Cat. No. 1100

Camptothecin C20H16N2O4 [7689-03-4]

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Chemical Name: (S)-4-Ethyl-4-hydroxy-1H-pyrano-[3',4':6,7]indolizino[1,2-b]quinoline-3,14(4H,12H)-dione

Biological Activity

Cytotoxic plant alkaloid with antitumor properties; prototypic DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor. Induces single strand DNA breaks and protein-DNA crosslinks.

Technical Data

Soluble to 5 mM in DMSO
>98 %
Desiccate at +4°C

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All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Pantazis et al (1993) Camptothecin derivatives induce regression of human ovarian carcinomas grown in nude mice and distinguish between non-tumorigenic and tumorigenic cells in vitro. Int.J.Cancer 53 863. PMID: 8449612.

Liu (1989) DNA topoisomerase poisons as antitumour drugs. Annu.Rev.Biochem 58 351. PMID: 2549853.

Hsiang et al (1985) Camptothecin induces protein-linked DNA breaks via mammalian DNA topoisomerase I. J.Biol.Chem. 260 14873. PMID: 2997227.

Merck Index 12 1783.

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

Neveu et al (2016) CLIC5: a novel ETV6 target gene in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Haematologica. PMID: 27540136.

Gründemann et al (2013) Cyclotides Suppress Human T-Lymphocyte Proliferation by an Interleukin 2-Dependent Mechanism. PLoS One 8 e68016. PMID: 23840803.

Hellinger et al (2013) Immunosuppressive activity of an aqueous Viola tricolor herbal extract. J Ethnopharmacol 151 299. PMID: 24216163.

Lamy et al (2013) Preclinical evaluation of 4-methylthiobutyl isothiocyanate on liver cancer and cancer stem cells with different p53 status. PLoS One 8 e70846. PMID: 23936472.

Ma et al (2005) Oxygen-sensitive {δ}-opioid receptor-regulated survival and death signals: novel insights into neuronal preconditioning and protection. Sci Rep 280 16208. PMID: 15687501.

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