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Cisplatin | CAS No. 15663-27-1 | Caspase Activators
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Description: Potent pro-apoptotic anticancer agent; activates caspase-3
Alternative Names: CDDP

Chemical Name: cis-Diaminodichloroplatinum

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Citations (25)

Biological Activity

Cisplatin is a potent anticancer agent that blocks DNA synthesis. Induces apoptosis via p53-dependent and -independent mechanisms. Inhibits X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) expression and activates caspase-3. In certain glioma cell lines, sensitizes cells to TNF-α-induced apoptosis.

Technical Data

Soluble to 5 mM in water with gentle warming
Store at RT

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Background References

  1. Cisplatin (CDDP) specifically induces apoptosis via sequential activation of caspase-8, -3 and -6 in osteosarcoma.
    Seki et al.
    Cancer Chemother.Pharmacol., 2000;45:199
  2. Cisplatin inhibits the expression of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein in human LNCaP cells.
    Nomura et al.
    Urol.Oncology, 2004;22:453
  3. Impairment of both apoptotic and cytoprotective signalings in glioma cells resistant to the combined use of cisp. and tumor necrosis factor α.
    Duan et al.
    Clin.Cancer Res., 2004;10:234

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Citations for Cisplatin

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Cisplatin include:

25 Citations: Showing 1 - 10

  1. Adipose stromal cell targeting suppresses prostate cancer epithelial-mesenchymal transition and chemoresistance.
    Authors: Su Et al.
    Oncogene  2019;38:1979
  2. TIMP-1-Mediated Chemoresistance via Induction of IL-6 in NSCLC.
    Authors: Xiao Et al.
    Cancers (Basel)  2019;11
  3. Phenotype-driven precision oncology as a guide for clinical decisions one patient at a time.
    Authors: Chia Et al.
    Nat Commun  2017;8:435
  4. Calcium-regulatory proteins as modulators of chemotherapy in human neuroblastoma.
    Authors: Florea Et al.
    Oncotarget  2017;8:22876
  5. Quantitative Analyses of Synergistic Responses between Cannabidiol and DNA-Damaging Agents on the Proliferation and Viability of Glioblastoma and Neural Progenitor Cells in Culture.
    Authors: Deng Et al.
    J Pharmacol Exp Ther  2017;360:215
  6. TGF-β-Induced Quiescence Mediates Chemoresistance of Tumor-Propagating Cells in Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
    Authors: Brown Et al.
    Cell Stem Cell  2017;21:650
  7. The BTK Inhibitor, Ibrutinib (PCI-32765) Overcomes PacT. Resistance in ABCB1 and ABCC10 Overexpressing Cells and Tumors.
    Authors: Zhang
    Mol Cancer Ther  2017;16(6):1021
  8. Identification of therapeutic targets applicable to clinical strategies in ovarian cancer.
    Authors: Kim Et al.
    BMC Cancer  2016;16:678
  9. Nuclear COMMD1 Is Associated with CDDP Sensitivity in Ovarian Cancer.
    Authors: Fedoseienko Et al.
    PLoS One  2016;11:e0165385
  10. SOX4 contributes to the progression of cervical cancer and the resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug through ABCG2.
    Authors: Sun Et al.
    Korean J Pain  2015;6:e1990
  11. The small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor NVP-BHG712 antagonizes ABCC10-mediated PacT. resistance: a preclinical and pharmacokinetic study.
    Authors: Kathawala Et al.
    Oncotarget  2015;6:510
  12. A New Rat Model of Cisplatin-induced Neuropathic Pain.
    Authors: Lin Et al.
    Oncotarget  2015;28:236
  13. Combined CDKN1A/TP53 mutation in bladder cancer is a therapeutic target.
    Authors: Liu and Kwiatkowski
    Mol Cancer Ther  2015;14:174
  14. Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins Modulate the Distribution and Extravasation of Ly6C/Gr1(low) Monocytes.
    Authors: Saja Et al.
    Cell Death Dis  2015;12:1802
  15. Tolerance to the antinociceptive effects of chronic mor. requires c-Jun N-terminal kinase.
    Authors: Marcus Et al.
    Mol Pain  2015;11:34
  16. Pathway-specific engineered mouse allograft models functionally recapitulate human serous epithelial ovarian cancer.
    Authors: Szabova Et al.
    Cell Rep  2014;9:e95649
  17. Masitinib antagonizes ATP-binding cassette subfamily G member 2-mediated multidrug resistance.
    Authors: Kathawala Et al.
    Int J Oncol  2014;44:1634
  18. Masitinib antagonizes ATP-binding cassette subfamily C member 10-mediated PacT. resistance: a preclinical study.
    Authors: Kathawala Et al.
    Mol Cancer Ther  2014;13:714
  19. Optimization of a cisp. model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in mice: use of vitamin C and sodium bicarbonate pretreatments to reduce nephrotoxicity and improve animal health status.
    Authors: Guindon Et al.
    Mol Pain  2014;10:56
  20. RB1 status in triple negative breast cancer cells dictates response to radiation treatment and selective therapeutic drugs.
    Authors: Robinson Et al.
    PLoS One  2013;8:e78641
  21. Alterations in endocannabinoid tone following chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: effects of endocannabinoid deactivation inhibitors targeting fatty-acid amide hydrolase and monoacylglycerol lipase in comparison to reference analgesics following c
    Authors: Guindon Et al.
    Pharmacol Res  2013;67:94
  22. The heterogenic final cell cycle of chicken retinal Lim1 horizontal cells is not regulated by the DNA damage response pathway.
    Authors: Fard Et al.
    Cell Cycle  2013;13:408
  23. The maintenance of cisplatin- and PacT.-induced mechanical and cold allodynia is suppressed by cannabinoid CB? receptor activation and independent of CXCR4 signaling in models of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
    Authors: Deng Et al.
    Mol Pain  2012;8:71
  24. A high throughput scintillation proximity imaging assay for protein methyltransferases.
    Authors: Ibáñez Et al.
    Comb Chem High Throughput Screen  2012;15:359
  25. Functional characterization of the 19q12 amplicon in grade III breast cancers.
    Authors: Natrajan Et al.
    Breast Cancer Res  2012;14:R53


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