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Reversine (656820-32-5)

Reversine, a small synthetic purine analogue (2,6-disubstituted purine), has been shown to be effective in tumor suppression. These effects of reversine are due to theinhibition of Aurora A and B.

Not Intended for Therapeutic Use. For research use only.

CAS: 656820-32-5 Category

Reversine (656820-32-5) Description

Reversine is a small molecule developed by the group of Peter G. Schultz, used for stem cell dedifferentiation. Reversine is also a novel Aurora kinases inhibitor that inhibits colony formation of human acute myeloid leukemia cells. Reversine inhibits the phosphorylation of histone H3, a direct downstream target of Aurora kinases. Similarly to the Aurora kinase inhibitor VX-680, reversine inhibited colony formation of leukemic cells from patients with acute myeloid leukemia but was significantly less toxic than VX-680 on cells from healthy donors.

Reversine, a novel Aurora kinases inhibitor, inhibits colony formation of human acute myeloid leukemia cells. Reversine is a potent inhibitor of Aurora A and B and is also an inhibitor of Aurora C kinase. Aurora A and B activities are inhibited by 80% and Aurora kinase C by 55%, already at a concentration of 0.5 μM, whereas no inhibition or only modest inhibition is observed on others kinases tested. In a second round of experiments, the IC50 of Reversine is determined on Aurora kinase A to be 400 nM, whereas Aurora kinase B and C IC50 are 500 and 400 nM, respectively. The IC50 is also determined on MEK1 is >1.5 μM and that the IC50 on muscle myosin (an analogue of nonmuscle myosin II) is 350 nM.


Reversine (656820-32-5) Specifications

Product Name Reversine
Synonyms Reversine.
Chemical Names N6-cyclohexyl-N2-(4-morpholinophenyl)-7H-purine-2,6-diamine
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 656820-32-5
Molecular Formula C21H27N7O
Molecular Weight 393.49
Monoisotopic Mass 393.22771 g/mol
MDL number MFCD07784513
InChi Code InChI=1S/C21H27N7O/c1-2-4-15(5-3-1)24-20-18-19(23-14-22-18)26-21(27-20)25-16-6-8-17(9-7-16)28-10-12-29-13-11-28/h6-9,14-15H,1-5,10-13H2,(H3,22,23,24,25,26,27)
Form Powder
Color Off-white solid
Solubility  Soluble in DMSO (~7-10 mg/ml)
Storage Temp.  −20°C
Shelf life >2 years if stored properly
Handling Protect from air and light
Application A small synthetic purine analogue (2,6-disubstituted purine)



RIDADR NONH for all modes of transport


[1]. Qin HX, Yang J, Cui HK, Li SP, Zhang W, Ding XL, Xia YH. Synergistic antitumor activity of reversine combined with aspirin in cervical carcinoma in vitro and in vivo. Cytotechnology. 2013 Aug;65(4):643-53. doi: 10.1007/s10616-012-9520-8. Epub 2013 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 23475158; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3720971.

[2]. Lu CH, Liu YW, Hua SC, Yu HI, Chang YP, Lee YR. Autophagy induction of reversine on human follicular thyroid cancer cells. Biomed Pharmacother. 2012 Dec;66(8):642-7. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2012.08.001. Epub 2012 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 23089471.

[3]. Hu X, Zhang X, Zhou Y, Yu Y, Xu H. [Research progress of cell dedifferentiation induced by reversine]. Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2012 Sep;26(9):1126-9. Review. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 23057363.

[4]. Kuo CH, Lu YC, Tseng YS, Shi CS, Chen SH, Chen PT, Wu FL, Chang YP, Lee YR. Reversine induces cell cycle arrest, polyploidy, and apoptosis in human breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer. 2012 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22926505.

[5]. Lv X, Zhu H, Bai Y, Chu Z, Hu Y, Cao H, Liu C, He X, Peng S, Gao Z, Yang C, Hua J. Reversine promotes porcine muscle derived stem cells (PMDSCs) differentiation into female germ-like cells. J Cell Biochem. 2012 Dec;113(12):3629-42. doi: 10.1002/jcb.24296. PubMed PMID: 22821411.