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Cat. No. M5276
MK-8617 Structure
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Quality Control
  • Current batch:
  • Purity >98%
  • COA
  • MSDS
Biological Activity

In vitro: MK-8617 is not a significant inhibitor of the cytochrome p450 enzymes in vitro (IC50), CYP1A2, 3A4, 2B6, 2C9, 2C19, or 2D6, >60 μM, and is a moderate reversible inhibitor of CYP2C8 at 1.6 μM in vitro. MK-8617 is inactive when screened at 10 μM against a general panel of 171 radioligand binding and enzymatic assays. In vivo: Tritiated MK-8617 exhibits minimal metabolic turnover in liver microsomes (+NADPH) from rat, dog, and monkey (<10% turover) but significant turnover in human liver microsomes (34% turnover) after 60 min (10 μM compound, 1 mg/mL microsomal protein). In terms of its pharmacokinetic profile, MK-8617 shows good oral bioavailability across species (36−71%), with low clearance and volume of distribution. The compound still has a relatively long elimination half-life across preclinical species. In mice (C57Bl/6), single doses of 5 and 15 mpk po (n = 3) causes increases in circulating reticulocytes measured on both 3 and 4 days postcompound challenge. In rat (Sprague−Dawley), a single dose titration of 1.5, 5, and 15 mpk po (n = 5) causes a large increase in serum erythropoietin(EPO) levels of 1.7-, 8-, and 204-fold relative to vehicle, respectively. Increases in circulating reticulocytes are observed at 5 and 15 mg/kg 3 days after challenge and, with the 15 mg dose, at 4 days after challenge.

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Animal Experiment
Animal models C57Bl/6 mice
Formulation DMSO/PEG400/water (5:40:55, v/v/v)
Dosages 1 mg/kg po, 0.5 mg/kg iv
Administration i.v or p.o
Conversion of different model animals based on BSA (Value based on data from FDA Draft Guidelines)
Species Mouse Rat Rabbit Guinea pig Hamster Dog
Weight (kg) 0.02 0.15 1.8 0.4 0.08 10
Body Surface Area (m2) 0.007 0.025 0.15 0.05 0.02 0.5
Km factor 3 6 12 8 5 20
Animal A (mg/kg) = Animal B (mg/kg) multiplied by  Animal B Km
Animal A Km

For example, to modify the dose of resveratrol used for a mouse (22.4 mg/kg) to a dose based on the BSA for a rat, multiply 22.4 mg/kg by the Km factor for a mouse and then divide by the Km factor for a rat. This calculation results in a rat equivalent dose for resveratrol of 11.2 mg/kg.

Chemical Information
Molecular Weight 443.45
Formula C24H21N5O4
CAS Number 1187990-87-9
Purity >98%
Solubility 88 mg/mL in DMSO
Storage at -20°C

Discovery of N-[Bis(4-methoxyphenyl)methyl]-4-hydroxy-2-(pyridazin-3-yl)pyrimidine-5-carboxamide (MK-8617), an Orally Active Pan-Inhibitor of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor Prolyl Hydroxylase 1-3 (HIF PHD1-3) for the Treatment of Anemia.
Debenham JS, et al. J Med Chem. 2016 Dec 22;59(24):11039-11049. PMID: 28002958.

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