Cyclophosphamide

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Cyclophosphamide | CAS No. 50-18-0 | Apoptosis Inducer Compounds
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Description: Alkylating agent; chemotherapeutic

Chemical Name: 2-[Bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]tetrahydro-2H-1,3,2-oxazaphosphorine 2-oxide

Purity: ≥99%

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Biological Activity

Nitrogen mustard alkylating agent and prodrug. Phosphoramide mustard (active metabolite) forms DNA cross-links leading to cell death. Inhibits aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) through its degradation product acrolein. Chemotherapeutic for the treatment of breast cancer; regulates Bax and Bcl-2 expression when administered with etoposide (Cat. No. 1226) in breast cancer cell lines.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
261.09
Formula:
C7H15Cl2N2O2P
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Purity:
≥99%
Storage:
Store at -20°C
CAS No:
50-18-0

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Background References

  1. DNA strand breaks and DNA cross-links in peripheral mononuclear blood cells of ovarian cancer patients during chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide/carboplatin.
    Hengstler et al.
    Cancer Res., 1992;15:52
  2. Inhibition of human aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 by the 4-hydroxycyclophosphamide degradation product acrolein.
    Ren et al.
    Drug Metab.Disp., 1999;27:133
  3. Regulation of BAX and BCL-2 expression in breast cancer cells by chemotherapy.
    Gibson et al.
    Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 1999;55:107

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⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Cyclophosphamide (anhydrous), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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