Cat. No. 5292

Cladribine C10H12ClN5O3 [4291-63-8]

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Alternative Name: 2-Chloro-2'-deoxyadenosine

Chemical Name: (2R,3S,5R)-5-(6-Amino-2-chloropurin-9-yl)-2-(hydroxymethyl)oxalan-3-ol

Biological Activity

Adenosine deaminase (ADA)-resistant analog of deoxyadenosine. Exhibits anti-leukemic activity; Inhibits cell growth of lymphoid and myeloid neoplasm (IC50 = 20 - 87 nM). Pro-apoptotic; induces DNA double-strand breaks. Also inhibits ribonuclease reductase (IC50 = 0.11 - 0.28 μM). Displays activity in vitro and in vivo. Orally bioavailable.

Technical Data

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

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Robak et al (2006) Older and new formulations of cladribine. Pharmacology and clinical efficacy in hematological malignancies. Recent Pat. Anticancer Drug Discov. 1 23. PMID: 18221024.

Bryson et al (1993) Cladribine. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties and therapeutic potential in haematological malignancies. Drugs 46 872. PMID: 7507037.

Seto et al (1985) Mechanism of deoxyadenosine and 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine toxicity to nondividing human lymphocytes. J. Clin. Invest. 75 377. PMID: 2579098.

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Weiterer et al (2015) Galactomannan and Zymosan Block the Epinephrine-Induced Particle Transport in Tracheal Epithelium. J Biomed Sci 10 e0143163. PMID: 26571499.

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