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LY 294002

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LY294002, a well-known PI3K signaling pathway inhibitor, is the first synthetic PI3Kα, δ and β inhibitor with IC50 of 500nM, 570nM and 970nM, respectively.

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Kinase experiment [1]:

Preparation Method

PI3K inhibition by LY294002 was determined in a radiometric assay using purified, recombinant enzymes (class IA and class IB) with 1 µM ATP. The kinase reaction was carried out for 1 h at room temperature (24 ℃) and was terminated by addition of PBS.

Reaction Conditions

10µM, 1 h at room temperature


LY294002 not only binds to class I PI3Ks and other PI3K-related kinases, but also to novel targets unrelated to the PI3K family.

Cell experiment [2]:

Cell lines


Reaction Conditions

10µM/L,incubate for 24 and 48h at 37 ℃, 5% CO2


LY294002 and DNR were able to inhibit the growth of K562 cells and promote apoptosis in time- and concentration-dependent manner (P<0.05), both the cell proliferation-inhibiting rate and apoptosis rate in combination therapy group were higher than that in DNR-monotherapy group (P<0.05). After K562 cells treated by LY294002 combined DNR for 36 h, the cells were statistically significantly reduced in G2/M phase (P<0.05), as compared with control group and DNR group. Compared with DNR group, the cell level of G0/G1 phase raised (P<0.05) and cell level of S phase decreased (P>0.05). Compared with DNR group, the expression of SKP2 and BCL-2 mRNA decreased, and the expression of P27 mRNA increased in the combination therapy group (P<0.05).

Animal experiment [3]:

Animal models

Male Wistar rats, weighting 180~200g

Preparation Method

Rats were randomly separated into four groups (with 10 rats in each group): control group, DOI treated group, DOI treated with tiapride group, DOI treated with LY294002 group. Tourette Syndrome was induced in rats by DOI intraperitoneal injection at dosage of 1 mg/kg, once daily for 21 days continuously.

Dosage form

25µg/kg dissolved in 10% dimethyl sulfoxide,intracerebroventricularly injected


LY294002 treatment significantly relieved Tourette syndrome induced by DOI, 5HT2A/c receptor agonist and reduced PI3K/Akt/NF-κB mediated neuroinflammation.


[1]. Gharbi SI, Zvelebil MJ, et al. Exploring the specificity of the PI3K family inhibitor LY294002. Biochem J. 2007 May 15;404(1):15-21.

[2]. Geng YH, Wu WJ, et al. LY294002 Enhaces Chemosensitivity of K562 Cells to Daunorubicin. Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. 2020 Feb;28(1):110-118.

[3]. Hongyan L, et al. LY294002, a PI3K inhibitor, attenuates Tourette syndrome in rats. Metab Brain Dis. 2017 Oct;32(5):1619-1625.


LY294002, a well-known PI3K signaling pathway inhibitor, is the first synthetic PI3Kα, δ and β inhibitor with IC50 of 500nM, 570nM and 970nM, respectively. LY294002 is not exclusively selective for the PI3Ks, and could in fact act on other lipid kinases and additional apparently unrelated proteins.[1]

When LY294002 was added to NPC cells with different concentrations, levels of phosphorylation (S473) Akt were decreased in treated NPC cells, exhibiting a dose-response effect. LY294002 markedly inhibited NPC CNE-2Z cell growth, proliferation, and induced apoptosis in vitro and in vivo[2]. The PI3k/AKT pathway is constitutively activated in a majority of human pancreatic cancer cell lines and the pathway is a promising target for therapeutic intervention. LY294002 produce apoptosis and antiproliferative effects on pancreatic carcinoma cells in vivo and in vitro.[3]

LY294002(1.2 mg/kg) was given together with leptin (60 µg/kg) once daily for 14 days via the intraperitoneal (i.p.) route. The result found that body weight in leptin+LY294002-treated rats decreased significantly and STEH was higher (p < 0.001). Ratio of testicular phosphor-Akt/total Akt was significantly higher in leptin+LY294002-treated rats (p < 0.001). The adverse effects of leptin were prevented by concurrent administration of LY294002, suggest the potential involvement of the PI3K signaling pathway in leptin-induced detrimental effects on spermatozoa. [4]

[1].Gharbi SI, Zvelebil MJ, et al. Exploring the specificity of the PI3K family inhibitor LY294002. Biochem J. 2007 May 15;404(1):15-21.
[2]. Jiang H, Fan D, et al. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor (LY294002) induces apoptosis of human nasopharyngeal carcinoma in vitro and in vivo. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Apr 22;29(1):34.
[3].Bondar VM, Sweeney-Gotsch B, et al. Inhibition of the phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase-AKT pathway induces apoptosis in pancreatic carcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo. Mol Cancer Ther. 2002 Oct;1(12):989-97. PMID: 12481421.
[4].Almabhouh FA, et al. LY294002, a PI3K pathway inhibitor, prevents leptin-induced adverse effects on spermatozoa in Sprague-Dawley rats. Andrologia. 2019 Apr;51(3):e13196.

