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Decitabine (5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine)

Cat. No. M2052
Decitabine (5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine) Structure

5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine; NSC 127716

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Free Sample (0.5-1 mg)  USD 0 In stock
5mg USD 32.4  USD36 In stock
10mg USD 46.8  USD52 In stock
25mg USD 81  USD90 In stock
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  • Purity >99%
  • COA
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Biological Activity

Decitabine is a potent DNA methyltransferase inhibitor with IC50 of 438 nM and 4.38 nM in HL-60 and KG1a cells, respectively. Decitabine is a hypomethylating agent. It hypomethylates DNA by inhibiting DNA methyltransferase. The DNA methyltransferase inhibitor Decitabine is able to reactivate genes silenced by DNA methylation and has been shown to be a very potent epigenetic compound in several hematological malignancies. Decitabine exhibits high antineoplastic activity against anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare CD30 positive non-Hodgkin lymphoma of T-cell origin. The combination of Decitabine with TSA or depsi produced a greater inhibition of growth and DNA synthesis and a greater loss of clonogenicity than either agent alone. Decitabine is highly efficient against ALCL and warrants further clinical evaluation for future therapeutic use. In clinical trials, Decitabine was demonstrated to be an active antileukemic agent.

Product Citations
Conversion of different model animals based on BSA (Value based on data from FDA Draft Guidelines)
Species Mouse Rat Rabbit Guinea pig Hamster Dog
Weight (kg) 0.02 0.15 1.8 0.4 0.08 10
Body Surface Area (m2) 0.007 0.025 0.15 0.05 0.02 0.5
Km factor 3 6 12 8 5 20
Animal A (mg/kg) = Animal B (mg/kg) multiplied by  Animal B Km
Animal A Km

For example, to modify the dose of Compound A used for a mouse (20 mg/kg) to a dose based on the BSA for a rat, multiply 20 mg/kg by the Km factor for a mouse and then divide by the Km factor for a rat. This calculation results in a rat equivalent dose for Compound A of 10 mg/kg.

Chemical Information
Molecular Weight 228.21
Formula C8H12N4O4
CAS Number 2353-33-5
Purity >99%
Solubility DMSO 30 mg/mL
Water ≥10 mg/mL
Storage -20°C, protect from light, sealed

Antineoplastic activity of the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine in anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
Hassler MR, et al. Biochimie. 2012 Nov;94(11):2297-307. PMID: 22687603.

Decitabine improves patient outcomes in myelodysplastic syndromes: results of a phase III randomized study.
Kantarjian H, et al. Cancer. 2006 Apr 15;106(8):1794-803. PMID: 16532500.

Pharmacology of 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (decitabine).
Momparler RL. Semin Hematol. 2005 Jul;42(3 Suppl 2):S9-16. PMID: 16015507.

Results of decitabine (5-aza-2'deoxycytidine) therapy in 130 patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Kantarjian HM, et al. Cancer. 2003 Aug 1;98(3):522-8. PMID: 12879469.

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Keywords: Decitabine (5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine), 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine; NSC 127716 supplier, DNA Methyltransferase, inhibitors

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