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Description: Potent pro-apoptotic anticancer agent; activates caspase-3
Alternative Names: CDDP
Chemical Name: cis-Diaminodichloroplatinum
Citations (25)
Reviews (7)
Literature (5)

Biological Activity for Cisplatin

Cisplatin is a potent anticancer agent that blocks DNA synthesis. Induces apoptosis via p53-dependent and -independent mechanisms. Inhibits X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) expression and activates caspase-3. In certain glioma cell lines, sensitizes cells to TNF-α-induced apoptosis.

Technical Data for Cisplatin

M. Wt 300.05
Formula Cl2H6N2Pt
Storage Store at RT
CAS Number 15663-27-1
PubChem ID 84691
Smiles N.N.[Cl-].[Cl-].[Pt++]

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Solubility Data for Cisplatin

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 1.5 5 with gentle warming

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.05 mM 66.66 mL 333.28 mL 666.56 mL
0.25 mM 13.33 mL 66.66 mL 133.31 mL
0.5 mM 6.67 mL 33.33 mL 66.66 mL
2.5 mM 1.33 mL 6.67 mL 13.33 mL

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References for Cisplatin

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

Seki et al (2000) Cisplatin (CDDP) specifically induces apoptosis via sequential activation of caspase-8, -3 and -6 in osteosarcoma. Cancer Chemother.Pharmacol. 45 199 PMID: 10663637

Duan et al (2004) Impairment of both apoptotic and cytoprotective signalings in glioma cells resistant to the combined use of cisp. and tumor necrosis factor α. Clin.Cancer Res. 10 234 PMID: 14734475

Nomura et al (2004) Cisplatin inhibits the expression of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein in human LNCaP cells. Urol.Oncology 22 453

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25 Citations for Cisplatin

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

Deng et al (2012) The maintenance of cisplatin- and PacT.-induced mechanical and cold allodynia is suppressed by cannabinoid CB? receptor activation and independent of CXCR4 signaling in models of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Mol Pain 8 71 PMID: 22998838

Kathawala et al (2015) The small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor NVP-BHG712 antagonizes ABCC10-mediated PacT. resistance: a preclinical and pharmacokinetic study. Oncotarget 6 510 PMID: 25402202

Ibáñez et al (2012) A high throughput scintillation proximity imaging assay for protein methyltransferases. Comb Chem High Throughput Screen 15 359 PMID: 22256970

Natrajan et al (2012) Functional characterization of the 19q12 amplicon in grade III breast cancers. Breast Cancer Res 14 R53 PMID: 22433433

Marcus et al (2015) Tolerance to the antinociceptive effects of chronic mor. requires c-Jun N-terminal kinase. Mol Pain 11 34 PMID: 26065412

Kim et al (2016) Identification of therapeutic targets applicable to clinical strategies in ovarian cancer. BMC Cancer 16 678 PMID: 27558154

Deng et al (2017) Quantitative Analyses of Synergistic Responses between Cannabidiol and DNA-Damaging Agents on the Proliferation and Viability of Glioblastoma and Neural Progenitor Cells in Culture. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 360 215 PMID: 27821713

Florea et al (2017) Calcium-regulatory proteins as modulators of chemotherapy in human neuroblastoma. Oncotarget 8 22876 PMID: 28206967

Brown et al (2017) TGF-β-Induced Quiescence Mediates Chemoresistance of Tumor-Propagating Cells in Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Cell Stem Cell 21 650 PMID: 29100014

Szabova et al (2014) Pathway-specific engineered mouse allograft models functionally recapitulate human serous epithelial ovarian cancer. Cell Rep 9 e95649 PMID: 24748377

Su et al (2019) Adipose stromal cell targeting suppresses prostate cancer epithelial-mesenchymal transition and chemoresistance. Oncogene 38 1979 PMID: 30361686

Fedoseienko et al (2016) Nuclear COMMD1 Is Associated with CDDP Sensitivity in Ovarian Cancer. PLoS One 11 e0165385 PMID: 27788210

Saja et al (2015) Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins Modulate the Distribution and Extravasation of Ly6C/Gr1(low) Monocytes. Cell Death Dis 12 1802 PMID: 26344769

