Cat. No. 3842

5-Azacytidine C8H12N4O5 [320-67-2]

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Chemical Name: 4-Amino-1-β-D-ribofuranosyl-1,3,5-triazin-2(1H)-one

Biological Activity

DNA 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.

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
>98 %
Store at RT

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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, DNA Methyltransferase Inhibitors

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