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Cat.No. 2251 - Cisplatin | Cl2H6N2Pt | CAS No. 15663-27-1
Description: Potent pro-apoptotic anticancer agent; activates caspase-3
Alternative Names: CDDP
Chemical Name: cis-Diaminodichloroplatinum
Citations (10)

Biological Activity

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

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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water 1.5 5mM with gentle warming

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.33 mL 16.66 mL 33.33 mL
5 mM 0.67 mL 3.33 mL 6.67 mL
10 mM 0.33 mL 1.67 mL 3.33 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.33 mL 0.67 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

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 cisplatin 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 PMID:

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Keywords: Potent proapoptotic anticancer agent activates caspase-3 DNA-alkylating antitumor Caspases Apoptosis Inducers Proteinases Proteases chemotherapeutics CDDP Caspases

10 Citations for Cisplatin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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