184475-35-2 Gefitinib AKSci J10250
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  J10250    AKSci Reference Standard
, >98% (HPLC)

CAS Number:184475-35-2
MDL Number:MFCD04307832
Purity:>98% (HPLC)
Physical Form:White to off-white crystalline powder or powder
Melting Point:188-198°C
Long-Term Storage:Store at room temperature

Solubility:DMSO: 89mg/mL; H2O: <1mg/mL; EtOH: 4mg/mL
Application(s):Orally active, selective EGFR inhibitor
Form:Free Base


 Gefitinib is the first selective inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor''s (EGFR) tyrosine kinase domain. The target protein (EGFR) is a family of receptors which includes Her1(erb-B1), Her2(erb-B2), and Her 3(erb-B3). EGFR is overexpressed in the cells of certain types of human carcinomas. This leads to inappropriate activation of the anti-apoptotic Ras signalling cascade, eventually leading to uncontrolled cell proliferation. Research on gefitinib-sensitive non-small cell lung cancers has shown that a mutation in the EGFR tyrosine kinase domain is responsible for activating anti-apoptotic pathways. These mutations tend to confer increased sensitivity to tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as gefitinib and erlotinib. Of the types of non-small cell lung cancer histologies, adenocarcinoma is the type that most often harbors these mutations. Gefitinib inhibits EGFR tyrosine kinase by binding to the adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-binding site of the enzyme. Thus the function of the EGFR tyrosine kinase in activating the anti-apoptotic Ras signal transduction cascade is inhibited, and malignant cells are inhibited.

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Hazard Statements
H315; H319; H335

Precautionary Statements
P261; P264; P271; P280; P302+P352; P304+P340; P305+P351+P338; P312; P321; P332+P313; P337+P313; P362; P403+P233; P405; P501

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