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Biological Activity for Pemetrexed
Pemetrexed is a high affinity dihydrofolate reductase inhibitor (Ki = 7 nM). Also inhibits thymidylate synthase, AICART and glycinamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase (Ki values are 109 nM, and 3.5 μM and 9.3 μM, respectively). Indirectly activates AMPK. Inhibits proliferation of cancer cell lines in vitro.
Technical Data for Pemetrexed
|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 Pemetrexed
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions for Pemetrexed
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 427.41. 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|
|1 mM||2.34 mL||11.7 mL||23.4 mL|
|5 mM||0.47 mL||2.34 mL||4.68 mL|
|10 mM||0.23 mL||1.17 mL||2.34 mL|
|50 mM||0.05 mL||0.23 mL||0.47 mL|
References for Pemetrexed
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Shih et al (1997) LY231514, a pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine-based antifolate that inhibits multiple folate-requiring enzymes. Cancer Res. 57 1116 PMID: 9067281
Rothbart et al (2010) Pemetrexed indirectly activates the metabolic kinase AMPK in human carcinomas. Cancer Res. 70 10299 PMID: 21159649
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