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Aliases: 6-Thioguanine, 2-Amino-6-mercaptopuring; 6-TG; NSC 752; NSC 76504
Catalog No: 14126 Format: 1 g $125 Buy Now
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Application: DNA Methylation

for 6-ThioguanineChemical Properties

MW = 167.2
CAS 154-42-7
>96% (HPLC); NMR (Conforms)

for 6-ThioguanineDescription

After incorporation into DNA, it disrupts cytosine methylation by DNA methyltransferases in vitro and acts as a DNA demethylating agent in vivo (ref 1). It reactivates epigenetically silenced genes in acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells by facilitating proteasome-mediated degradation of DNA methyltransferase (DNMT1) (ref 2). Incorporates into DNA and induces double-strand breaks which destabilize DNA structure resulting in cytotoxicity (ref 3). Selectively kills BRCA2-defective tumors and overcomes PARP inhibitor resistance in xenograft model (ref 4). Anti-cancer and immunosuppressive activity.

for 6-ThioguanineContents

Pale yellow powder. May be dissolved in DMF (1.5 mg/ml, warm).

for 6-ThioguanineStorage Conditions

Store desiccated as supplied at room temperature for up to 2 years. Store solutions at -20°C for up to 1 month.

for 6-ThioguanineReferences

1. H Wang and Y Wang Biochemistry 2009, 48:2290
2. B Yuan et al. Cancer Res. 2011, 71:1904
3. J Bohon and CR de los Santos Nucleic Acid Res. 2005, 33:2880
4. N Issaeva et al. Cancer Res. 2010, 70:6268

Chemical structure of 6-Thioguanine.

Chemical structure of 6-Thioguanine.


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Chemical structure of 6-Thioguanine.

Chemical structure of 6-Thioguanine.
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