Chemical Name: 3'-Deoxyadenosine
Biological ActivityCordycepin is a nucleoside analog that acts as an anticancer and antifungal agent. Can be converted to 3'-deoxyadenosine triphosphate (3'-dATP), which inhibits ATP-dependent DNA synthesis. Inhibits growth of various tumor cells in vitro.
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The synthesis of 3'-dATP and its use as an inhibitor of ATP-dependent DNA synthesis in toluene-treated Escherichia coli.
Gumport and Edelhei et al.
Antifungal activity of 3'-deoxyadenosine (cordycepin).
Sugar and McCaffrey
Antimicrob.Agents Chemother., 1998;42:1424
Antileukemic activity and mechanism of action of cordycepin against terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-positive (TdT+) leukemic cells.
Kodama et al.
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Used for killing assay for in vitro cell culture. Cells were cultured for 24 hours before the addition of the compound into the media at low micromolar concentrations (indicated by the arrow).