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CAS#: 68475-42-3 (free base)

Description: Anagrelide (Agrylin/Xagrid, Shire and Thromboreductin, AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals) is a drug used for the treatment of essential thrombocytosis (ET; essential thrombocythemia), or overproduction of blood platelets. It also has been used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. Anagrelide works by inhibiting the maturation of platelets from megakaryocytes. The mechanism of action of anagrelide is as a Phosphodiesterase 3 Inhibitor. The physiologic effect of anagrelide is by means of Decreased Platelet Production. Anagrelide is a synthetic quinazoline derivative, Anagrelide reduces platelet production through a decrease in megakaryocyte maturation. Anagrelide inhibits cyclic AMP phosphodiesterase, as well as ADP- and collagen-induced platelet aggregation. At therapeutic doses, it does not influence white cell counts or coagulation parameters. Anagrelide is used for treatment of essential thrombocythemia to reduce elevated platelet counts and the risk of thrombosis.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 68475-42-3 (free base)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 317191
Name: Anagrelide
CAS#: 68475-42-3 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C10H7Cl2N3O
Exact Mass: 254.99662
Molecular Weight: 256.09
Elemental Analysis: C, 46.90; H, 2.76; Cl, 27.69; N, 16.41; O, 6.25

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Related CAS #: 68475-42-3 (free base); 58579-51-4 (hydrochloride)  

Synonym: Agrelin; Agrylin; Anagrelide; Anagrelide; BL 4162A; Xagrid; Shire; Thromboreductin

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 6,7-dichloro-5,10-dihydro-3H-imidazo[2,1-b]quinazolin-2-one


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H7Cl2N3O/c11-6-1-2-7-5(9(6)12)3-15-4-8(16)14-10(15)13-7/h1-2H,3-4H2,(H,13,14,16)

SMILES Code: C1C2=C(C=CC(=C2Cl)Cl)NC3=NC(=O)CN31

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: Antelo ML, de Las Heras N, Gonzalez Porras JR, Kerguelen A, Raya JM. Management of side effects of BCR/ABL-negative chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm therapies. Focus on anagrelide. Expert Rev Hematol. 2015 Dec;8(6):819-35. doi: 10.1586/17474086.2015.1088779. Epub 2015 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 26368319.

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7: Ahluwalia M, Butcher L, Donovan H, Killick-Cole C, Jones PM, Erusalimsky JD. The gene expression signature of anagrelide provides an insight into its mechanism of action and uncovers new regulators of megakaryopoiesis. J Thromb Haemost. 2015 Jun;13(6):1103-12. doi: 10.1111/jth.12959. Epub 2015 May 9. PubMed PMID: 25851510.

8: Tortorella G, Piccin A, Tieghi A, Marcheselli L, Steurer M, Gastl G, Codeluppi K, Fama A, Santoro U, Birtolo C, Gugliotta G, Cortelazzo S, Gugliotta L; Gimema Foundation project “Registro Italiano Trombocitemie (RIT)”. Anagrelide treatment and cardiovascular monitoring in essential thrombocythemia. A prospective observational study. Leuk Res. 2015 Jun;39(6):592-8. doi: 10.1016/j.leukres.2015.03.014. Epub 2015 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 25850727.

9: Schwarz J, Ovesná P, Černá O, Kissová J, Soukupová JM, Brychtová Y, Doubek M, Červinek L, Cmunt E, Dulíček P, Campr V, Křen L, Penka M; for CZEMP - Czech Group for Ph- Myeloproliferative Disorders. Thrombosis in thrombocythemic Ph- myeloproliferations is associated with higher platelet count prior to the event: results of analyses of prothrombotic risk factors from a registry of patients treated with anagrelide. Eur J Haematol. 2015 Mar 25. doi: 10.1111/ejh.12554. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25807961.

10: Espasandin YR, Glembotsky AC, Grodzielski M, Lev PR, Goette NP, Molinas FC, Marta RF, Heller PG. Anagrelide platelet-lowering effect is due to inhibition of both megakaryocyte maturation and proplatelet formation: insight into potential mechanisms. J Thromb Haemost. 2015 Apr;13(4):631-42. doi: 10.1111/jth.12850. Epub 2015 Feb 18. PubMed PMID: 25604267.