1. PI3K/Akt/mTOR
  2. PI3K

GDC-0941 dimethanesulfonate (Synonyms: Pictilisib dimethanesulfonate; GDC-0941 (2 MeSO3H salt); GDC-0941)

Cat. No.: HY-20180 Purity: 99.12%
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GDC-0941 dimethanesulfonate is a potent inhibitor of PI3Kα/δ with IC50 of 3 nM, with modest selectivity against p110β (11-fold) and p110γ (25-fold).

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GDC-0941 dimethanesulfonate Chemical Structure

GDC-0941 dimethanesulfonate Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 957054-33-0

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GDC-0941 dimethanesulfonate is a potent inhibitor of PI3Kα/δ with IC50 of 3 nM, with modest selectivity against p110β (11-fold) and p110γ (25-fold).

IC50 & Target

IC50: 3 nM (PI3Kα), 3 nM (PI3Kδ)[5]

In Vitro

GDC-0941 and docetaxel reduce tumor cell viability by 80% or greater in the breast cancer cell lines than single-agent treatment. GDC-0941 inhibits Akt phosphorylation and downstream targets of Akt signaling such as pPRAS40 and pS6 in Hs578T1.2 (PI3Kα wild-type), MCF7-neo/HER2 (PI3Kα-mutant), and MX-1 (PTEN-null) tumor models. GDC-0941 decreases the time of docetaxel-induced mitotic arrest prior to apoptosis[1]. GDC-0941 shows a high efficacy of antitumor activity in two gefitinib-resistant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines, A549 and H460. GDC-0941 is highly efficacious in combination with U0126 in inducing cell growth inhibition, G0-G1 arrest and cell apoptosis. H460 cells with activating mutations of PIK3CA are relatively more sensitive to GDC-0941 than A549 cells with wild-type PIK3CA[3]. GDC-0941 reduces PI3K pathway activity in both cell lines, illustrated by decreased pAK. GDC-0941 significantly reduces secreted VEGF detected in the medium after hypoxic/anoxic exposure in all cells[4].

In Vivo

GDC-0941 (150 mg/kg, p.o.) leads to tumor stasis in MCF7-neo/HER2-bearing animals model. GDC-0941 and docetaxel result in tumor regressions during the treatment period leading to enhanced antitumor responses[1]. Tumours in the GDC-0941-treated mice show a marked non-linear shrinkage, and when the GDC-0941 treatment ceased, the tumours in the test cohort mice grow again[2]. GDC-0941 (25 or 50 mg/kg) reduces tumor growth and PI3K and HIF-1 pathway activity in eGFP-FTC133 tumor-bearing mice[4].

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Concentration Volume Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.4167 mL 7.0837 mL 14.1673 mL
5 mM 0.2833 mL 1.4167 mL 2.8335 mL
10 mM 0.1417 mL 0.7084 mL 1.4167 mL
Please refer to the solubility information to select the appropriate solvent.
Cell Assay

Cells are treated at EC50 concentrations of GDC-0941, docetaxel, or both for 4 or 24 hours and lysed in 1×Cell Extraction Buffer supplemented with protease inhibitors and Phosphatase Inhibitor Cocktails 1 and 2. Protein concentrations are determined using the Pierce BCA Protein Assay Kit. For immunoblots, equal amounts of protein are separated by electrophoresis through NuPAGE Bis-Tris 10% gradient gels, transferred onto polyvinylidene difluoride membranes using the Criterion system, and probed with monospecific primary antibodies. Specific antigen-antibody interactions are detected with IRDye 680 or IRDye 800 infrared secondary antibodies using a LI-COR imaging system[1].
MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Animal Administration

GDC-0941 is formulated in MCT (0.5% methylcellulose, 0.2% Tween-80) (Mice)[1].

Female nu/nu mice are inoculated subcutaneously with MCF7-neo/HER2 or MX-1 breast cancer cells. When tumors reach a mean volume of 200 to 250 mm3, animals are size-matched and distributed into groups consisting of 10 animals per group. Docetaxel formulated in 3% EtOH, 97% saline is administered intravenously once weekly. GDC-0941, formulated in MCT (0.5% methylcellulose, 0.2% Tween-80) is dosed orally and daily. MAXF1162 is an HER2+/ER+/PR+ patient-derived breast cancer tumor xenograft model established by directly implanting tumors subcutaneously from patient to NMRI nu/nu mice. Tumor volume is calculated. Tumor sizes are recorded twice weekly over the course of a study.
MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Molecular Weight






Powder -20°C 3 years
  4°C 2 years
In solvent -80°C 6 months
  -20°C 1 month

Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere

Solvent & Solubility

10 mM in DMSO

* "<1 mg/mL" means slightly soluble or insoluble. "≥" means soluble, but saturation unknown.

Purity: 99.12%

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