Cat. No. 4103

6-Mercaptopurine C5H4N4S [50-44-2]

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Chemical Name: Purine-6(1H)-thione

Biological Activity

Inhibitor of de novo purine synthesis through interference with DNA and RNA synthesis. Immunosuppressive and antileukemic drug; reduces the anticoagulation elicited by warfarin. Active metabolite of azathioprine (Cat. No. 4099).

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in 1eq. NaOH
>99 %
Store at RT

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Sahasranaman et al (2008) Clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenetics of thiopurines. Eur.J.Clin.Pharmacol. 64 753. PMID: 18506437.

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