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Idarubicin (hydrochloride)

Item № 14176
CAS № 57852-57-0
Purity ≥98%
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                (CAS 57852-57-0)
     1 mg $28.00 0.00
     5 mg $68.00 0.00
     10 mg $115.00 0.00

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  • 4-Demethoxydaunorubicin
  • 4-DMD
  • NSC 256439

Idarubicin is a 4-demethoxy analog of the leukemia therapeutic daunorubicin (Item No. 14159). Both are anthracycline antibiotics which intercalate in DNA and inhibit topoisomerase II, resulting in cancer cell cytotoxicity at low concentrations (IC50 = 20-120 nM for idarubicin).1,2,3 Idarubicin is effective in combination therapy for the treatment of different types of leukemia.4,5

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Technical Information
Formal Name
(7S,9S)-9-acetyl-7-[(3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-α-L-lyxo-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,9,11-trihydroxy-5,12-naphthacenedione, monohydrochloride
CAS Number
  • 4-Demethoxydaunorubicin
  • 4-DMD
  • NSC 256439
Molecular Formula
C26H27NO9 • HCl
Formula Weight
A crystalline solid
252, 287, 482 nm
InChI Code
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Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere
≥ 2 years
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References & Product Citations
Product Description References

1. Arcamone, F. Properties of antitumor anthracyclines and new developments in their application: Cain memorial award lecture Cancer Research 45, 5995-5999 (1985).

2. Dautant, A., d'Estaintot, B.L., Gallois, B., et al. A trigonal form of the idarubicin:d(CGATCG) complex; crystal and molecular structure at 2.0 Å resolution Nucleic Acids Research 23(10), 1710-1716 (1995).

3. Binaschi, M., Farinosi, R., Austin, C.A., et al. Human DNA topoisomerase IIα-dependent DNA cleavage and yeast cell killing by anthracycline analogues Cancer Research 58, 1886-1892 (1998).

4. Tallman, M.S., Gilliland, D.G., and Rowe, J.M. Drug therapy for acute myeloid leukemia Blood 106(4), 1154-1163 (2005).

5. Wang, Z.Y., and Chen, Z. Acute promyelocytic leukemia: From highly fatal to highly curable Blood 111(5), 2505-2515 (2008).

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