Catalog Number: 1229
Chemical Name: 2-Amino-(N,N)-1-bis(hexadecahydro-6,13-diisopropyl-2,5,9-trimethyl-1,4,7,11,14-pentaoxo-1H-pyrrolo[2,1]-[1,4,7,10,13] oxatetraazacyclohexadecin-10-yl)-4,6-dimethyl-3-oxo-3H-phenoxazine-1,9-dicarboxamide
Biological Activity
Anti-neoplastic antibiotic. Inhibits RNA polymerase and is a potent inducer of apoptosis.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at +4°C
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Background References
  1. A kinetic study on the mechanism of inhibition of RNA synthesis catalyzed by DNA-dependent RNA polymerase. Differences in inhibition by ethidium bromide, 3,8-diamino-6-ethylphenanthridinium bromide and actinomycin D.
    Aktipis et al.
    Biochim.Biophys.Acta, 1981;655:278
  2. Apoptosis induced by actinomycin D, camptothecin or aphidicolin can occur in all phases of the cell cycle.
    Glynn et al.
    Biochem.Soc.Trans., 1992;20:84S
  3. The mechanism of actinomycin D-mediated inhibition of HIV-1 reverse transcription.
    Jeeninga et al.
    Nucleic Acids Res., 1998;26:5472

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