Catalog Number: 3258
Alternate Names: Ametycine
Chemical Name: [1aS-(1aα,8β,8aα,8bα)]-6-Amino-8-[[(aminocarbonyl)oxy]methyl]-1,1a,2,8,8a,8b-hexahydro-8a-methoxy-5-methylazirino[2',3':3,4]pyrrolo[1,2-a]indole-4,7-dione
Biological Activity
Antibiotic and antitumor agent. Covalently binds DNA forming intra- and interstrand crosslinks. Inhibits DNA synthesis. Also used for MEF/STO feeder layer preparation in stem cell culture.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 5 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Store at +4°C
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Background References
  1. Isolation and structure of an intrastrand cross-link adduct of mitomycin C and DNA.
    Bizanek et al.
    Biochemistry, 1992;31:3084
  2. Isolation and structure of a covalent cross-link adduct between mitomycin C and DNA.
    Tomasz et al.
    Science, 1987;235:1204
  3. Derivation of mouse embryonic stem cells.
    Bryja et al.
    Nat.Protoc., 2006;1:2082
  4. Modeling and correction of structural variations in patient-derived iPSCs using CRISPR/Cas9.
    Park et al.
    Nat.Protoc., 2016;11:2154

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Mitomycin C include:

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  1. Derivation and expansion using only small molecules of human neural progenitors for neurodegenerative disease modeling.
    Authors: Reinhardt Et al.
    PLoS One 2013;8:e59252
  2. Glucocorticoid receptor-mediated expression of caldesmon regulates cell migration via the reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton.
    Authors: Mayanagi Et al.
    J Biol Chem 2008;283:31183

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