Sun et al (2015) SOX4 contributes to the progression of cervical cancer and the resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug through ABCG2. Korean J Pain 6 e1990 PMID: 26583330

Lin et al (2015) A New Rat Model of Cisplatin-induced Neuropathic Pain. Oncotarget 28 236 PMID: 26495078

Zhang (2017) The BTK Inhibitor, Ibrutinib (PCI-32765) Overcomes PacT. Resistance in ABCB1 and ABCC10 Overexpressing Cells and Tumors. Mol Cancer Ther 16 1021 PMID: 28265007

Xiao et al (2019) TIMP-1-Mediated Chemoresistance via Induction of IL-6 in NSCLC. Cancers (Basel) 11 PMID: 31443242

Chia et al (2017) Phenotype-driven precision oncology as a guide for clinical decisions one patient at a time. Nat Commun 8 435 PMID: 28874669

Liu and Kwiatkowski (2015) Combined CDKN1A/TP53 mutation in bladder cancer is a therapeutic target. Mol Cancer Ther 14 174 PMID: 25349305

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

Fard et al (2013) The heterogenic final cell cycle of chicken retinal Lim1 horizontal cells is not regulated by the DNA damage response pathway. Cell Cycle 13 408 PMID: 24247150

Guindon et al (2013) Alterations in endocannabinoid tone following chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: effects of endocannabinoid deactivation inhibitors targeting fatty-acid amide hydrolase and monoacylglycerol lipase in comparison to reference analgesics following c Pharmacol Res 67 94 PMID: 23127915

Kathawala et al (2014) Masitinib antagonizes ATP-binding cassette subfamily C member 10-mediated PacT. resistance: a preclinical study. Mol Cancer Ther 13 714 PMID: 24431074

Kathawala et al (2014) Masitinib antagonizes ATP-binding cassette subfamily G member 2-mediated multidrug resistance. Int J Oncol 44 1634 PMID: 24626598

Guindon et al (2014) Optimization of a cisp. model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in mice: use of vitamin C and sodium bicarbonate pretreatments to reduce nephrotoxicity and improve animal health status. Mol Pain 10 56 PMID: 25189223

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Worked well.
By Kishor Pant on 03/24/2023
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: HepG2 and Huh

We used this in a cell proliferation assay in HepG2 and other liver cancer cell lines for 24-48 hours and always worked well. The graph shows % proliferation (x) vs increasing concentration of cisplatin (0 - 20 uM) (y).

Please always try to use the fresh sample

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Good Product.
By Kumar Gupta on 04/04/2021
Assay Type: Ex Vivo
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: Jurkat Cells

Jurkat cells were treated with 20 μM cisplatin. Apoptosis data is attached.

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Cytotoxicity of Cisplatin in B16F10.
By Anonymous on 01/22/2020
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Mouse
Cell Line/Tissue: B16F10

B16F10 Cell were treated with 200 mM of Cisplatin for 18 hours and Cells viability was assessed using Flowcytometery

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CIPN model in C57Bl/6J mice.
By Chris Holton on 01/17/2020
Assay Type: In Vivo
Species: Mouse

Administration in mice chemotherapy-induced-peripheral neuropathy model. Cisplatin (2.3mg/kg) dissolved in sterile saline and administered IP (10ml/kg) daily dose for 5 days, followed by 5 days of rest and then a second round of daily dosing for 5 days. Hindpaw mechanical hypersensitivity for at least 15 days after.

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Paclitaxel, docetaxel, vincristine, vinblastine, colchicine, cisplatin, and mitoxantrone screen for Human epidermal carcinoma.
By Anonymous on 11/17/2019
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: Human epidermal carcinoma cell line

Human epidermal carcinoma cell line was treated with Paclitaxel, docetaxel,vincristine, vinblastine, colchicine, cisplatin, and mitoxantrone which purchased from Tocris Bioscience.

PMID: 28265007
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works perfectly.
By Anonymous on 07/28/2019
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: A549

Used this product in caspase assay.

dose response.
By Anonymous on 05/01/2018
Assay Type: In Vitro
Species: Human
Cell Line/Tissue: H524

Determined the optimal dose to identify the chemoresistant population in our cell line. Cells were treated with escalating doses of cisplatin (0.01-100uM) and viability determined 4 days post treatment.

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