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M6786-2 2mg solid $80
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Mitoxantrone is an anthraquinone that intercalates in DNA and inhibits topoisomerase II (IC50 = 5.3 μM), thus inhibiting cell proliferation. It also inhibits HIV-1 integrase (IC50 = 3.8 μM). Mitoxantrone is exported from cells in an ATP- and glutathione-dependent manner by multidrug resistance protein-1.4 Formulations containing mitoxantrone have been used in the treatment of cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Product information

CAS Number: 65271-80-9

Molecular Weight: 444.48

Formula: C22H28N4O6


Mitoxantrone free base







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Foreign brand names


Related CAS Number:

70476-82-3 (HCl)

Chemical Name: 1,4-dihydroxy-5,8-bis((2-((2-hydroxyethyl)amino)ethyl)amino)anthracene-9,10-dione



InChi: InChI=1S/C22H28N4O6/c27-11-9-23-5-7-25-13-1-2-14(26-8-6-24-10-12-28)18-17(13)21(31)19-15(29)3-4-16(30)20(19)22(18)32/h1-4,23-30H,5-12H2

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power.

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

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

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

How to use

In Vitro:

Mitoxantrone inhibits PKC in a competitive manner with respect to histone H1, and its Ki value is 6.3 μM and in a non-competitive manner with respect to phosphatidylserine and ATP. Treatment of B-CLL cells for 48 h with mitoxantrone (0.5 μg/mL) induces a decrease in cell viability. Mitoxantrone induces DNA fragmentation and the proteolytic cleavage of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), demonstrating that the cytotoxic effect of mitoxantrone is due to induction of apoptosis. Mitoxantrone shows cytotoxicity to human breast carcinoma cell lines MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 with IC50 values of 18 and 196 nM, respectively.

In Vivo:

Mitoxantrone given IP at the optimal dose (1.6 mg/kg/day; as a free base) produces a statistically significant number of 60-day survivors (curative effect) in mice with IP implanted L1210 leukemia. In SC implanted Lewis lung carcinoma, mitoxantrone and ADM administered IV also shows effective antitumor activities and produces a 60% and a 45% ILS, respectively.


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