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An anticancer agent

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methotrexate, which is [are] known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to
Catalog #: B2654
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B2654-50 50 mg
B2654-250 250 mg
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Product Details

Alternate Name NSC 740; CL 14,377; MTX; Amethopterin; N-[4-[[(2,4-diamino-6-pteridinyl)methyl]methylamino]benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid
Appearance Orange solid
CAS # 59-05-2
Molecular Formula C₂₀H₂₂N₈O₅
Molecular Weight 454.4
Purity ≥98%
Solubility >40 mg/ml DMSO
InChi InChI=1S/C20H22N8O5/c1-28(9-11-8-23-17-15(24-11)16(21)26-20(22)27-17)12-4-2-10(3-5-12)18(31)25-13(19(32)33)6-7-14(29)30/h2-5,8,13H,6-7,9H2,1H3,(H,25,31)(H,29,30)(H,32,33)(H4,21,22,23,26,27)/t13-/m0/s1
PubChem CID 126941
MDL Number MFCD00150847
Handling Do not take internally. Wear gloves and mask when handling the product! Avoid contact by all modes of exposure.
Storage Conditions -20ºC
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Methotrexate is a folate derivative that inhibits several enzymes responsible for nucleotide synthesis. This inhibition leads to suppression of inflammation as well as prevention of cell division. Because of these effects, methotrexate is often used to treat inflammation caused by arthritis or to control cell division in neoplastic diseases such as breast cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. MTX is known to induce adenosine release, which mediates many of its anti-inflammatory effects, including the reduction of proinflammatory cytokines.

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