Mithramycin A

Cat. No. 1489

Mithramycin A C52H76O24 [18378-89-7]

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Chemical Name: (1S)-5-Deoxy-1-C-[(2S,3S)-7-[[2,6-dideoxy-3-O-(2,6-dideoxy-β-D-arabino-hexopyranosyl)-β-D-arabino-hexopyranosyl]oxy]-3-[(O-2,6-dideoxy-3-C-methyl-β-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl-(1.fwdarw.3)-O-2,6-dideoxy-β-D-lyxo-hexopyranosyl-(1.fwdarw.3)-2,6-dideoxy-β-D-arabino-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-5,10-dihydroxy-6-methyl-4-oxo-2-anthracenyl]-1-O-methyl-D-threo-2-pentulose

Biological Activity

Anticancer antibiotic that selectively binds to G-C-rich DNA in the presence of Mg2+ or Zn2+, inhibiting RNA and DNA polymerase action. Inhibits c-myc expression and induces myeloid differentiation of HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells.

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
>95 %
Desiccate at -20°C

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Demicheli and Garnier-Suillerot (1991) Mithramycin cannot bind to left-handed poly(dG-m5dC) in the presence of Mg2+ ion. Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun. 177 511. PMID: 1828342.

Ray et al (1990) Mithramycin selectively inhibits the transcriptional activity of a transfected human c-myc gene. Am.J.Med.Sci. 300 203. PMID: 2147360.

Miller et al (1987) Mithramycin selectively inhibits transcription of G-C containing DNA. Am.J.Med.Sci. 294 388. PMID: 2962490.

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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Mithramycin A include:

Oh et al (2015) Arachidonic acid promotes skin wound healing through induction of human MSC migration by MT3-MMP-mediated fibronectin degradation. J Neurosci 6 e1750. PMID: 25950480.

Siddesha et al (2014) Acetylsalicylic acid inhibits IL-18-induced cardiac fibroblast migration through the induction of RECK. J Cell Physiol 229 845. PMID: 24265116.

Huang et al (2012) Prostaglandin E2 increases fibroblast gene-specific and global DNA methylation via increased DNA methyltransferase expression. FASEB J 26 3703. PMID: 22645246.

Corsini et al (2007) Role of SP-1 in SDS-induced adipose differentiation related protein synthesis in human keratinocytes. Gene Regul Syst Bio 1 207. PMID: 19936089.

Duverger et al (2004) The anticancer drug mithramycin A sensitises tumour cells to apoptosis induced by tumour necrosis factor (TNF). Cell Death Dis 90 2025. PMID: 15138489.

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