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Biological Activity for Banoxantrone dihydrochloride
Banoxantrone dihydrochloride is a bioreductive prodrug; activated by hypoxia to yield the topoisomerase II inhibitor AQ4. Displays little to no cytotoxic activity against 60 tumor cell lines tested under oxic conditions (IC50 >100 μM). Exhibits anti-tumor efficacy in vivo when combined with oxic cell cytotoxins; enhances the anti-tumor effect of cyclophosphamide (Cat. No. 4091) in a mouse tumor model.
Technical Data for Banoxantrone dihydrochloride
|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 Banoxantrone dihydrochloride
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions for Banoxantrone dihydrochloride
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 517.4. 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|
|0.5 mM||3.87 mL||19.33 mL||38.65 mL|
|2.5 mM||0.77 mL||3.87 mL||7.73 mL|
|5 mM||0.39 mL||1.93 mL||3.87 mL|
|25 mM||0.08 mL||0.39 mL||0.77 mL|
Product Datasheets for Banoxantrone dihydrochloride
References for Banoxantrone dihydrochloride
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Friery et al (2000) Enhancement of the anti-tumour effect of cyclophosph. by the bioreductive drugs AQ4N and tirapazamine. Br.J.Cancer 82 1469 PMID: 10780528
Patterson and McKeown (2000) AQ4N: a new approach to hypoxia-activated cancer chemotherapy. Br.J.Cancer 83 1589 PMID: 11104551
Mehibel et al (2009) Effects of cytokine-induced macrophages on the response of tumor cells to banoxantrone (AQ4N). Mol.Cancer Ther. 8 1261 PMID: 19435866
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