Cat. No. 4520

Cytarabine C9H13N3O5 [147-94-4]

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Alternative Name: Cytosine b-D-arabinofuranoside

Chemical Name: 4-Amino-1-β-D-arabinofuranosyl-2(1H)-pyrimidinone

Biological Activity

Nucleoside analog of deoxycytidine; inhibits DNA replication by incorporating into DNA (IC50 = 0.04 μM in L1210 and CEM cell lines). Displays no inhibitory effects on RNA synthesis. Causes S phase cell cycle arrest in ML-1 cell lines; cytotoxic in L5817Y leukemia cells. Antineoplastic and antileukemic agent.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 50 mM in DMSO
>99 %
Store at +4°C

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Sampath et al (2006) Pharmacodynamics of cytarabine alone and in combination with 7-hydroxystaurosporine (UCN-01) in AML blasts in vitro and during a clinical trial. Blood. 107 2517. PMID: 16293603.

Breistøl et al (1999) Antitumor activity of P-4055 (elaidic acid-cytarabine) compared to cytarabine in metastatic and s.c. human tumor xenograft models. Cancer Res. 59 2944. PMID: 10383159.

Yang et al (1986) Effect of cytarabine upon metabolism of phospholipids in leukemia L5178Y cells. Acta Pharmacol. Sin. 7 368. PMID: 2954403.

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