Cat. No. 4382

Letrozole C17H11N5 [112809-51-5]

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Alternative Name: CGS 20267

Chemical Name: 4,4'-(1H-1,2,4-Triazol-1-ylmethylene)bisbenzonitrile

Biological Activity

Potent, reversible non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor (IC50 = 11.5 nM). Displays antitumor effects in several animal models. Suppresses the endogenous aromatase-induced proliferation of MCF-7 cells.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO
>99 %
Store at +4°C

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Bhatnagar (2007) The discovery and mechanism of action of letrozole. Breast Cancer Res.Treat. 105 7. PMID: 17912633.

Mitropoulou et al (2003) Letrozole as a potent inhibitor of cell proliferation and expression of metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) by human epithelial breast cancer cells. Int.J.Cancer 104 155. PMID: 12569569.

Bhatnagar et al (1990) Highly selective inhbition of estrogen biosynthesis by CGS 20267, a new non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor. J.Steroid Biochem.Mol.Biol. 37 1021. PMID: 2149502.

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

Ruiz-Palmero et al (2016) Oestradiol synthesized by female neurons generates sex differences in neuritogenesis. Scientific Reports 6 31891. PMID: 27553191.

Tozzi et al (2015) Endogenous 17β-estradiol is required for activity-dependent long-term potentiation in the striatum: interaction with the dopaminergic system. Front Cell Neurosci 9 192. PMID: 26074768.

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