Antiviral agent, active against herpes simplex viruses HSV-1 and HSV-2 (EC50 values are 0.85 and 0.86 μM respectively). Interferes with viral DNA polymerization through competitive inhibition with guanosine triphosphate. Induces apoptosis in cells transfected with HSV-TK (suicidal gene therapy).
|Storage||Store at RT|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 225.21. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent 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||4.44 mL||22.2 mL||44.4 mL|
|5 mM||0.89 mL||4.44 mL||8.88 mL|
|10 mM||0.44 mL||2.22 mL||4.44 mL|
|50 mM||0.09 mL||0.44 mL||0.89 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Hayashi et al (2006) The role of a HSV thymidine kinase stimulating substance, scopadulciol, in improving the efficacy of cancer gene therapy. J.Gene.Med. 8 1056 PMID: 16779868
Suzuki et al (2006) Synergistic antiviral activity of acyclovir and vidarabine against herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 and varicella-zoster virus. Antiviral Res. 72 157 PMID: 16797734
Elion et al (1977) Selectivity of action of an antiherpetic agent, 9-(2-hydroxyethoxymethyl)guanine. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA. 74 5716
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