69657-51-8 Acyclovir sodium AKSci J95125
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  J95125    AKSci Bulk Reagent
Acyclovir sodium
, 95%

CAS Number:69657-51-8
MDL Number:MFCD01694138
Min. Purity Spec:95%
Physical Form (at 20°C):Solid
Melting Point:269-272°C
Long-Term Storage:Store long-term in a cool, dry place
Not hazardous material


 Viral (HSV-1, HSV-2 and VZV) thymidine kinase converts aciclovir to the aciclovir monophosphate, which is then converted to the diphosphate by cellular guanylate kinase, and finally to the triphosphate by phosphoglycerate kinase, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase, and pyruvate kinase. Aciclovir triphosphate competitively inhibits viral DNA polymerase and competes with the natural deoxyguanosine triphosphate, for incorporation into viral DNA. Once incorporated, aciclovir triphosphate inhibits DNA synthesis by acting as a chain terminator.

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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

Current as of April 20, 2024

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