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MedKoo CAT#: 329643

CAS#: 69-33-0

Description: Tubercidin is a DNA/RNA Synthesis inhibitor. Tubercidin is a toxic adenosine analog with antiviral, antitrypanosomal, and antifungal functions. It inhibits multiple metabolic processes, including RNA processing, nucleic acid synthesis, protein synthesis, and methylation of tRNA through intracellular incorporation into nucleic acids. Tubercidin acts as a plant antifungal, inhibits mammalian SAH hydrolase (SAHH), and blocks purine biosynthesis in Candida famata.

Price and Availability

Size Price Shipping out time Quantity
10mg USD 150 2 Weeks
25mg USD 250 2 Weeks
50mg USD 450 2 Weeks
100mg USD 750 2 Weeks
200mg USD 1059 2 Weeks
500mg USD 1950 2 Weeks
1g USD 2950 2 Weeks
2g USD 4250 2 Weeks
5g USD 7650 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2021-01-26. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Tubercidin, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 329643
Name: Tubercidin
CAS#: 69-33-0
Chemical Formula: C11H14N4O4
Exact Mass: 266.1015
Molecular Weight: 266.257
Elemental Analysis: C, 49.62; H, 5.30; N, 21.04; O, 24.04

Synonym: Tubercidin; Antibiotic XK 101-1; B 120121; NSC 56408; SKI 26996; Sparsomycin A; TBC; Tubercidin; Tubercidine; U 10071; U-10071; U10071;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (2R,3R,4S,5R)-2-(4-amino-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-7-yl)-5-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydrofuran-3,4-diol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C11H14N4O4/c12-9-5-1-2-15(10(5)14-4-13-9)11-8(18)7(17)6(3-16)19-11/h1-2,4,6-8,11,16-18H,3H2,(H2,12,13,14)/t6-,7-,8-,11-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: NC1=NC=NC2=C1C=CN2[C@H]3[C@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](CO)O3

Technical Data

Solid powder

>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).

Soluble in DMSO

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).

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Additional Information

Tubercidin inhibits glycolysis in Trypanosoma brucei. Tubercidin inhibits both chemotaxis and chemotaxis-dependent cell streaming of Dictyostelium, and chemotaxis of neutrophils at concentrations that have little effect on cell viability


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