Catalog Number: 3857
Alternate Names: ICRF-187
Chemical Name: 4-[(2S)-2-(3,5-Dioxopiperazin-1-yl)propyl]piperazine-2,6-dione hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Topoisomerase II inhibitor and intracellular ion chelator. Bridges and stabilizes an interface between two ATPase promoters to inhibit topoisomerase II activity. Cardioprotective when co-administered with doxorubicin; decreases formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and activates the PI3K/Akt survival pathway.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at RT
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Background References
  1. Dexrazoxane prevents doxorubicin-induced long-term cardiotoxicity and protects myocardial mitochondria from genetic and functional lesions in rats.
    Lebrecht et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol, 2007;151:771
  2. Sublethal doses of an anti-erbB2 antibody leads to death by apoptosis in cardiomyocytes sensitized by low prosenescent doses of epirubicin: the protective role of dexrazoxane.
    Spallarossa et al.
    J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther., 2010;332:87
  3. Structure of the topoisomerase II ATPase region and its mechanism of inhibition by the chemotherapeutic agent ICRF-187.
    Classen et al.
    Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci., 2003;100:10629

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  1. Geminin overexpression prevents the completion of topoisomerase IIα chromosome decatenation, leading to aneuploidy in human mammary epithelial cells.
    Authors: Gardner Et al.
    Breast Cancer Res
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