Topotecan hydrochloride

Cat. No. 4562

Topotecan hydrochloride C23H23N3O5.HCl [119413-54-6]

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Alternative Name: SK&F 104864-A

Chemical Name: 10-[(Dimethylamino)methyl]-4-ethyl-4,9-dihydroxy-1H-pyrano[3',4':6,7]indolizino[1,2-b]quinoline-3,14(4H,12H)-dione hydrochloride

Biological Activity

DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor; induces rapid apoptotic death in human B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. Improves survival in three mouse models of poor prognosis ALL; downregulates B-Myb and MycN expression in neuroblastoma cells. Water-soluble analog of Camptothecin (Cat. No. 1100). Orally bioavailable.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
>98 %
Store at -20°C

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Sottile et al (2012) A chemical screen identifies the chemotherapeutic drug topotecan as a specific inhibitor of the B-MYB/MYCN axis in neuroblastoma. Oncotarget. 3 535. PMID: 22619121.

Schellens et al (1996) Bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of oral topotecan: a new topoisomerase I inhibitor. Br.J.Cancer 73 1268. PMID: 8630291.

Uckun et al (1995) In vitro and in vivo activity of topotecan against human B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells. Blood 85 2817. PMID: 7742543.

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Pearson et al (2016) Identification of chemicals that mimic transcriptional changes associated with autism, brain aging and neurodegeneration. Int J Mol Med 7 11173. PMID: 27029645.

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