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5-Fluorouracil | CAS No. 51-21-8 | Thymidylate Synthetase Inhibitor
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Description: Thymidylate synthetase inhibitor
Alternative Names: 5-FU

Chemical Name: 5-Fluoro-2,4-(1H,3H)-pyrimidinedione

Purity: ≥99%

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Citations (2)

Biological Activity

5-Fluorouracil is an anticancer agent. Metabolized to form fluorodeoxyuridine monophosphate (FdUMP), fluorodeoxyuridine triphosphate (FdUTP) and fluorouridine (FUTP). FdUMP inhibits thymidylate synthase, causing a reduction in dTMP synthesis. FUTP and FdUTP are misincorporated into RNA and DNA respectively.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in ethanol
Store at +4°C

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Background References

  1. An alternative molecular mechanism of action of 5-fluorouracil, a potent anticancer drug.
    Ghoshal and Jacob
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 1997;53:1569
  2. Induction of thymidylate synthase as a 5-fluorouracil resistance mechanism.
    Peters et al.
    Biochim.Biophys.Acta., 2002;1587:194
  3. 5-Fluorouracil: mechanisms of action and clinical strategies.
    Longley et al.
    Nat.Rev.Cancer, 2003;3:330

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⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Fluorouracil, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity with developmental effects. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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