Catalog Number: 2252
Alternate Names: Adriamycin, NSC 123127
Chemical Name: 10-[(3-Amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-α-L-lyxohexopyranosyl)oxy]-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,8,11-trihydroxy-8-(hydroxyacetyl)-5,12-naphthacenedione hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Antitumor antibiotic agent that inhibits DNA topoisomerase II. DNA intercalator that inhibits nucleic acid synthesis and induces apoptosis. Reduces intracellular tau levels.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 50 mM in water and to 50 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at RT
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Background References
  1. Adriamycin and daunomycin induce programmed cell death (apoptosis) in tumour cells.
    Skladanowski and Konopa
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 1993;46:357
  2. Identification of yeast DNA topoisomerase II mutants resistant to the antitumor drug doxorubicin: implications for the mechanisms of doxorubicin action and cyotoxicity.
    Patel et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 1997;52:658
  3. A critical evaluation of the mechanisms of action proposed for the antitumor effects of the anthracycline antibiotics adriamycin and daunorubicin.
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 1999;57:727
  4. Pharmacologic reductions of total tau levels; implications for the role of microtubule dynamics in regulating tau expression.
    Dickey et al.
    Mol.Neurodegen., 2006;1:6

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