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indirect methyltransferase inhibitor
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Adenosine dialdehyde (AdOx) has been identified as an indirect methyltransferase inhibitor.

Histone methyltransferases are a group of enzymes that catalyze the methylation of histone lysine and arginine by adding methyl groups to specific histone arginine or lysine residues.

In vitro: Previous cell-based study showed that the treatment of cells with the methyltransferase inhibitor adenosine dialdehyde (AdOx) could lead to cell cycle arrest and death in different tested cell types. In addition, the e form of cell death and phenotypical outcom was found to be strikingly dependent on the concentration of AdOx. Results showed that lower AdOx concentrations could result in a G2 arrest and predominantly cause apoptosis, which was measured by biochemical and morphological criteria. In contrast, higher concentrations of AdOx led to a novel and so far undescribed form of cell death that was characterized by distinct, caspase-independent alterations of the cell shape with a marked protuberation of the nucleus, actin aggregation, cytoplasmic extensions, as well as incomplete chromatin condensation [1].

In vivo: So far, there is no animal data reported.

Clinical trial: Up to now, AdOx is still in the preclinical development stage.

[1] Schwerk C, Schulze-Osthoff K.  Methyltransferase inhibition induces p53-dependent apoptosis and a novel form of cell death. Oncogene.2005 Oct 27;24(47):7002-11.

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Chemical Properties

Physical AppearanceA powder
StorageStore at -20°C
Cas No.34240-05-6
SolubilitySoluble in DMSO
Chemical Name2-(1-(6-amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-2-oxoethoxy)-3-hydroxypropanal
SDFDownload SDF
Canonical SMILESO=C(C(OC(CO)C([H])=O)N1C=NC2=C1N=CN=C2N)[H]
Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution: ship with blue ice. All other available sizes: ship with RT, or blue ice upon request.
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility, please warm the tube at 37°C and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while. Stock solution can be stored below -20°C for several months.

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