518-28-5 Podophyllotoxin AKSci J10533
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  J10533    AKSci Reference Standard
, >98% (HPLC), powder

CAS Number:518-28-5
MDL Number:MFCD00075290
Purity:>98% (HPLC), powder
Physical Form:White to off-white powder
Melting Point:178-184°C
Optical Rotation:-129° - -133° (c=1, CHCl3)
Long-Term Storage:Store long-term at 2-8°C
UN #:UN3462
Hazard Class:6.1
Packing Group:II


 Podophyllotoxin's anticancer property can be attributed to the inhibition of tubulin polymerization. As podophyllotoxin binds to the tubulin, microtubule formation is prevented. Consequently, podophyllotoxin arrests the cell cycle in the metaphase. Podophyllotoxin derivatives display binding activity to the enzyme topoisomerase II during the late S and early G2 stage. For instance, etoposide binds and stabilizes the temporary break caused by the enzyme, disrupts the reparation of the break through which the double-stranded DNA passes, and consequently stops DNA unwinding and replication. Mutants resistant to either podophyllotoxin, or to its topoisomerase II inhibitory derivatives such as etoposide (VP-16), have been described in Chinese hamster cells. The mutually exclusive cross-resistance patterns of these mutants provide a highly specific mean to distinguish the two kinds of podophyllotoxin derivatives. Mutant Chinese hamster cells resistant to podophyllotoxin are affected in a protein P1 that was later identified as the mammalian HSP60 or chaperonin protein.

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Hazard Statements
H301; H310; H315; H319; H335

Precautionary Statements
P261; P262; P264; P270; P271; P280; P301+P310; P302+P350; P304+P340; P305+P351+P338; P310; P322; P330; P332+P313; P337+P313; P361; P403+P233; P405; P501

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