Catalog Number: 4099
Chemical Name: 6-[(1-Methyl-4-nitro-1H-imidazol-5-yl)thio]-9H-purine
Biological Activity
Purine analog. Blocks DNA replication and the de novo pathway of purine synthesis. Immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory drug; induces apoptosis in human T-lymphocytes. Prodrug of 6-mercaptopurine (Cat. No. 4103).
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Azathioprine: old drug, new actions.
    Maltzman and Koretzky
    J.Clin.Invest., 2003;111:1122
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