Cat. No. 3357

Ellipticine C17H14N2 [519-23-3]

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Chemical Name: 5,11-Dimethyl-6H-pyrido[4,3-b]carbazole

Biological Activity

Naturally occurring plant alkaloid with antitumor activity. DNA intercalating agent; blocks DNA topoisomerase II activity. Prevents p53 phosphorylation in lung cancer cells.

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
>97 %
Store at +4°C

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Ohashi et al (1995) Inhibition of p53 protein phosphorylation by 9-hydroxyellipticine: a possible anticancer mechanism. Jpn.J.Cancer Res. 86 819. PMID: 7591958.

Tewey et al (1984) Intercalative antitumor drugs interfere with the breakage-reunion reaction of mammalian DNA topoisomerase II. J.Biol.Chem. 259 9182. PMID: 6086625.

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

Kishikawa et al (2015) Decreased miR122 in hepatocellular carcinoma leads to chemoresistance with increased arginine. Oncotarget 6 8339. PMID: 25826076.

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