Epirubicin hydrochloride

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Cat.No. 3260 - Epirubicin hydrochloride | C27H29NO11.HCl | CAS No. 56390-09-1
Description: Inhibits DNA synthesis and function. Inhibits DNA topoisomerase II
Alternative Names: 4'-Epidoxorubicin
Chemical Name: (8S,10S)-10-[(3-Amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-α-L-arabino-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,8,11-trihydroxy-8-(2-hydroxyacetyl)-1-methoxy-5,12-naphthacenedione hydrochloride
Purity: ≥97% (HPLC)
Citations (1)

Biological Activity

Antibiotic antitumor agent. Inhibits the synthesis and function of DNA (IC50 = 62.7 μM in rat glioblastoma cell lines) and inhibits the relaxing property of topoisomerase II.

Technical Data

M. Wt 579.98
Formula C27H29NO11.HCl
Storage Desiccate at +4°C
Purity ≥97% (HPLC)
CAS Number 56390-09-1
PubChem ID 32874
Smiles O=C(C2=C1C(OC)=CC=C2)C3=C(C(O)=C([C@](OC5CC(N)C(O)C(C)O5)([H])C[C@@]([C@@](CO)=O)(O)C4)C4=C3O)C1=O.Cl

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 58 100
ethanol 5.8 10

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 579.98. 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 1.72 mL 8.62 mL 17.24 mL
5 mM 0.34 mL 1.72 mL 3.45 mL
10 mM 0.17 mL 0.86 mL 1.72 mL
50 mM 0.03 mL 0.17 mL 0.34 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Cersosimo et al (1986) Epirubicin: a review of pharmacology, clinical activity, and adverse effects of an adriamycin analogue. J.Clin.Oncol. 4 425 PMID: 3005521

Spadari et al (1986) DNA polymerases and DNA topoisomerases as targets for the development of anticancer drugs. Anticancer Res. 6 935 PMID: 3026237

Schott and Robert (1989) Comparative activity of anthracycline 13-dihydrometabolites against rat glioblastoma cells in culture. Biochem.Pharmacol. 38 4069 PMID: 2597184

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1 Citation for Epirubicin hydrochloride

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

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

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