Cat. No. 1097

Taxol C47H51NO14 [33069-62-4]

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Alternative Name: Paclitaxel

Chemical Name: [2aR-[2aα,4β,4aβ,6α,9α(αR*,βS*),11α,12α,12aα,12bα]]-β-(Benzoylamino)-α-hydroxy-6,12b-bis(acetyloxy)-12-(benzoyloxy)-2a,3,4,4a,5,6,9,10,11,12,12,12b-dodecahydro-4,11-dihydroxy-4a,8,13,13-tetramethyl-5-oxo-7,11-methano-1H-cyclodeca[3,4]benz[1,2-b]oxet-9-yl ester benzenepropanoic acid

Biological Activity

Antitumor agent; promotes and stabilizes tubulin polymerization, causing cell cycle arrest. Induces autocatalytic activation of caspase-10 in CCRF-HSB-2 cells, triggering apoptosis.

Technical Data

Soluble to 25 mM in ethanol and to 100 mM in DMSO with gentle warming
>99 %
Store at +4°C

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Park et al (2004) Taxol induces caspase-10-dependent apoptosis. J.Biol.Chem. 279 51057. PMID: 15452117.

Rao et al (1999) Characterization of the taxol binding site on the microtubule. J.Biol.Chem. 274 37990. PMID: 10608867.

Rowinsky et al (1990) Taxol: a novel investigational antimicrotubule agent. J.Natl.Cancer Inst. 82 1247. PMID: 1973737.

McGuire et al (1989) Taxol: a unique antineoplastic agent with significant activity in advanced ovarian epithelial neoplasms. Ann.Intern.Med. 111 273. PMID: 2569287.

Merck Index 12 7117.

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

Akita et al (2015) Quantitative analysis of microtubule orientation in interdigitated leaf pavement cells. Int J Mol Sci 10 e1024396. PMID: 26039484.

Goldmacher et al (2015) High-affinity accumulation of a maytansinoid in cells via weak tubulin interaction. Plant Signal Behav 10 e0117523. PMID: 25671541.

Haghshenas et al (2015) Bioactivity characterization of Lactobacillus strains isolated from dairy products. Microbiologyopen 4 803. PMID: 26219634.

Kathawala et al (2015) ATP-binding cassette subfamily B member 1 (ABCB1) and subfamily C member 10 (ABCC10) are not primary resistance factors for cabazitaxel. J Cell Sci 34 115. PMID: 25962593.

Masocha (2015) Astrocyte activation in the anterior cingulate cortex and altered glutamatergic gene expression during paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain in mice. PeerJ 3 e1350. PMID: 26528412.

Parvathy and Masocha (2015) Coadministration of indomethacin and minocycline attenuates established paclitaxel-induced neuropathic thermal hyperalgesia: Involvement of cannabinoid CB1 receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 5 10541. PMID: 26085115.

Stephan et al (2015) Biopolymer implants enhance the efficacy of adoptive T-cell therapy. PLoS One 33 97. PMID: 25503382.

Vergara et al (2015) Transgenic plants as low-cost platform for chemotherapeutic drugs screening. Chin J Cancer 16 2174. PMID: 25608652.

Nagro et al (2014) Depletion of the central metabolite NAD leads to oncosis-mediated cell death. Nat Biotechnol 289 35182. PMID: 25355314.

Floyd et al (2013) Spatiotemporal organization of Aurora-B by APC/CCdh1 after mitosis coordinates cell spreading through FHOD1. EMBO J 126 2845. PMID: 23613471.

Habu and Matsumoto (2013) p31(comet) inactivates the chemically induced Mad2-dependent spindle assembly checkpoint and leads to resistance to anti-mitotic drugs. Sci Rep 2 562. PMID: 24255856.

Gärtner et al (2012) N-cadherin specifies first asymmetry in developing neurons. Springerplus 31 1893. PMID: 22354041.

Lin et al (2012) Paclitaxel and CYC3, an aurora kinase A inhibitor, synergise in pancreatic cancer cells but not bone marrow precursor cells. Br J Cancer 107 1692. PMID: 23037716.

Natrajan et al (2012) Functional characterization of the 19q12 amplicon in grade III breast cancers. Breast Cancer Res 14 R53. PMID: 22433433.

Lim et al (2009) Alpha-tocopheryl succinate potentiates the paclitaxel-induced apoptosis through enforced caspase 8 activation in human H460 lung cancer cells. Exp Mol Med 41 737. PMID: 19561399.

Pennati et al (2005) Potentiation of paclitaxel-induced apoptosis by the novel cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor NU6140: a possible role for survivin down-regulation. Mol Cancer Ther 4 1328. PMID: 16170024.

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