5-Fluorouracil (5-FU)

5-Fluorouracil Unit size Cat. code Docs Qty Price
DNA synthesis inhibitor
250 mg

Nucleobase analog for in vitro and in vivo cytotoxicity assays

5-Fluorouracil is a fluorinated analog of uracil. 5-FU is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cancer chemotherapy as an antineoplastic, antimetabolic agent.

Lately with the development of gene therapy, 5-FU can be used in combination with the uracil phosporibosyltransferase suicide gene.

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CAS number: 51-21-8

Formula: C4H3FN2O2

Molecular weight: 130.1

Working concentration: 1 - 300 μg/ml

Uracil phosporibosyltransferase genes: S.cerevisiae, E.coli

Cytosine Deaminase (CD) fused to uracil phosphoribosyl transferase genes: S. cerevisiaeE.coli

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  • 250 mg at 10 mg/ml

room temperature 5-FU is shipped at room temperature.

store Store at room temperature in a cool and dark place.

stable 5-FU is stable for one year when properly stored

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