Catalog Number: 1416
Chemical Name: Cephalotaxine 4-methyl (2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)butanedioate
Biological Activity
Inhibitor of protein synthesis. Blocks elongation phase of translation by binding to the 60-S ribosome subunit. Antileukemic.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 50 mM in ethanol
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Apoptotic response to homoharringtonine in human wt p53 leukemic cells is independent of reactive oxygen species generation and implicates Bax translocation, mitochondrial cytochrome c release and caspase activation.
    Cai et al.
    Leukemia, 2001;15:567
  2. Inhibition of translation in eukaryotic systems by harringtonine.
    Fresno et al.
    Eur.J.Biochem., 1977;72:323
  3. Homoharringtonine: an effective new natural product in cancer chemotherapy.
    Zhou et al.
    Bull.Cancer, 1995;82:987

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    Cancer Biol Ther
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