Catalog Number: 1489
Chemical Name: (1S)-5-Deoxy-1-C-[(2S,3S)-7-[[2,6-dideoxy-3-O-(2,6-dideoxy-β-D-arabino-hexopyranosyl)-β-D-arabino-hexopyranosyl]oxy]-3-[(O-2,6-dideoxy-3-C-methyl-β-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl-(1.fwdarw.3)-O-2,6-dideoxy-β-D-lyxo-hexopyranosyl-(1.fwdarw.3)-2,6
Biological Activity
Anticancer antibiotic that selectively binds to G-C-rich DNA in the presence of Mg2+ or Zn2+, inhibiting RNA and DNA polymerase action. Inhibits c-myc expression and induces myeloid differentiation of HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Mithramycin cannot bind to left-handed poly(dG-m5dC) in the presence of Mg2+ ion.
    Demicheli and Garnier-Suillerot
    Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun., 1991;177:511
  2. Mithramycin selectively inhibits transcription of G-C containing DNA.
    Miller et al.
    Am.J.Med.Sci., 1987;294:388
  3. Mithramycin selectively inhibits the transcriptional activity of a transfected human c-myc gene.
    Ray et al.
    Am.J.Med.Sci., 1990;300:203

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  2. Acetylsalicylic acid inhibits IL-18-induced cardiac fibroblast migration through the induction of RECK.
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  3. Prostaglandin E2 increases fibroblast gene-specific and global DNA methylation via increased DNA methyltransferase expression.
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  4. Role of SP-1 in SDS-induced adipose differentiation related protein synthesis in human keratinocytes.
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    Gene Regul Syst Bio 2007;1:207
  5. The anticancer drug mithramycin A sensitises tumour cells to apoptosis induced by tumour necrosis factor (TNF).
    Authors: Duverger Et al.
    Cell Death Dis 2004;90:2025

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