Chemical Properties

Cas No. 154447-36-6 SDF
别名 N/A
化学名 2-morpholin-4-yl-8-phenylchromen-4-one
Canonical SMILES C1COCCN1C2=CC(=O)C3=C(O2)C(=CC=C3)C4=CC=CC=C4
分子式 C19H17NO3 分子量 307.34
溶解度 ≥ 40.37mg/mL in DMSO, ≥ 13.55mg/mL in EtOH 储存条件 Store at -20°C
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Research Update

LY 294002 enhances the chemosensitivity of liver cancer to oxaliplatin by blocking the PI3K/AKT/HIF‑1α pathway

Mol Med Rep2021 Jul;24(1):508.PMID: 33982772DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2021.12147

Liver cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide. The therapeutic effect of oxaliplatin on liver cancer is often limited by acquired resistance of the cancer cells. Abnormal activation of the PI3K/AKT pathway plays an important role in the acquired resistance of oxaliplatin. The present study investigated the effects of the PI3K inhibitor LY 294002 and AKT inhibitor MK2206 on the chemosensitivity of oxaliplatin‑resistant liver cancer cells and the molecular mechanism involved. An oxaliplatin‑resistant liver cancer cell line HepG2R was developed. MTT assay, clone formation experiments, flow cytometry and Annexin V‑FITC/PI staining were used to determine the proliferation, cycle and apoptosis of HepG2R cells when oxaliplatin was combined with LY 294002 or MK2206 treatment. The effects of LY 294002 and MK‑2206 on the abnormal activation of PI3K/AKT pathway and hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)‑1α protein level in HepG2R cells were detected using western blotting. The results indicated that the PI3K/AKT pathway is stably activated in HepG2R cells. Compared with the AKT inhibitor MK2206, the PI3K inhibitor LY 294002 more effectively downregulated the phosphorylation levels of p85, p110α, p110β, p110γ and AKT in the PI3K/AKT pathway in HepG2R cells, and more effectively inhibited the proliferation of the cells. LY 294002 enhanced the chemotherapy sensitivity of HepG2R cells to oxaliplatin by inducing G0/G1 phase arrest and increasing the proportion of apoptotic cells. In addition, LY 294002 reduced the level of HIF‑1α, which is highly expressed in HepG2R cells. It was concluded that LY 294002 enhanced the chemosensitivity of liver cancer cells to oxaliplatin by inhibiting the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway, which may be related to the inhibition of HIF‑1α expression. These findings may have clinical significance for the treatment of oxaliplatin‑resistant liver cancer.

LY 294002 [2-(4-morpholinyl)-8-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one] affects calcium signaling in airway smooth muscle cells independently of phosphoinositide 3-kinase inhibition

J Pharmacol Exp Ther2004 Nov;311(2):787-93.PMID: 15194708DOI: 10.1124/jpet.104.069013

Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) may potentially influence intracellular [Ca(2+)](i) concentration by several mechanisms. We have investigated the effects of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors wortmannin and LY 294002 [2-(4-morpholinyl)-8-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one] on Ca(2+) signaling in rat airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells using fura-2 and imaging methodology. Wortmannin (1 microM) and LY 294002 (1 and 10 microM) had opposite effects: wortmannin caused a small increase, whereas LY 294002 caused a significant decrease of peak Ca(2+) responses to serotonin (5-HT). LY 294002 (10 microM) diminished 5-HT-induced ASM cell contraction, measured as a change in cell surface area, and inositol phosphate formation, measured by anion exchange chromatography. Thin layer chromatography revealed that the levels of phospholipase C (PLC) substrate phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate were not affected. SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and Western blotting have shown that both wortmannin and LY 294002 inhibited platelet-derived growth factor-induced PI3K activation. However, PI3K activation could not be detected after 5-HT stimulation. The specific casein kinase-2 (CK2) inhibitor 5,6-dichloro-1-beta-d-ribofuranosyl-benzimidazole (10-40 microM) reduced 5-HT-triggered responses to a similar extent as LY 294002. We conclude that LY 294002 modulates Ca(2+) signaling in rat ASM independently of its action on PI3K by acting on, or upstream of, PLC, possibly by inhibiting CK2.

LY 294002 inhibits adenosine receptor activation by a mechanism independent of effects on PI-3 kinase or casein kinase II

Purinergic Signal2005 Dec;1(4):389-94.PMID: 18404524DOI: 10.1007/s11302-005-0778-6

