1. Cell Cycle/DNA Damage
  2. LIM Kinase (LIMK)
  3. BMS-3


Cat. No.: HY-18304 Purity: 99.98%
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BMS-3 is a potent LIMK inhibitor with IC50s of 5 nM and 6 nM for LIMK1 and LIMK2, respectively.

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BMS-3 Chemical Structure

BMS-3 Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 1338247-30-5

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BMS-3 is a potent LIMK inhibitor with IC50s of 5 nM and 6 nM for LIMK1 and LIMK2, respectively.

IC50 & Target[1]


5 nM (IC50)


6 nM (IC50)

In Vitro

BMS-3 (Compound 2) causes a dose-dependent reduction in cell count and induces mitotic arrest by increases in total nuclear DNA intensity and histone H3 phosphorylation after 24 h treatment in A549 human lung cancer cells. BMS-3 inhibits A549 human lung cancer cells with EC50 value of 154 nM[1]. BMS-3 is used to demonstrate the direct participation of LIMK1 in the phosphorylation of Cofilin. Inhibition of p-LIMK with 1-50 μM of BMS-3 results in a dose-dependent decrease of p-Cofilin after 10 min incubation in capacitating conditions. As a control, sperm are also incubated for 10 min under non-capacitating conditions which result in low levels of p-Cofilin. In the presence of 1 or 50 μM of BMS-3, actin polymerization levels are significantly lower compared to controls (DMSO). Mouse sperm are incubated under capacitating conditions for 90 min in the presence or absence of increasing concentrations of p-LIMK inhibitor BMS-3 (0, 1, 10 and 50 μM). The increasing concentrations of BMS-3 result in a strong decrease on the percentage of sperm that undergoes acrosomal exocytosis after stimulation with 20 μM of Progesterone[2].

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Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere.

Powder -20°C 3 years
  4°C 2 years
In solvent -80°C 6 months
  -20°C 1 month
Solvent & Solubility
In Vitro: 

DMSO : ≥ 100 mg/mL (232.95 mM)

*"≥" means soluble, but saturation unknown.

Stock Solutions
Concentration Solvent Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.3295 mL 11.6477 mL 23.2954 mL
5 mM 0.4659 mL 2.3295 mL 4.6591 mL
10 mM 0.2330 mL 1.1648 mL 2.3295 mL
*Please refer to the solubility information to select the appropriate solvent.
In Vivo:
  • 1.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    40% PEG300    5% Tween-80    45% saline

    Solubility: ≥ 2.5 mg/mL (5.82 mM); Clear solution

  • 2.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% (20% SBE-β-CD in saline)

    Solubility: ≥ 2.5 mg/mL (5.82 mM); Clear solution

  • 3.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% corn oil

    Solubility: ≥ 2.5 mg/mL (5.82 mM); Clear solution

*All of the co-solvents are provided by MCE.
Kinase Assay

The protein kinase domains of human LIMK1 and LIMK2 are expressed as glutathione S-transferase fusion proteins using the Bac-to-Bac system in Sf9 cells. Compounds 1 to 6 (e.g., BMS-3) are assayed for inhibition of LIMK1 and LIMK2 protein kinase activity by radioactive phosphate incorporation into biotinylated full-length human destrin. Reactions are done with a concentration series of compound in 25 mM HEPES, 100 mM NaCl, 5 mM MgCl2, 5 mM MnCl2, 1 μM total ATP, 83 μg/mL biotinylated destrin, 167 ng/mL glutathione S-transferase-LIMK1, or 835 ng/mL glutathione S-transferase-LIMK2 in a total volume of 60 μL at room temperature for 30 min (LIMK1) or 60 min (LIMK2). Reactions are terminated by addition of 140 μL of 20% TCA/100 mM sodium pyrophosphate, and the precipitates are harvested onto GF/C unifilter plates. The radioactivity incorporated is determined using a TopCount after addition of 35 μL Microscint scintillation fluid[1].

MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

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