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Aphidicolin | DNA polymerase inhibitor

Aphidicolin (38966-21-1) specifically inhibits DNA polymerase α and δ via binding to the enzyme, in eukaryotic cells such as the HeLa cell line, without affecting other DNA polymerases1. Arrests cell cycle at early S phase while allowing continued cell growth2. Aphidicolin potentiates apoptosis induction induced by other agents3. Increases gene amplification frequency in HeLa S3 cells overexpressing Bcl-24.

1) Syvaoja et al. (1990), DNA polymerases alpha, delta, and epsilon: three distinct enzymes from HeLa cells; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 87 6664
2) Urbani et al. (1995), Dissociation of nuclear and cytoplasmic cell cycle progression by drugs employed in cell synchronization; Exp. Cell Res., 219 159
3) Kuwakado et al. (1993), Aphidicolin potentiates apoptosis induced by arabinosyl nucleosides in human myeloid leukemia cell lines; Biochem. Pharmacol., 46 1909
4) Yin and Schimke (1996), Inhibition of apoptosis by overexpressing Bcl-2 enhances gene amplification by a mechanism independent of aphidicolin pretreatment; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 93 3394

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DNA polymerase inhibitor
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Molecular Formula:
Soluble in DMSO (up to 10 mg/ml) or in Ethanol (up to 1 mg/ml).
Physical Properties:
White solid
98% by TLC
NMR (Conforms)
Storage Temperature:
Stable for 2 years as supplied. Solutions in DMSO or ethanol may be stored at -20° for up to 1 month.
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