Discontinued Product

6-Mercaptopurine (Cat. No. 4103) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Description: Purine analog; inhibits DNA and RNA synthesis
Chemical Name: Purine-6(1H)-thione
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (1)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for 6-Mercaptopurine

6-Mercaptopurine is an inhibitor of de novo purine synthesis through interference with DNA and RNA synthesis. Immunosuppressive and antileukemic drug; reduces the anticoagulation elicited by warfarin. Active metabolite of azathioprine (Cat. No. 4099). Also inhibits SARS-CoV papain-like protease (PLpro; IC50 = 21.6 μM for PLpro deubiquitination activity).

Technical Data for 6-Mercaptopurine

M. Wt 152.18
Formula C5H4N4S
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 50-44-2
PubChem ID 3000241
Smiles S=C1C2C(N=CN2)N=CN1

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References for 6-Mercaptopurine

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

Sahasranaman et al (2008) Clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenetics of thiopurines. Eur.J.Clin.Pharmacol. 64 753 PMID: 18506437

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1 Citation for 6-Mercaptopurine

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Ari et al (2021) Combined epigenetic and metabolic treatments overcome differentiation blockade in acute myeloid leukemia. iScience 24 102651 PMID: 34151238

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