Methotrexate

Cat. No. 1230

Methotrexate C20H22N8O5 [59-05-2]

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Chemical Name: N-[4-[[(2,4-Diamino-6-pteridinyl)methyl]methylamino]benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid

Biological Activity

Cytotoxic agent. Inhibits thymidylate synthetase and de novo purine synthesis. Potent folic acid antagonist; inhibits dihydrofolate reductase. Also inhibits Ras carboxyl methylation in DKOB8 cells, leading to decreased p44 and Akt activation.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
454.44
Formula:
C20H22N8O5
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
Purity:
>99 %
Storage:
Store at RT
CAS No:
59-05-2

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All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Data Sheet

Winter-Vann et al (2003) Targeting Ras signaling through inhibition of carboxyl methylation: an unexpected property of methotrexate. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 100 6529. PMID: 12750467.

Chu et al (1990) Mechanism of thymidylate synthase inhibition by methotrexate in human neoplastic cell lines and normal human myeloid progenitor cells. J.Biol.Chem. 265 8470. PMID: 2341391.

Allegra et al (1987) Evidence for direct inhibition of de novo protein synthesis in human MCF-7 breast cells as a principal mode of metabolic inhibition by methotrexate. J.Biol.Chem. 262 13520. PMID: 2443493.

Jolivet et al (1983) The pharmacology and clinical use of methotrexate. N.Engl.J.Med. 309 1094. PMID: 6353235.

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

Robinson et al (2013) RB1 status in triple negative breast cancer cells dictates response to radiation treatment and selective therapeutic drugs. PLoS One 8 e78641. PMID: 24265703.

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