2',3',5'-triacetyl-5-Azacytidine (TAC) is the lead prodrug form of 5-azacytidine which may be rapidly absorbed after oral administration . 5-Azacytidine is an inhibitor of DNA methyltransferase .
The DNA methyltransferase belongs to a family of enzymes involved in catalyzing the transfer of a methyl group to DNA. DNA methylation has been implicated in regulating gene expression in normal and malignant cells .
In vivo: In CD-1 mice, oral administration of TAC for five days per week for 2 weeks didn’t result in animal deaths and weight loss, but induced changes in hematological parameters, lymph nodes, bone marrow, and duodenal epithelium. TAC inhibited global DNA methylation in the spleen and gut. In an in vivo L1210 leukemia model, TAC exhibited antineoplastic activity .
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 Brueckner B, Boy R G, Siedlecki P, et al. Epigenetic reactivation of tumor suppressor genes by a novel small-molecule inhibitor of human DNA methyltransferases[J]. Cancer research, 2005, 65(14): 6305-6311.
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
|Solubility||≤30mg/ml in ethanol;30mg/ml in DMSO;30mg/ml in dimethyl formamide|
|Shipping Condition||Evaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request|
|General tips||For obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.|