1. Signaling Pathways
  2. Cell Cycle/DNA Damage
  3. LIM Kinase (LIMK)

LIM Kinase (LIMK)


LIM kinases (LIMKs) are important cell cytoskeleton regulators that play a prominent role in cancer manifestation and neuronal diseases. The LIMK family consists of two homologues, LIMK1 and LIMK2, which differ from one another in expression profile, intercellular localization, and function. The main substrate of LIMK is cofilin, a member of the actin-depolymerizing factor (ADF) protein family. When phosphorylated by LIMK, cofilin is inactive. LIMKs play a contributory role in several neurodevelopmental disorders and in cancer growth and metastasis.

LIM domain kinases (LIMK1 and 2) are substrate for Cdc42/Rac-PAK, and modulate actin dynamics by phosphorylating cofilin at serine-3. This modification inactivates cofilin’s actin severing and depolymerizing activity. LIMKs also translocate into the nucleus and regulate cell cycle progression. LIMKs are potential therapeutic targets for NF2 and other merlin-deficient tumors.

LIM Kinase (LIMK) Related Products (20):

Cat. No. Product Name Effect Purity
  • HY-18305
    Inhibitor 99.51%
    BMS-5 (LIMKi 3) is a potent LIMK inhibitor with IC50s of 7 nM and 8 nM for LIMK1 and LIMK2, respectively.
  • HY-136848
    SM1-71 (compound 5) is a potent TAK1 inhibitor, with a Ki of 160 nM, it also can covalently inhibit MKNK2, MAP2K1/2/3/4/6/7, GAK, AAK1, BMP2K, MAP3K7, MAPKAPK5, GSK3A/B, MAPK1/3, SRC, YES1, FGFR1, ZAK (MLTK), MAP3K1, LIMK1 and RSK2. SM1-71 can inhibit proliferation of multiple cancer cell lines.
  • HY-122630
    Inhibitor 98.01%
    TH-257 is a potent inhibitor of LIMK1 and LIMK2 with IC50 values of 84 nM and 39 nM for LIMK1 and LIMK2, respectively, and it can be used as a chemical probe for LIMK1 and LIMK2. TH-257 is an allosteric inhibitor targeting a binding pocket induced by an αC and DFG-out conformation. TH257 is exquisitely selective and no significant activity against the wider kinome has been observed in the KINOMEscan assay at 1 μM.
  • HY-18304
    Inhibitor 99.46%
    BMS-3 is a potent LIMK inhibitor with IC50s of 5 nM and 6 nM for LIMK1 and LIMK2, respectively.
  • HY-19353
    Inhibitor 98.74%
    SR7826 is a class of bis-aryl urea derived potent, selective and orally active LIM kinase (LIMK) inhibitor with an IC50 of 43 nM for LIMK1. SR7826 is >100-fold more selective for LIMK1 than ROCK and JNK kinases.
  • HY-14227
    LIMK-IN-1 (Compound 14) is an inhibitor of LIM-Kinase (LIMK), with IC50s of 0.5 nM and 0.9 nM for LIMK1 and LIMK2, respectively. LIMK-IN-1 can be used for ocular hypertension and associated glaucoma research.
  • HY-123345
    CRT 0105446
    CRT 0105446 (compound 22d) is a LIMK1 inhibitor, with an IC50 of 8 nM.
  • HY-P5455
    S3 Fragment
    S3 Fragment is a biological active peptide. (This peptide contains the unique amino-terminal phosphorylation site of Xenopus ADF/cofilin, the LIM kinase (LIMK) phosphorylation site. LIMK1 is a key regulator of the actin cytoskeleton through its phosphorylation of ADF/cofilin at serine-3 for inactivation. This peptide is a fragment of the S3 peptide containing the serine-3 sequence of ADF/cofilin that has been widely used as an effective competitive inhibitor of LIMK1.)
  • HY-19352
    Inhibitor 99.07%
    T56-LIMKi is a selective inhibitor of LIMK2; inhibits the growth of Panc-1 cells with an IC50 of 35.2 μM.
