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Biological Activity for Zebularine
Zebularine is an orally active DNA methyltransferase inhibitor. Inhibits tumor cell proliferation (IC50 = 120 μM) and re-activates silenced genes in T24 bladder carcinoma cells. Inhibits cytidine deaminase (Ki ~ 2 μM); induces differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into cardiomyocytes.
Technical Data for Zebularine
|Storage||Desiccate at RT|
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Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.
Solubility Data for Zebularine
|Solvent||Max Conc. mg/mL||Max Conc. mM|
Preparing Stock Solutions for Zebularine
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 228.2. 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||4.38 mL||21.91 mL||43.82 mL|
|5 mM||0.88 mL||4.38 mL||8.76 mL|
|10 mM||0.44 mL||2.19 mL||4.38 mL|
|50 mM||0.09 mL||0.44 mL||0.88 mL|
References for Zebularine
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Laliberte et al (1992) Potent inhibitors for the deamination of cytosine arabinoside and 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine by human cytidine deaminase. Cancer Chemother.Pharmacol. 30 7 PMID: 1375134
Ben-Kasus et al (2005) Metabolic activation of zebularine, a novel DNA methylation inhibitor, in human bladder carcinoma cells. Biochem.Pharmacol. 70 121 PMID: 15885659
Naeem et al (2012) DNA methylation inhibitors, 5-azacytidine and zebularine potentiate the trans-differentiation of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells into cardiomyocytes. Cardiovasc.Ther. [Epub ahead of print]
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4 Citations for Zebularine
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Zebularine include:
Biergans et al (2012) DNA methylation mediates the discriminatory power of associative long-term memory in honeybees. PLoS One 7 e39349 PMID: 22724000
Trowbridge et al (2012) Haploinsufficiency of Dnmt1 impairs leukemia stem cell function through derepression of bivalent chromatin domains. Gastroenterology 26 344 PMID: 22345515
Soltoff and Lannon (2013) Activation of ERK1/2 by store-operated calcium entry in rat parotid acinar cells. PLoS One 8 e72881 PMID: 24009711
Zou et al (2019) The DNA Methylation Inhibitor Zebularine Controls CD4+ T Cell Mediated Intraocular Inflammation. Front Immunol 10 1950 PMID: 31475011
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