Cat. No. 2624
Alternative Names: 2'-Deoxy-5-azacytidine, 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine, NSC 127716
Chemical Name: 4-Amino-1-(2-deoxy-β-D-erythro-pento
Biological ActivityCytosine analog that once incorporated into DNA acts as a suicide substrate for DNA methyltransferase. Inhibits DNA methyltransferase and results in DNA hypomethylation and activation of silent genes. Chemotherapeutic agent; suppresses growth of human tumor cell lines. Demethylates differentiation-related genes; reverses embryonic stem cell differentiation.
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Certificate of Analysis / Safety Data Sheet
Momparler (2005) Pharmacology of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (decitabine). Semin.Hematol. 42 (Suppl 2) S9. PMID: 16015507.
Bender et al (1998) Inhibition of DNA methylation by 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine supresses the growth of human tumour cell lines. Cancer Res. 58 95. PMID: 9426064.
Jackson-Grusby et al (1997) Mutagenicity of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine is mediated by the mammalian DNA methyltransferase. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 94 4681.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Decitabine include:
Gu et al (2014) Runx1 regulation of Pu.1 corepressor/coactivator exchange identifies specific molecular targets for leukemia differentiation therapy. J Biol Chem 289 14881. PMID: 24695740.
Wang et al (2012) Down-regulation of HtrA1 activates the epithelial-mesenchymal transition and ATM DNA damage response pathways. PLoS One 7 e39446. PMID: 22761798.
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