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Phototrexate is a photoswitchable potent inhibitor of human dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR). Phototrexate is a photochromic analog of Methotrexate (Cat. No. 1230). Antifolate activity is switched on (cis-Phototrexate) by UVA (375 nm) light; it can be switched off (trans-Phototrexate) by blue or white light and by thermal relaxation in the dark. cis-Phototrexate (IC50 = 6 nM) significantly reduces the viability of HeLa cells compared with trans-Phototrexate (IC50 = 34 μM).
Photoswitching activity of Phototrexate Antifolate activity is switched on (cis-Phototrexate) by UVA (375 nm) light; it can be switched off (trans-Phototrexate) by blue or white light and by thermal relaxation in the dark.
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|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 437.42. 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|
|0.04 mM||57.15 mL||285.77 mL||571.53 mL|
|0.2 mM||11.43 mL||57.15 mL||114.31 mL|
|0.4 mM||5.72 mL||28.58 mL||57.15 mL|
|2 mM||1.14 mL||5.72 mL||11.43 mL|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Matera et al (2018) Photoswitchable antimetabolite for targeted photoactivated chemotherapy. J.Am.Chem.Soc. 140 15764 PMID: 30346152
Mashita et al (2019) Light-wavelength-based quantitative control of dihydrofolate reductase activity by using a photochromic isostere of an inhibitor. Chembiochem. 20 1382 PMID: 30656808
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