Cat. No. 4619
Chemical Name: 4-[Bis(2-Chloroethyl)amino]-L-pheny
Biological ActivityDNA alkylating agent; induces cytotoxicity through the formation of stable interstrand and intrastrand crosslinks within DNA. Inhibits growth of PC-3 cells (IC50 values are 0.074 and 0.77 μg/ml for sequential dosing and single dosing respectively).
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Mougenot et al (2006) In vitro cytotoxic effect of melphalan and pilot phase II study in hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Anticancer Res. 26 2197. PMID: 16821586.
Bauer and Povirk (1997) Specificity and kinetics of interstrand and intrastrand bifunctional alkylation by nitrogen mustards at a G-G-C sequence. Nucleic Acids Res. 25 1211. PMID: 9092631.
Blumberg et al (1965) An alkylating agent for multiple myeloma: melphalan. JAMA. 191 547. PMID: 14239026.
Merck Index 12 5872.
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