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Biological Activity for 5-Fluorouracil
5-Fluorouracil is an anticancer agent. Metabolized to form fluorodeoxyuridine monophosphate (FdUMP), fluorodeoxyuridine triphosphate (FdUTP) and fluorouridine (FUTP). FdUMP inhibits thymidylate synthase, causing a reduction in dTMP synthesis. FUTP and FdUTP are misincorporated into RNA and DNA respectively.
Technical Data for 5-Fluorouracil
|Storage||Store at +4°C|
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.
Solubility Data for 5-Fluorouracil
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions for 5-Fluorouracil
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 130.08. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||7.69 mL||38.44 mL||76.88 mL|
|5 mM||1.54 mL||7.69 mL||15.38 mL|
|10 mM||0.77 mL||3.84 mL||7.69 mL|
|50 mM||0.15 mL||0.77 mL||1.54 mL|
References for 5-Fluorouracil
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Ghoshal and Jacob (1997) An alternative molecular mechanism of action of 5-fluorouracil, a potent anticancer drug. Biochem.Pharmacol. 53 1569 PMID: 9264308
Peters et al (2002) Induction of thymidylate synthase as a 5-fluorouracil resistance mechanism. Biochim.Biophys.Acta. 1587 194 PMID: 12084461
Longley et al (2003) 5-Fluorouracil: mechanisms of action and clinical strategies. Nat.Rev.Cancer 3 330 PMID: 12724731
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2 Citations for 5-Fluorouracil
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for 5-Fluorouracil include:
Robinson et al (2013) RB1 status in triple negative breast cancer cells dictates response to radiation treatment and selective therapeutic drugs. PLoS One 8 e78641 PMID: 24265703
Fukushima et al (2015) Atonal homolog 1 protein stabilized by tumor necrosis factor α induces high malignant potential in colon cancer cell line. Cancer Sci 106 1000 PMID: 26017781
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