1. Antibody-drug Conjugate/ADC Related
    Cell Cycle/DNA Damage
  2. ADC Cytotoxin
    DNA Alkylator/Crosslinker
    DNA/RNA Synthesis

Mitomycin C (Synonyms: Ametycine)

Cat. No.: HY-13316 Purity: 98.51%
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Mitomycin C is a DNA-damaging agent and small-molecule inhibitor effectively sensitize cancer cells to tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL).

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Mitomycin C Chemical Structure

Mitomycin C Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 50-07-7

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Mitomycin C is a DNA-damaging agent and small-molecule inhibitor effectively sensitize cancer cells to tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL).

IC50 & Target

DNA synthesis[1]

In Vitro

The HCT116 (p53-/-) cells are minimally sensitive to either Mitomycin C or TRAIL alone. However, surprisingly, combination treatment with MMC and TRAIL decreases cell viability significantly. Although Mitomycin C and TRAIL alone are moderately effective, Mitomycin C substantially enhances the effect of TRAIL on suppression of the cell proliferation. Mitomycin C and TRAIL treatment alone induces 9.5% and 35.0% apoptosis, respectively. However, combination treatment with Mitomycin C and TRAIL enhances apoptosis to 66.6%[1]. Mitomycin C is a cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent that causes DNA damage in the form of DNA cross-links as well as a variety of DNA monoadducts and is known to induce p53[2].

In Vivo

Mice bearing xenografted HCT116 (p53-/-) colon tumors and HT-29 colon tumors are treated with Mitomycin C (i.p., 1 mg/kg) and TRAIL (i.v., 100 μg) every other day. Animals are treated with 10 consecutive cycles of the combination therapy regimen. The combination therapy suppresses tumor growth significantly and does not impact the weight of the mice, indicating that the therapeutic combination of Mitomycin C and TRAIL is well-tolerated and has anti-tumor activity in vivo[1]. Intravesical Mitomycin C instillations has an effect on body weight that is not observed in normal, NaCl instilled or Epirubicin instilled rats. After 3 consecutive weekly instillations of 1 mg/mL Mitomycin C there is almost no weight gain, whereas rats in the other 3 groups has a statistically significant weight gain compared with MMC treated rats[3].

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Concentration Volume (DMSO) Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.9911 mL 14.9553 mL 29.9106 mL
5 mM 0.5982 mL 2.9911 mL 5.9821 mL
10 mM 0.2991 mL 1.4955 mL 2.9911 mL
Cell Assay

Mitomycin C is dissolved in DMSO and stored, and then diluted with appropriate medium before use[1].

Colon adenocarcinoma HCT116 and HT-29 human colon cancer cells are used. The CellTiter-Glo Luminescent Cell Viability Assay is used to measure cell viability, which use a unique, stable form of luciferase to measure ATP as an indicator of viable cells, and the luminescent signal produced is proportional to the number of viable cells present in culture. Cells are pretreated with Mitomycin C (5 μM) for 12 h or 24 h, and then exposed to different concentrations of TRAIL for 12 h. An equal volume (100 μL) of CellTiter-GloTM reagent is added and the solution is mixed gently for 2 min on an orbital shaker. Mixture is incubated at room temperature for 10 min to allow luminescent signal to stabilize, and then imaging is performed using the Xenogen IVIS system to quantify the cell viability[1]. MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Animal Administration

Mitomycin C is prepared in saline (0.9% NaCl).

Four- to 6-wk-old NCr nude mice are treated with Mitomycin C (1 mg/kg) by intraperitoneal injection for 24 h, followed by one intravenous dose of purified rhTRAIL (100 μg). As a negative control, a subset of the mice are injected (i.p. and i.v.) with saline (vehicle) at the same frequency of treatment. Animals are treated for 3 consecutive weeks. The tumor size is monitored every week using caliper measurements of the tumor volume.
Young adult female Wistar rats at age 13 weeks with a median weight of 217 g (range 187 to 255) are randomized into 4 groups of 10 each, namely a normal group with no instillations, an NaCl 0.9% or placebo group that received instillations with the solvent of the chemotherapeutic agents, an Mitomycin C (1 mg/mL) group and an Epirubicin (1 mg/mL) group. MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.







Powder -20°C 3 years
  4°C 2 years
In solvent -80°C 6 months
  -20°C 1 month

Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere

Solvent & Solubility

DMSO: 30 mg/mL

* "<1 mg/mL" means slightly soluble or insoluble. "≥" means soluble, but saturation unknown.

Purity: 98.51%

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