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Carboplatin | CAS No. 41575-94-4 | Apoptosis Inducer Compounds
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Description: DNA cross-linking antitumor agent
Alternative Names: NSC 241240, Paraplatin, JM 8

Chemical Name: cis-Diammine(1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylato)platinum(II)

Purity: ≥99%

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Citations (3)

Biological Activity

Carboplatin is an antitumor agent that forms platinum-DNA adducts. Causes intra- and interstrand DNA crosslinks blocking DNA replication and transcription. Enhances radiation-induced single-strand DNA breakage and displays lower nephrotoxicity than analog cisplatin (Cat. No. 2251).

Technical Data

Soluble to 25 mM in water
Store at RT

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Background References

  1. Increased DNA-binding activity of cis-1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylatodiammineplatinum (II) (carboplatin) in the presence of nucleophiles and human breast cancer MCF-7 cell cytoplasmic extracts: activation theory revisited.
    Natarajan et al.
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 1999;58:1625
  2. Carboplatin enhances the production and persistence of radiation-induced DNA single-strand breaks.
    Yang et al.
    Radiation Res., 1995;143:302
  3. High accumulation of platinum-DNA adducts in strial marginal cells of the cochlea is an early event in cisp. but not carbop. ototoxicity.
    Thomas et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 2006;70:23

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