Cat. No. 4061
Alternative Name: 6-TG
Chemical Name: 2-Amino-6-mercaptopurine
Biological ActivityAnticancer and immunosuppressive agent often used to treat immune disorders and leukemia. Displays cytotoxic and antineoplastic properties; disrupts cytosine methylation by DNA methyltransferases after incorporation into DNA. Selectively kills BRCA2-defective tumors in a xenograft model. Also facilitates proteasome-mediated degradation of DNA (cytosine-5)-methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1).
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Wang and Wang (2009) 6-Thioguanine perturbs cytosine methylation at CgP dinucleotide site by DNA methyltransferases in vitro and acts as a DNA demethylating agent in vivo. Biochemistry 48 2290. PMID: 19236003.
Issaeva et al (2010) 6-Thioguanine selectively kills BRCA2-defective tumors and overcomes PARP inhibitor resistance. Cancer Res. 70 6268. PMID: 20631063.
Yuan et al (2011) 6-thioguanine reactivates epigenetically silenced genes in acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells by facilitating proteasome-mediated degradation of DNMT1. Cancer Res. 71 1904. PMID: 21239472.
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