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6-Thioguanine

Cat. No. 4061

6-Thioguanine C5H5N5S [154-42-7]

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Alternative Name: 6-TG

Chemical Name: 2-Amino-6-mercaptopurine

Biological Activity

Anticancer 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).

Technical Data

M.Wt:
167.19
Formula:
C5H5N5S
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
Purity:
>99 %
Storage:
Store at RT
CAS No:
154-42-7

The technical data provided above is for guidance only.
For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Certificate of Analysis / Safety Data Sheet

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References

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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Keywords: 6-Thioguanine, supplier, 6-TG, anticancer, chemotherapeutics, immunosupprressive, agents, cytotoxic, antineoplastic, cancer, BRCA2, tumors, epigenetics

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