Banoxantrone dihydrochloride

Cat. No. 4219

Banoxantrone dihydrochloride C22H28N4O6.2HCl [252979-56-9]

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Alternative Name: AQ4N

Chemical Name: 1,4-Bis[[2-(dimethyloxidoamino)ethyl]amino]-5,8-dihydroxy-9,10-anthracenedione dihydrochloride

Biological Activity

Bioreductive prodrug; activated by hypoxia to yield the topoisomerase II inhibitor AQ4. Displays little to no cytotoxic activity against 60 tumor cell lines tested under oxic conditions (IC50 >100 μM). Exhibits anti-tumor efficacy in vivo when combined with oxic cell cytotoxins; enhances the anti-tumor effect of cyclophosphamide (Cat. No. 4091) in a mouse tumor model.

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in water and to 25 mM in DMSO
>98 %
Store at +4°C

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Mehibel et al (2009) Effects of cytokine-induced macrophages on the response of tumor cells to banoxantrone (AQ4N). Mol.Cancer Ther. 8 1261. PMID: 19435866.

Friery et al (2000) Enhancement of the anti-tumour effect of cyclophosphamide by the bioreductive drugs AQ4N and tirapazamine. Br.J.Cancer 82 1469. PMID: 10780528.

Patterson and McKeown (2000) AQ4N: a new approach to hypoxia-activated cancer chemotherapy. Br.J.Cancer 83 1589. PMID: 11104551.

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