≥98% (HPLC)

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≥98% (HPLC)




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DMSO: >15 mg/mL

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AZD1152-HQPA has been used:
  • for the dose dependent inhibition of aurora kinase B (AURKB)
  • as a component to identify that, replication timing regulatory factor 1 (RIF1) and protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) are critical for the regulation of abscission timing in human cells
  • as a component to study the relevance of AURKB as a cancer therapeutic target

AZD1152-HQPA has been used as a specific inhibitor of aurora kinase B (AURKB) to examine the cell cycle stage the IRG (hit compound that induces an irregular nuclear shape)-treated cells accumulate and become senescent and also to study the roles of cyclin-dependent kinase 6 (CDK6) and AURKB in restricting enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection.


10, 50 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

AZD1152-HQPA is the active metabolite of AZD-1152, a potent selective Aurora Kinase B inhibitor. AZD1152 is 50-fold selective for Aurora kinase B over Aurora kinase C and over 1000-fold selective for Aurora kinase B over Aurora Kinase A. (IC50s: aurora-A, 1,369 nmol/L; aurora-B, 0.36 nmol/L; aurora-C, 17.0 nmol/L). It is converted in plasma to the active form AZD1152-HQPA, which has been shown to have antineoplastic activity in a variety of animal models and human cancer cell lines.

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AZD1152-HQPA has been expertly reviewed and recommended by the Chemical Probes Portal. For more information, please visit the AZD1152-HPQA probe summary on the Chemical Probes Portal website.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Cell-based screen for altered nuclear phenotypes reveals senescence progression in polyploid cells after Aurora kinase B inhibition
Sadaie M, et al.
Molecular Biology of the Cell, 26(17), 2971-2985 (2015)
Sandhya Noronha et al.
In vitro cellular & developmental biology. Animal, 54(1), 71-84 (2017-12-03)
Liposarcoma is a malignant soft tissue tumor that originates from adipose tissue and is one of the most frequently diagnosed soft tissue sarcomas in humans. There is great interest in identifying novel chemotherapeutic options for treating liposarcoma based upon molecular...
The RIF1-PP1 Axis Controls Abscission Timing in Human Cells
Bhowmick R, et al.
Current Biology (2019)
Human genome-wide RNAi screen reveals host factors required for enterovirus 71 replication
Wu KX, et al.
Nature Communications, 7, 13150-13150 (2016)
Xiaoxu Gang et al.
Gene, 599, 60-67 (2016-11-12)
Aurora B kinase, a member of serine/threonine kinase family, is the catalytic subunit of the chromosomal passenger complex and is essential for chromosome alignment, chromosome segregation, and cytokinesis during mitosis. Here, we cloned the full-length cDNA sequence of silkworm Aurora...

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