacitinib is a synthetic molecule corresponding to a molecular weight of 312.4 Da and is permeable by transcellular diffusion.


Tofacitinib citrate has been used:
  • as a ligand for human serum albumin in fluorescence quenching, dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements, differential scanning calorimetry and molecular docking studies
  • as a medium supplement for full depth articular cartilage (FDC) explants to monitor cytokine-induced proteoglycan loss
  • as a Janus kinase inhibitor in MCF7 breast cancer cells


5, 25 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Tofacitinib is a potent inhibitor of Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) with some JAK-1 inhibitory activity as well. It blocks downstream STAT signaling resulting in potent inhibition of inflammatory cytokines with resultant immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory activity. Tofacitinib is being investigated for for several autoimmune disorders including, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and dry eye.

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Tofacitinib has been expertly reviewed and recommended by the Chemical Probes Portal. For more information, please visit the Tofacitinib probe summary on the Chemical Probes Portal website.
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Sold for research purposes under agreement from Pfizer Inc.
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NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Sung Hun Bae et al.
Pharmaceutics, 12(8) (2020-08-06)
Tofacitinib is a Jak inhibitor developed as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Tofacitinib is metabolized mainly through hepatic CYP3A1/2, followed by CYP2C11. Rheumatoid arthritis tends to increase renal toxicity due to drugs used for long-term treatment. In this study, pharmacokinetic...
Soumya S Rajan et al.
Oncogene, 39(10), 2103-2117 (2019-12-06)
Rational new strategies are needed to treat tumors resistant to kinase inhibitors. Mechanistic studies of resistance provide fertile ground for development of new approaches. Cancer drug addiction is a paradoxical resistance phenomenon, well-described in MEK-ERK-driven solid tumors, in which drug-target...
Ji Sang Lee et al.
Pharmaceutics, 11(7) (2019-07-10)
This study investigated the pharmacokinetics of tofacitinib in rats and the effects of first-pass metabolism on tofacitinib pharmacokinetics. Intravenous administration of 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg/kg tofacitinib showed that the dose-normalized area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time...
Phosphoproteome profiling reveals critical role of JAK-STAT signaling in maintaining chemoresistance in breast cancer
Nascimento AS, et al.
Testing, 8(70), 114756-114756 (2017)
Tofacitinib and TPCA-1 exert chondroprotective effects on extracellular matrix turnover in bovine articular cartilage ex vivo
Kjelgaard-Petersen CF, et al.
Biochemical Pharmacology (2018)
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