  • HY-148062
    RSS0680 (Example 22) is a bifunctional compound targeted protein degradation of kinases. RSS0680 degrades AAK1, CDK1, CDK16, CDK2, CDK4, CDK6, EIF2AK4, GAK, LATSl, LIMK2, MAPK6, MAPKAPK5, MARK2, MARK4, MKNK2, NEK9, RPS6KB1, SIK2, SNRK, STK17A, STK17B, STK35, and WEEl. RSS0680 can be used for research of disease or disorder mediated by aberrant kinase activity.
  • HY-120097
    Inhibitor 99.72%
    R-10015, a broad-spectrum antiviral compound for HIV infection, acts as a potent and selective inhibitor of LIM domain kinase (LIMK) and binds to the ATP-binding pocket, with an IC50 of 38 nM for human LIMK1.
  • HY-148063
    DB0614 (Example 21) is a bifunctional compound targeted protein degradation of kinases. DB0614 degrades AAK1, AURKA, BMP2K, CAMKK1, CDK16, CML, CDK6, EIF2AK2, FER, GAK, LCK, LIMK2, MAP3KH, MAPK8, MAPK9, NEK9, PLK4, PTK2B, SIK2, STK17A, STK17B, ULK1, ULK3, and WEE1. DB0614 can be used for research of disease or disorder mediated by aberrant kinase activity.
  • HY-137346
    DD-03-156 is a potent and selective degrader of CDK17 and LIMK2. The selectivity and potency of DD-03-156 is exquisite and makes an advanced starting point for the development of a chemical probe for the degradation of CDK17.
  • HY-148061
    DB1113 (Example 24) is a bifunctional compound targeted protein degradation of kinases. DB1113 degrades ABL1, ABL2, BLK, CDK11B, CDK4, CSK, EPHA3, FER, GAK, LIMK1, MAP3K20, MAP4K1, MAP4K2, MAP4K3, MAP4K5, MAPK14, MAPK7, MAPK8, MAPK9, MAPKAPK2, MAPKAPK3, NLK, PDIK1L, PTK2B, RIPK1, RPS6KA1, RPS6KA3, SIK2, SIK3, STK35, TNK2, and ULK1. DB1113 can be used for research of disease or disorder mediated by aberrant kinase activity.
  • HY-120025
    Inhibitor 99.91%
    CRT0105950 is a potent LIMK inhibitor, with IC50s of 0.3 nM and 1 nM for LIMK1 and LIMK2 respectively. CRT0105950 can be used for the research of cancer.
  • HY-128062
    LIMK1 inhibitor BMS-4
    Inhibitor ≥99.0%
    LIMK1 inhibitor BMS-4 is a LIM Kinase (LIMK) inhibitor targeting to LIMK1/2. LIMK1 inhibitor BMS-4 inhibits phosphorylation of cofilin, the LIMK substrate. However, LIMK1 inhibitor BMS-4 is noncytotoxic on A549 cells.
  • HY-151539
    Inhibitor 99.57%
    TH470 is a highly selective LIMK1/2 (LIM kinase1/2) inhibitor (LIMK1 IC50=9.8 nM; LIMK2 IC50=13 nM), and can be used in orphan disease research.
  • HY-N10868
    8β,9α-Dihydroxylindan-4(5),7(11)-dien-8alpha,12-olide (compound 3), a sesquiterpene, has anti-LIMK1 activity. 8β,9α-Dihydroxylindan-4(5),7(11)-dien-8alpha,12-olide has inhibitory property on cell motility.
  • HY-N8669
    Curcolonol is a furan type sesquiterpene. Curcolonol can be isolated from several medical herbs. Curcolonol has inhibitory activity for LIM kinase 1. Curcolonol can be used for the research of breast cancer.
  • HY-144438
    Aurora/LIM kinase-IN-1
    Aurora/LIM kinase-IN-1 (Compound F114) is a potent and dual inhibitor of aurora and lim kinase. Aurora kinases and lim kinases are involved in neoplastic cell division and cell motility, respectively. Aurora/LIM kinase-IN-1 inhibits GBM proliferation and invasion. Aurora/LIM kinase-IN-1 is a promising new scaffold for dual aurora/lim kinase inhibitors that may be used in future agent development efforts for GBM, and potentially other cancers.