Quinacrine (Mepacrine) dihydrochloride is an orally bioavailable antimalarial agent, which possess anticancer effect both in vitro and vivo. Quinacrine dihydrochloride suppresses NF-κB and activate p53 signaling, which results in the induction of the apoptosis.
CAS Number: 69-05-6
Molecular Weight: 472.88
Chemical Name: 6-chloro-N-[5-(diethylamino)pentan-2-yl]-2-methoxyacridin-9-amine dihydrochloride
Appearance: Solid Power
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: DMSO : ≥ 44 mg/mL (93.05 mM) H2O : 13.89 mg/mL (29.37 mM; Need ultrasonic)
Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis
Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.
Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Drug Formulation: To be determined
HS Tariff Code: 382200
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Quinacrine (5-20 μM; 24 hours) inhibits the growth of SGC-7901 cells. Quinacrine (7.5 and 15 μM; 24 hours) induces apoptosis in SGC-7901 cells, which is associated with mitochondria-dependent signal pathway and involves p53 upregulation and caspase-3 activation pathway. Quinacrine (15 μM; 24 hours) treatment significantly increased the levels of proapoptotic proteins, including cytochrome c, Bax, and p53, and decreased the levels of antiapoptotic protein Bcl-2, thus shifting the ratio of Bax/Bcl-2 in favor of apoptosis.
Quinacrine (100 mg/kg three times per week for two consecutive weeks) significantly suppresses circulating blast cells at days 30/31 and increases the median survival time (MST). Quinacrine does not decrease the body weight of treated animals at the tested dose.
- Xiaoyang Wu, et al. Quinacrine Inhibits Cell Growth and Induces Apoptosis in Human Gastric Cancer Cell Line SGC-7901. Curr Ther Res Clin Exp. 2012 Feb;73(1-2):52-64.
- Anna Eriksson, et al. Towards repositioning of quinacrine for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia - Promising synergies and in vivo effects. Leuk Res. 2017 Dec;63:41-46.
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