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Description: Ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor; also an iron chelator
Alternative Names: 3-aminopyridine-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazone
Chemical Name: 2-[(3-Amino-2-pyridinyl)methylene]hydrazinecarbothioamide
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (1)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for 3-AP

3-AP is a ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor. Also an iron chelator. Inhibits leukemia cell growth and acts in synergy with cisplatin (Cat. No.2251). Active in vivo.

Technical Data for 3-AP

M. Wt 195.24
Formula C7H9N5S
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 143621-35-6
PubChem ID 9571836
Smiles NC(N/N=C/C1=C(C=CC=N1)N)=S

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Solubility Data for 3-AP

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 19.52 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for 3-AP

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 5.12 mL 25.61 mL 51.22 mL
5 mM 1.02 mL 5.12 mL 10.24 mL
10 mM 0.51 mL 2.56 mL 5.12 mL
50 mM 0.1 mL 0.51 mL 1.02 mL

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References for 3-AP

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Arid et al (2015) Nucleotide metabolism, oncogene-induced senescence and cancer. Cancer Letters 356 204 PMID: 24486217

Finch et al (1999) Triapine (3-aminopyridine-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazone; 3-AP): an inhibitor of ribonucleotide reductase with antineoplastic activity. Adv.Enzyme Regul. 39 3 PMID: 10470363

Liu et al (1992) Synthesis and antitumor activity of amino derivatives of pyridine-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazone. J.Med.Chem. 35 3672 PMID: 1433178

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1 Citation for 3-AP

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for 3-AP include:

Chitambar et al (2013) Iron-targeting antitumor activity of gal. compounds and novel insights into triapine(®)-metal complexes. Antioxid.Redox Signal. 18 956 PMID: 22900955

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