Cyclophosphamide

Cat. No. 4091

Cyclophosphamide C7H15Cl2N2O2P [50-18-0]

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Chemical Name: 2-[Bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]tetrahydro-2H-1,3,2-oxazaphosphorine 2-oxide

Biological Activity

Nitrogen mustard alkylating agent and prodrug. Phosphoramide mustard (active metabolite) forms DNA cross-links leading to cell death. Inhibits aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) through its degradation product acrolein. Chemotherapeutic for the treatment of breast cancer; regulates Bax and Bcl-2 expression when administered with etoposide (Cat. No. 1226) in breast cancer cell lines.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
261.09
Formula:
C7H15Cl2N2O2P
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Purity:
>99 %
Storage:
Store at -20°C
CAS No:
50-18-0

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Gibson et al (1999) Regulation of BAX and BCL-2 expression in breast cancer cells by chemotherapy. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 55 107. PMID: 10481938.

Ren et al (1999) Inhibition of human aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 by the 4-hydroxycyclophosphamide degradation product acrolein. Drug Metab.Disp. 27 133.

Hengstler et al (1992) DNA strand breaks and DNA cross-links in peripheral mononuclear blood cells of ovarian cancer patients during chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide/carboplatin. Cancer Res. 15 52.

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