Chemical Name: 5'-Deoxy-5-fluoro-N-[(pentyloxy)carbonyl]cytidine
Biological ActivityCapecitabine is a prodrug of 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) (Cat. No. 3257). Selectively activated in tumor cells by thymidine phosphorylase; inhibits DNA synthesis upon conversion to 5-FU. Orally available.
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Capecitabine was used at a 20 uM concentration for in vitro culture with SK-MEL-28 and cell viability was monitored over time with live imaging. Arrow indicates when compound was added to media.