Catalog Number: 2706
Alternate Names: NSC 362856, CCRG 81045
Chemical Name: 3,4-Dihydro-3-methyl-4-oxoimidazo[5,1-d]-1,2,3,5-tetrazine-8-carboxamide
Biological Activity
DNA methylating, chemotherapeutic agent. Displays antitumor activity against a board spectrum of tumors, including leukemias, lymphomas and solid tumors (IC50 = 5.0 μM for cytotoxicity against mouse TLX5 lymphoma cells). Induces autophagy in malignant glioma cells. Exhibits enhanced activity when used in combination with CHC (Cat No. 5029).
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    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Preclinical antitumor activity of temozolomide in mice: efficacy against human brain tumor xenografts and synergism with 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea.
    Plowman et al.
    Cancer Res., 1994;54:3793
  2. Antitumor imidazotetraazines. 32. Synthesis of novel imidazotetrazinones and related bicyclic heterocycles to probe the mode of action of the antitumor drug temozolomide.
    Clark et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1995;38:1493
  3. Role of autophagy in temozolomide-induced cytotoxicity for malignant glioma cells.
    Kanzawa et al.
    Cell Death Differ., 2004;11:448
  4. Formation of DNA adducts and induction of lacI mutations in big blue rat-2 cells treated with temozolomide: implications for the treatment of low-grade adult and pediatric tumors.
    Bodell et al.
    Cancer Epidemiol.Biomarkers Prevent., 2003;12:545

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

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  1. BET bromodomain proteins are required for glioblastoma cell proliferation.
    Authors: Pastori Et al.
  2. Fibulin-3 promotes glioma growth and resistance through a novel paracrine regulation of Notch signaling.
    Authors: Hu Et al.
    Cancer Res
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