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Y-27632 dihydrochloride Catalog No.GC10512

A ROCK1 inhibitor

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Cell experiment [1]:

Cell lines

Human (hu) and rat(r) prostatic smooth mus-cle cells (PSM)

Preparation method

The solubility of this compound in DMSO is >10 mM. General tips for obtaining a higher concentration: Please warm the tube at 37 °C for 10 minutes and/or shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20°C for several months.

Reaction Conditions

24h and 48 h; 100 μM


After identifying prostatic smooth muscle cells and confirming the expression of Rho-kinase in these cells we investigated whether the Rho-kinase inhibitor Y-27632 affected the viability and proliferation of these cells. In serum-free medium huPSM and rPSM were made quiescent for 24 hours. Cell viability using neutral red and MTT assays was assessed 24 and 48 hours after stimulating the cells with 1% serum in the absence and presence of Y-27632 (0.01 to 100 μM). The results of these assays showed that the number of the cells increased between the 24- and 48-hour incubation periods after re-stimulation with 1% serum. However, in the presence of Y-27632 the increase in the number of live cells was less than in the control group. This effect was concentration dependent.

Animal experiment [2]:

Animal models

Adult Swiss male albino mice

Dosage form

0.1 mg/kg/day; intrapertoneal injection


The drug was tested by histopathological examination showed that Y-27632 administration to EAC-bearing mice diminished pathological structure, to 60–70% degree, toward to normal intact histological structure especially in pre-carcinoma inoculation regime. Respect to this, ROCK inhibition by Y-27632 decreased significantly tumor invasion and metastasis. Our immunohistochemistry results showed that ROCK2 was mainly inhibited by Y-27632 in pre-carcinoma, but not in post-carcinoma, groups.

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[1] Rees R W, Foxwell N A, Ralph D J, et al. Y-27632, a Rho-kinase inhibitor, inhibits proliferation and adrenergic contraction of prostatic smooth muscle cells[J]. The Journal of urology, 2003, 170(6): 2517-2522.

[2] Isler D, Ozaslan M, Karagoz I D, et al. Antitumoral effect of a selective Rho-kinase inhibitor Y-27632 against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma in mice[J]. Pharmacological Reports, 2014, 66(1): 114-120.

Chemical Properties

Cas No. 129830-38-2 SDF
Synonyms y-27632, Y27632, Y-27632 dihydrochloride, Y 27632
Chemical Name 4-[(1R)-1-aminoethyl]-N-pyridin-4-ylcyclohexane-1-carboxamide
Formula C14H21N3O.2HCl M.Wt 320.26
Solubility 64mg/mL(199.84mM) in DMSO (warm with 50°C water bath), 64mg/mL(199.84mM) in Water Storage Store at -20°C
General tips For obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.
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Y-27632 dihydrochloride is a small-molecule inhibitor of Rho-associated protein kinase p160ROCK with the IC50 of 140 nM. Y-27632 suppresses the kinase activity of both ROCK-1 and ROCK-2 in vitro, and this compound inhibits the kinases by binding to the catalytic site of ROCK-1 and ROCK-2. Thus Y-27632 function on Rho-mediated stress fiber formation, the G1-S phase progression and cytokinesis.


1. Pharmacological properties of Y-27632, a specific inhibitor of rho-associated kinases. T Ishizaki, M Uehata, I Tamechika, J Keel Molecular Pharmacology 2000

2. A ROCK inhibitor permits survival of dissociated human embryonic stem cells K Watanabe, M Ueno, D Kamiya, A Nishiyama. Nature Biotechnology. 2007