Monomethyl auristatin E

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M6664-2 2mg solid $76
M6664-10 10mg solid $316



Product Information

Monomethyl auristatin E is a synthetic antineoplastic agent. Because of its toxicity, it cannot be used as a drug itself; instead, it is linked to a monoclonal antibody (MAB) which directs it to the cancer cells. In International Nonproprietary Names for MMAE-MAB-conjugates, the name vedotin refers to Monomethyl auristatin E plus its linking structure to the antibody. Monomethyl auristatin E is a potent antimitotic drug derived from peptides occurring in marine shell-less mollusc Dolabella auricularia called dolastatins which show potent activity in preclinical studies, both in vitro and in vivo, against a range of lymphomas, leukemia and solid tumors. Monomethyl auristatin E show potency of up to 200 times that of vinblastine, another antimitotic drug used for Hodgkin lymphoma as well as other types of cancer.


Chemical Formula: C39H67N5O7


Exact Mass: 717.50405


Molecular Weight: 717.97858


Elemental Analysis: C, 65.24; H, 9.41; N, 9.75; O, 15.60






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Appearance: white solid powder

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

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001


In Vitro

Monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) is efficiently released from SGN-35 within CD30+ cancer cells and, due to its membrane permeability, is able to exert cytotoxic activity on bystander cells. MMAE sensitizes colorectal and pancreatic cancer cells to IR in a schedule and dose dependent manner correlating with mitotic arrest. Radiosensitization is evidenced by decreased clonogenic survival and increased DNA double strand breaks in irradiated cells.


In Vivo

Monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) in combination with IR results in tumor growth delay, tumor-targeted ACPP-cRGD-MMAE with IR produces a more robust and significantly prolongs tumor regression in xenograft models.





  1. Pan LQ, Wang HB, Xie ZM, Li ZH, Tang XJ, Xu YC, Zhang C, Naranmandura H, Chen SQ. Novel conjugation of tumor-necrosis-factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) with monomethyl auristatin E for efficient antitumor drug delivery. Adv Mater. 2013 Sep 14;25(34):4718-22. doi: 10.1002/adma.201301385. Epub 2013 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 23847045.


  1. Li D, Poon KA, Yu SF, Dere R, Go M, Lau J, Zheng B, Elkins K, Danilenko D, Kozak KR, Chan P, Chuh J, Shi X, Nazzal D, Fuh F, McBride J, Ramakrishnan V, de Tute R, Rawstron A, Jack AS, Deng R, Chu YW, Dornan D, Williams M, Ho W, Ebens A, Prabhu S, Polson AG. DCDT2980S, an anti-CD22-monomethyl auristatin E antibody-drug conjugate, is a potential treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2013 Jul;12(7):1255-65. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-12-1173. Epub 2013 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 23598530.


  1. Valliere-Douglass JF, McFee WA, Salas-Solano O. Native intact mass determination of antibodies conjugated with monomethyl Auristatin E and F at interchain cysteine residues. Anal Chem. 2012 Mar 20;84(6):2843-9. doi: 10.1021/ac203346c. Epub 2012 Mar 2. PubMed PMID: 22384990.


  1. Naumovski L, Junutula JR. Glembatumumab vedotin, a conjugate of an anti-glycoprotein non-metastatic melanoma protein B mAb and monomethyl auristatin E for the treatment of melanoma and breast cancer. Curr Opin Mol Ther. 2010 Apr;12(2):248-57. PubMed PMID: 20373269.


  1. Francisco JA, Cerveny CG, Meyer DL, Mixan BJ, Klussman K, Chace DF, Rejniak SX, Gordon KA, DeBlanc R, Toki BE, Law CL, Doronina SO, Siegall CB, Senter PD, Wahl AF. cAC10-vcMMAE, an anti-CD30-monomethyl auristatin E conjugate with potent and selective antitumor activity. Blood. 2003 Aug 15;102(4):1458-65. Epub 2003 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 12714494.


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