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Methyl pyropheophorbide-a  (Synonyms: Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester)

Cat. No.: HY-137473 Purity: 98.17%
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Methyl pyropheophorbide-a (Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester), a chlorophyll-a derivative, is a potent photosensitizer that can be used in photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer. Methyl pyropheophorbide-a has photodynamic activity and can induce apoptosis and inhibit tumor growth.

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Methyl pyropheophorbide-a Chemical Structure

Methyl pyropheophorbide-a Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 6453-67-4

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Description

Methyl pyropheophorbide-a (Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester), a chlorophyll-a derivative, is a potent photosensitizer that can be used in photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer. Methyl pyropheophorbide-a has photodynamic activity and can induce apoptosis and inhibit tumor growth[1][2].

In Vitro

Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester (2 μM; 12 h) inhibits the cell cycle progression from the G0/G1-phases and induces apoptosis at the light dosage of 55.6 kJ/m2 in PC-3M cells[2].
Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester (0.2-15 μM; 20 h) has no significant dark cytotoxicity in NCI-h446 cells[1].
Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester (0.1-15 μM; 20 h) mediates a dose-dependent photocytotoxicity in the NCI-h446 cells[1].
Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester (2-4 μM; 0-24 h) induces apoptosis of NCI-h446 cells in a time-dependent manner[1].
Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester (0.5-4 μM; 0-20 h) shows a photocytotoxicity in PC-3M cells[2].

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Apoptosis Analysis[1]

Cell Line: PC-3M cells
Concentration: 2 μM
Incubation Time: 12 h
Result: Apoptosis rate was about 0.27%, 6.15%, 20.49%, 50.76%, 65.39%, 64.92%, and 64.37% at 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 h posttreatment, respectively under the conditions of LC75 (2 μM+55.6 kJ/m2).
In Vivo

Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester (15 mg/kg; tail vein and topical injection) inhibits the growth of PC-3M tumors in mice[2].

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Animal Model: Male BALB/c nude mice (6-8 weeks, 16-20 g) bearing PC-3M tumor[2]
Dosage: 15 mg/kg
Administration: Tail vein injection and topical injection
Result: The tumor volume and the weight inhibition rate were 46.78%, 41.84% in tail vein injection group and 78.66%, 72.07% in topical injection group, respectively.
Molecular Weight

548.67

Formula

C34H36N4O3

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CC1=C(N2)/C=C(C(CC)=C3C)\N=C3/C=C(C(C=C)=C/4C)\NC4=C/C5=N/C([[email protected]]([[email protected]@H]5C)CCC(OC)=O)=C(C6)\C2=C1C6=O

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DMSO : 2.5 mg/mL (4.56 mM; ultrasonic and warming and heat to 60°C)

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