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CAS#: 1214741-69-1

Description: AEZS-112, also known as ZEN012, is an orally active small mol. anti-cancer drug which inhibits the polymn. of tubulin at low micromolar concns. AEZS 112 dose-dependently increased non-vital hypodiploid cells and the cytotoxic effect was least pronounced in G2 phase of the cell cycle, indicating cell death during mitosis, as detd. by FACS anal. AEZS 112 showed anti-tumor activity in human ovarian and endometrial cancer cell lines at low micromolar concns., which could not be abrogated by caspase inhibition and is therefore a good candidate for in vivo studies in these tumors.

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CAS# 1214741-69-1

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 200115
Name: AEZS-112
CAS#: 1214741-69-1
Chemical Formula: C25H23N3O2
Exact Mass: 397.18
Molecular Weight: 397.469
Elemental Analysis: C, 75.54; H, 5.83; N, 10.57; O, 8.05

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Synonym: ZEN012; ZEN 012; ZEN-012; AEZS112; AEZS 112; AEZS-112.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 9-Acridinyl[4-(3-methoxyphenyl)-1-piperazinyl]methanone


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C25H23N3O2/c1-30-19-8-6-7-18(17-19)27-13-15-28(16-14-27)25(29)24-20-9-2-4-11-22(20)26-23-12-5-3-10-21(23)24/h2-12,17H,13-16H2,1H3


Appearance: 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

More Info: AEZS-112 is currently developed by Æterna Zentaris Inc. AEZS-112 is the first anticancer drug in development involving two mechanisms of action, tubulin and topoisomerase II inhibition. AEZS-112 expresses different modes of action such as, pro-apoptotic and anti-angiogenic properties.   Mode of action studies revealed that the compound AEZS-112 inhibits the polymerization of ß-tubulin in low micromolar concentrations. Competition studies suggest that AEZS-112 interacts with the same binding site on microtubules as colchicine. AEZS-112 destroys the mitotic spindles of the cancer cells, arrests the cancer cells in G2/M phase at low concentrations, mediates DNA fragmentation via inhibition of topoisomerase II and induces apoptosis via various mechanisms. See  Æterna Zentaris Inc's website.    

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 397.47 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL
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1: Kwok CW, Treeck O, Buchholz S, Seitz S, Ortmann O, Engel JB. Receptors for luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (GnRH) as therapeutic targets in triple negative breast cancers (TNBC). Target Oncol. 2014 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25293576.

2: Engel JB, Schönhals T, Weidler C, Häusler S, Krockenberger M, Rieger L, Dietl J, Wischhusen J, Honig A. Tubulin inhibitor AEZS 112 inhibits the growth of experimental human ovarian and endometrial cancers irrespective of caspase inhibition. Oncol Rep. 2009 Aug;22(2):361-7. PubMed PMID: 19578778.