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  3. Hycanthone


Cat. No.: HY-B1099 Purity: 98.38%
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Hycanthone is an effective antischistosomai drug.

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Hycanthone Chemical Structure

Hycanthone Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 3105-97-3

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Hycanthone is an effective antischistosomai drug.

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In Vitro

Hycanthone at 20 mg/mL or more is progressively more detrimental to cell viability. Results reveal that increased concentrations of Hycanthone, ranging from 0.1 to 10 μg/mL, progressively reduces viral interferon yields as much as 73% compare to that of controls[2].

In Vivo

Results show that the incorporation of tritiated thymidine into TCA-precipitable material of adult sensitive worms undergo a progressive decrease after treatment with Hycanthone. Immature worms are totally unaffected by Hycanthone at all times tested. Male worms treated with Hycanthone show signs of a possible partial recovery from the initial low levels of incorporation. The incorporation of tritiated leucine by drug-sensitive worms treated with Hycanthone is inhibited by 40 to 50% in the first four days after treatment. Results show that, 7 days after Hycanthone treatment, both ribosomal RNA species are reduced by at least 80% with respect to untreated worms, with some indication of a possible accumulation of heavier precursor molecules[1].

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Powder -20°C 3 years
  4°C 2 years
In solvent -80°C 6 months
  -20°C 1 month
Solvent & Solubility
In Vitro: 

DMSO : 12.5 mg/mL (35.07 mM; Need ultrasonic)

H2O : < 0.1 mg/mL (insoluble)

Stock Solutions
Concentration Solvent Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.8052 mL 14.0260 mL 28.0521 mL
5 mM 0.5610 mL 2.8052 mL 5.6104 mL
10 mM 0.2805 mL 1.4026 mL 2.8052 mL
*Please refer to the solubility information to select the appropriate solvent.
In Vivo:
  • 1.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    40% PEG300    5% Tween-80    45% saline

    Solubility: ≥ 1.25 mg/mL (3.51 mM); Clear solution

  • 2.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% (20% SBE-β-CD in saline)

    Solubility: 1.25 mg/mL (3.51 mM); Suspended solution; Need ultrasonic

  • 3.

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% corn oil

    Solubility: ≥ 1.25 mg/mL (3.51 mM); Clear solution

*All of the co-solvents are provided by MCE.
Cell Assay

Appropriate quantities of Hycanthone (1 to 100 μg) in 10 mL maintenance medium are added to plastic flasks (75 cm2) containing approximately 3×107 LLC-MK2 cells in monolayer, which are then incubated at 35°C for 24 h. Maintenance medium is decanted, and 2 mL influenza virus is added onto cell monolayers and incubated at 35°C for 2 h. The multiplicity of infection is approximately 1.0. Inoculum is removed and 10 mL maintenance medium is added to each flask, which is then incubated at 35°C for 24 h. Supernatant fluid is decanted, centrifuged at 100,000 g for 1 h, dialyzed against HCI-KCI buffer (pH 2.0) at 4°C for 24 h, and then dialyzed against two changes of phosphate-buffered saline (pH 7.1) at 4°C for 24 h. Fluids are passed through filters to obtain sterile preparations. Samples are stored at -80°C until assayed for interferon activity[2].

MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Animal Administration

Female outbred Swiss albino mice used as definitive hosts weigh 18 to 20 g at the time of infection. Hycanthone is administered at 0.01 mL/g body weight intramuscularly by splitting the dose into the two hind legs, so that each mouse receives 80 mg/kg body weight of the free base. Treatments are usually performed during the 8th week after infection[1].

MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

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