Cat. No. 3842
Chemical Name: 4-Amino-1-β-D-ribofuranosyl-1,3,5-tr
Biological ActivityDNA methyltransferase inhibitor. Incorporates into DNA forming covalent adducts with cellular DNMT1, depleting enzyme activity. Induces demethylation and reactivation of silenced genes. Improves the efficiency of reprogramming of stem cells; induces differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into cardiomyocytes.
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Schneider-Stock et al (2005) 5-aza-Cytidine is a potent inhibitor of DNA methyltransferase 3a and induces apoptosis in HCT-116 colon cancer cells via Gadd45- and p53-dependent mechanisms. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 312 525. PMID: 15547111.
Mikkelsen et al (2008) Dissecting direct reprogramming through integrative genomic analysis. Nature 454 49. PMID: 18509334.
Qian et al (2012) 5-Azacytidine induces cardiac differentiation of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells by activating extracellular regulated kinase. Stem Cells Dev. 21 67. PMID: 21476855.
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Keywords: 5-Azacytidine, supplier, DNA, methyltransferases, methylation, inhibits, inhibitors, DNMT, mesenchymal, stem, cells, reprogramming, differentiation, differentiating, cardiomyocytes, epigenetics
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