Kinetin riboside

Catalog No. Size PriceQuantity
M12536-2 2mg solid $80
M12536-10 10mg solid $240


Kinetin riboside, a cytokinin analog, can induce apoptosis in cancer cells. It inhibits the proliferation of HCT-15 cells with an IC50 of 2.5 μM.

Product information

CAS Number: 4338-47-0

Molecular Weight: 347.33

Formula: C15H17N5O5



Chemical Name: (2R, 3R, 4S, 5R)-2-(6-{[(furan-2-yl)methyl]amino}-9H-purin-9-yl)-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolane-3, 4-diol

Smiles: OC[C@H]1O[C@H]([C@H](O)[C@@H]1O)N1C=NC2C(NCC3=CC=CO3)=NC=NC1=2


InChi: InChI=1S/C15H17N5O5/c21-5-9-11(22)12(23)15(25-9)20-7-19-10-13(17-6-18-14(10)20)16-4-8-2-1-3-24-8/h1-3,6-7,9,11-12,15,21-23H,4-5H2,(H,16,17,18)/t9-,11-,12-,15-/m1/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : ≥ 29 mg/mL (83.49 mM)

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: ≥360 days 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

How to use

In Vitro:

Kinetin riboside displays antiproliferative and apoptogenic activity against various human cancer cell lines. Kinetin riboside is able to inhibit the proliferation in HCT-15 human colon cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner (IC50=2.5 μM). Kinetin riboside induces apoptosis in HeLa and mouse melanoma B16F-10 cells. Kinetin riboside disrupts the mitochondrial membrane potential and induces the release of cytochrome c and activation of caspase-3. Bad are up-regulated while Bcl-2 is down-regulated under kinetin riboside exposure.

In Vivo:

Kinetin riboside significantly suppresses tumor growth. The most effective anti-melanoma response is elicited at 40 mg/kg.


  1. Rajabi M, et al. Antiproliferative activity of kinetin riboside on HCT-15 colon cancer cell line. Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids. 2012;31(6):474-81.
  2. Choi BH, et al. Kinetin riboside preferentially induces apoptosis by modulating Bcl-2 family proteins and caspase-3 in cancer cells. Cancer Lett. 2008 Mar 8;261(1):37-45.

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