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MedKoo CAT#: 202380
Description: Quarfloxin, also known as Quarfloxacin and CX-3543, is a fluoroquinolone derivative with antineoplastic activity. Quarfloxin disrupts the interaction between the nucleolin protein and a G-quadruplex DNA structure in the ribosomal DNA (rDNA) template, a critical interaction for rRNA biogenesis that is overexpressed in cancer cells; disruption of this G-quadruplex DNA:protein interaction in aberrant rRNA biogenesis may result in the inhibition of ribosome synthesis and tumor cell apoptosis.
MedKoo Cat#: 202380
Chemical Formula: C35H33FN6O3
Exact Mass: 604.25982
Molecular Weight: 604.67
Elemental Analysis: C, 69.52; H, 5.50; F, 3.14; N, 13.90; O, 7.94
Synonym: CX 3543; CX-3543; CX 3543; Quarfloxacin
IUPAC/Chemical Name: 5-fluoro-N-(2-((S)-1-methylpyrrolidin-2-yl)ethyl)-3-oxo-6-((R)-3-(pyrazin-2-yl)pyrrolidin-1-yl)-3H-benzo[b]pyrido[3,2,1-kl]phenoxazine-2-carboxamide.
InChi Key: WOQIDNWTQOYDLF-RPWUZVMVSA-N
InChi Code: InChI=1S/C35H33FN6O3/c1-40-13-4-7-24(40)8-10-39-35(44)26-20-42-29-15-21-5-2-3-6-22(21)16-30(29)45-34-31(42)25(33(26)43)17-27(36)32(34)41-14-9-23(19-41)28-18-37-11-12-38-28/h2-3,5-6,11-12,15-18,20,23-24H,4,7-10,13-14,19H2,1H3,(H,39,44)/t23-,24+/m1/s1
SMILES Code: O=C(C1=CN2C3=C(C(N4C[C@H](C5=NC=CN=C5)CC4)=C(F)C=C3C1=O)OC6=CC7=CC=CC=C7C=C26)NCC[C@H]8N(C)CCC8
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
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 604.67 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.
|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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Clinical trial news: Quarfloxin is a ground-breaking small-molecule targeted cancer therapeutic derived from the validated fluoroquinolone class of drugs. Rationally designed to selectively inhibit ribosomal RNA (rRNA) biogenesis in cancer cells, quarfloxin disrupts the interaction between the Nucleolin protein and a G-quadruplex DNA structure in the ribosomal DNA (rDNA) template, a critical interaction for rRNA biogenesis and one that is amplified in cancer cells. As a result, quarfloxin selectively induces apoptotic cell death in cancers. Many commercialized cancer therapeutics act indirectly on rRNA Biogenesis through upstream modulators, but quarfloxin is the first agent to directly target this cancer-specific aberrant cell function. According to news released on June 19, 2011, Cylene Pharmaceuticals announced the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial of quarfloxin (CX-3543) in patients with carcinoid/neuroendocrine tumors (C/NET), which are malignant cancers arising from neural crest cells.