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5-Azacytidine (Azacitidine, 4-Amino-1-B-D-ribofuranosyl-1,3,5-triazin-2(1H)-one, 5-AzaC,


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A potent growth inhibitor and cytotoxic agent; a potent DNA methyltransferase inhibitor. Causes DNA demethylation or hemi-demethylation, creating openings that allow transcription factors to bind to DNA and reactivate tumor suppressor genes. Also recently shown to increase reprogramming efficiency of stem cells 10-fold.
Catalog #A4933-02
SolubilityAcOH: H2O (1:1) (5mg/ml)
Molecular Weight~244.2
Storage and StabilityLyophilized powder may be stored at -20°C. Stable for 12 months at -20°C. Reconstitute with AcOH. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
CAS Number320-67-2
Molecular FormulaC H N O
Molecular Weight~244.2
Purity~98% (TLC)
FormSupplied as a white to off-white solid.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.

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