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Description: DNA cross-linking antitumor agent
Alternative Names: NSC 241240,Paraplatin,JM 8
Chemical Name: cis-Diammine(1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylato)platinum(II)
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (3)
Reviews (1)
Literature (1)
Pathways (1)

Biological Activity for Carboplatin

Carboplatin is an antitumor agent that forms platinum-DNA adducts. Causes intra- and interstrand DNA crosslinks blocking DNA replication and transcription. Enhances radiation-induced single-strand DNA breakage and displays lower nephrotoxicity than analog cisplatin (Cat. No. 2251).

Technical Data for Carboplatin

M. Wt 371.25
Formula C6H12N2O4Pt
Storage Store at RT
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 41575-94-4
PubChem ID 10339178
Smiles O=C(C21CCC2)O[Pt-2]([NH3+])([NH3+])OC1=O

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Solubility Data for Carboplatin

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 9.28 25

Preparing Stock Solutions for Carboplatin

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.25 mM 10.77 mL 53.87 mL 107.74 mL
1.25 mM 2.15 mL 10.77 mL 21.55 mL
2.5 mM 1.08 mL 5.39 mL 10.77 mL
12.5 mM 0.22 mL 1.08 mL 2.15 mL

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References for Carboplatin

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

Natarajan et al (1999) Increased DNA-binding activity of cis-1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylatodiammineplatinum (II) (carboplatin) in the presence of nucleophiles and human breast cancer MCF-7 cell cytoplasmic extracts: activation theory revisited. Biochem.Pharmacol. 58 1625 PMID: 10535754

Thomas et al (2006) High accumulation of platinum-DNA adducts in strial marginal cells of the cochlea is an early event in cisp. but not carbop. ototoxicity. Mol.Pharmacol. 70 23 PMID: 16569706

Yang et al (1995) Carboplatin enhances the production and persistence of radiation-induced DNA single-strand breaks. Radiation Res. 143 302

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3 Citations for Carboplatin

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Carboplatin include:

Massey (2015) Multiparametric Cell Cycle Analysis Using the Operetta High-Content Imager and Harmony Software with PhenoLOGIC. PLoS One 10 e0134306 PMID: 26218638

Bryant et al (2014) Chk1 inhibition as a novel therapeutic strategy for treating triple-negative breast and ovarian cancers. Cell Death Differ 14 570 PMID: 25104095

Ishiguro et al (2016) Cataloging antineoplastic agents according to their effectiveness against platinum-resistant and platinum-sensitive ovarian carcinoma cell lines. J Transl Sci 2 117 PMID: 27076919

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Anti-tumor activity assay.
By Donghee Choi on 01/04/2018
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human

Used in in vitro assay to assess anti-tumor activity in combination with other agents

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Apoptosis Signaling Pathway

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