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MedKoo CAT#: 406151

CAS#: 58337-35-2

Description: Celiptium, also known as elliptinium acetate, a topoisomerase II inhibitor, is the acetate salt of elliptinium, a derivative of the alkaloid ellipticine isolated from species of the plant family Apocynaceae, including Bleekeria vitensis, a plant with anti-cancer properties. As a topoisomerase II inhibitor and intercalating agent, elliptinium stabilizes the cleavable complex of topoisomerase II and induces DNA breakages, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and RNA and protein synthesis.

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CAS# 58337-35-2

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 406151
Name: Celiptium
CAS#: 58337-35-2
Chemical Formula: C20H20N2O3
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 336.38
Elemental Analysis: C, 71.41; H, 5.99; N, 8.33; O, 14.27

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Synonym: ellipticine acetate Elliptinium acetate; Celiptium; 9HME; HME; NMHE

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 9-hydroxy-2,5,11-trimethyl-6H-pyrido[4,3-b]carbazol-2-ium acetate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H16N2O.C2H4O2/c1-10-15-9-20(3)7-6-13(15)11(2)18-17(10)14-8-12(21)4-5-16(14)19-18;1-2(3)4/h4-9,21H,1-3H3;1H3,(H,3,4)

SMILES Code: CC1=C2C(NC3=C2C=C(O)C=C3)=C(C)C4=CC=[N+](C)C=C41.CC([O-])=O

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

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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: al Kadri H, Lancelot JC, Drosdowsky MA, al Quirbi A, al-Safadi M, Hernandez C, Robba M, Rault S, Carreau S. In vitro effects of Celiptium and MR 14504 on mature rat Leydig cell testosterone production. Cell Biol Toxicol. 1997 Feb;13(2):83-94. PubMed PMID: 9049098.

2: Thomas N, Raguenez-Viotte G, Dieber-Rotheneder M, Esterbauer H, Fillastre JP. Time course study of lipid peroxidation induced by N2-methyl-9-hydroxyellipticinium acetate or celiptium in rat renal cortex. Pharmacol Toxicol. 1991 Aug;69(2):112-6. PubMed PMID: 1775430.

3: Raguenez-Viotte G, Thomas N, Fillastre JP. Subcellular localization of celiptium-induced peroxidative damage in rat renal cortex. Arch Toxicol. 1991;65(3):244-51. PubMed PMID: 2053851.

4: Raguenez-Viotte G, Dieber-Rotheneder M, Dadoun C, Fillastre JP, Esterbauer H. Evidence for 4-hydroxyalkenals in rat renal cortex peroxidized by N2-methyl-9-hydroxyellipticinium acetate or Celiptium. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1990 Oct 1;1046(3):294-300. PubMed PMID: 2145981.

5: Dadoun C, Raguenez-Viotte G. Celiptium-induced nephrotoxicity and lipid peroxidation in rat renal cortex. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1990;27(3):178-86. PubMed PMID: 2265453.

6: Raguenez-Viotte G, Fillastre JP. Bleb formation in the renal epithelial cell line LLC-PK1 exposed to N2-methyl-9-hydroxyellipticinium acetate (celiptium). Int J Tissue React. 1990;12(6):347-51. PubMed PMID: 2102898.

7: Sautereau AM, Betermier M, Altibelli A, Tocanne JF. Adsorption of the cationic antitumoral drug celiptium to phosphatidylglycerol in membrane model systems. Effect on membrane electrical properties. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1989 Jan 30;978(2):276-82. PubMed PMID: 2914142.

8: Samadi-Baboli M, Favre G, Soula G. [Vectorization of antineoplastic drugs by low density lipoproteins: incorporation of acyl celiptium and metabolism of complexes in the cellular receptor of human fibroblasts]. Bull Cancer. 1989;76(8):853-7. French. PubMed PMID: 2620112.

9: Salahou A, Courseille C, Tsai CC. Structure of an antitumour drug: 9-hydroxy-2,5,11-trimethyl-6H-pyridol[4,3-b]-carbazolium acetate (9-hydroxy-2-methylellipticinium acetate; Celiptium) dihydrate. Acta Crystallogr C. 1988 Dec 15;44 ( Pt 12):2123-6. PubMed PMID: 3270552.

10: Sautereau AM, Tocanne JF, Trombe MC. Relationship between the uptake and cytotoxicity of celiptium in wild type and resistant mutants of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1987 Jun 15;145(2):927-33. PubMed PMID: 3593380.


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