Adenosine reduces both evoked and spontaneous calcium-dependent acetylcholine (ACh) release through a mechanism downstream of calcium entry at amphibian motor nerve endings (Silinsky EM. J Physiol 1984; 346: 243-56). LY 294002 (2-(4-morpholinyl)-8-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one), an inhibitor of both phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI-3 kinase) and casein kinase II, has been reported to increase spontaneous ACh release reflected in miniature endplate potential (MEPP) frequencies independently of intraterminal calcium at the frog neuromuscular junction (Rizzoli SO, Betz WJ. J Neurosci 2002; 22: 10680-9). It has been suggested that the increase in MEPP frequency caused by LY 294002, is mediated through an action on synaptotagmins, vesicle associated calcium sensors believed to trigger synaptic vesicle exocytosis. We thus examined the effects of adenosine on MEPP frequencies and evoked ACh release reflected as endplate potentials (EPPs) in order to determine if the presumed calcium-independent ACh release is affected by adenosine. We also wanted to determine if PI-3 kinase or casein kinase II is involved in mediating or modulating the inhibitory effects of adenosine. To these ends, we examined the effects of adenosine in the presence of LY 294002, wortmannin (a highly selective the PI-3 kinase inhibitor), or DRB (5,6-dichlorobenzimidazole riboside, an inhibitor of casein kinase II). LY 294002 reduced the sensitivity of both MEPP frequencies and the nerve-evoked calcium dependent EPPs to adenosine. The occlusive effects of LY 294002 on the actions of adenosine on MEPPs and EPPs were overcome by increasing adenosine concentration. Neither wortmannin nor DRB had any effect on the sensitivity of the EPPs to adenosine indicating that neither PI-3 kinase nor casein kinase II inhibition mediates the reduction in motor-nerve terminal sensitivity to adenosine produced by LY 294002. The results indicate a competitive relationship between LY 294002 and adenosine at A(1) receptors at the frog neuromuscular junction. This effect is independent of the previously described effects of LY 294002 on the exocytotic process, and is also independent of PI-3 kinase or casein kinase II.

LY 294002-inhibitable PI 3-kinase and regulation of baseline rates of Na(+) transport in A6 epithelia

Am J Physiol Cell Physiol2000 Jul;279(1):C236-47.PMID: 10898735DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.2000.279.1.C236

Blocker-induced noise analysis of epithelial Na(+) channels (ENaCs) was used to investigate how inhibition of an LY 294002-sensitive phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) alters Na(+) transport in unstimulated and aldosterone-prestimulated A6 epithelia. From baseline Na(+) transport rates (I(Na)) of 4.0 +/- 0.1 (unstimulated) and 9.1 +/- 0.9 microA/cm(2) (aldosterone), 10 microM LY 294002 caused, following a relatively small initial increase of transport, a completely reversible inhibition of transport within 90 min to 33 +/- 6% and 38 +/- 2% of respective baseline values. Initial increases of transport could be attributed to increases of channel open probability (P(o)) within 5 min to 143 +/- 17% (unstimulated) and 142 +/- 10% of control (aldosterone) from baseline P(o) averaging near 0.5. Inhibition of transport was due to much slower decreases of functional channel densities (N(T)) to 28 +/- 4% (unstimulated) and 35 +/- 3% (aldosterone) of control at 90 min. LY 294002 (50 microM) caused larger but completely reversible increases of P(o) (215 +/- 38% of control at 5 min) and more rapid but only slightly larger decreases of N(T). Basolateral exposure to LY 294002 induced no detectable effect on transport, P(o) or N(T). We conclude that an LY 294002-sensitive PI 3-kinase plays an important role in regulation of transport by modulating N(T) and P(o) of ENaCs, but only when presented to apical surfaces of the cells.

The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor LY 294002 inhibits GlyT1-mediated glycine uptake

Brain Res2008 Aug 28;1227:42-51.PMID: 18621031DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2008.06.078

The actions of neurotransmitter glycine are regulated by the Na+/Cl(-) dependent high-affinity glycine transporters, GlyT1 and GlyT2. These two members of the SLC6 transport family have been cloned and extensively characterized, however relatively little is known regarding their modulation. In the present study, glycine uptake in primary cultures of rat embryonic cortex has been characterized and the effects of the phosphatidylinositol 3 (PI3) kinase inhibitors LY 294002 and wortmannin on GlyT1- and GlyT2-mediated glycine uptake were investigated. GlyT1 inhibitors ALX 5407 and sarcosine reduced total glycine uptake to 80% whereas the specific GlyT2 inhibitor Org 25543 had no effect. In the presence of alanine, glycine uptake was completely blocked by the GlyT1 inhibitors ALX 5407 and sarcosine, suggesting that the high-affinity glycine uptake occurs predominantly via GlyT1. Kinetic analysis of GlyT1 revealed the Km value of 27+/-1.5 microM and Vmax value of 157+/-14 pmol/mg/min. LY 294002, a PI3 kinase inhibitor, blocked the GlyT1-mediated glycine uptake with an IC50 value of 81+/-2 microM, whereas another inhibitor wortmannin did not show any effect. In human placental choriocarcinoma (JAR) cells, which have been previously shown to predominantly express GlyT1a, LY 294002 showed a similar potency with an IC50 value of 86+/-3 microM. Immunoblots demonstrated that LY 294002 and wortmannin inhibited PI3 kinase-dependent Akt phosphorylation in the primary cultures with IC50 values of 10+/-4 microM and 7+/-1 nM, respectively. These results suggest that the commonly used PI3 kinase blocker LY 294002 may modulate GlyT1 function independent of PI3 kinase inhibition. Kinetic analysis in the presence of LY 294002 demonstrated significant decreases of both Km and Vmax values, suggesting a mechanism of uncompetitive inhibition on GlyT1-mediated glycine uptake. In addition, glycine release was blocked by LY 294002. These results raised a possibility that LY 294002 might interact with GlyT1.