Chemical Name: Purine-6(1H)-thione
Biological Activity6-Mercaptopurine is an inhibitor of de novo purine synthesis through interference with DNA and RNA synthesis. Immunosuppressive and antileukemic drug; reduces the anticoagulation elicited by warfarin. Active metabolite of azathioprine (Cat. No. 4099). Also inhibits SARS-CoV papain-like protease (PLpro; IC50 = 21.6 μM for PLpro deubiquitination activity).
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Clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenetics of thiopurines.
Sahasranaman et al.
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