≥98% (HPLC)

AZT, Zidovudine, Azidothymidine, ZDV
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≥98% (HPLC)




113-115 °C (lit.)


H2O: 50 mg/mL

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Gene Information

human ... HIVE1(3095)
mouse ... Slc29a1(63959)

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3′-Azido-3′-deoxythymidine has been used as the reverse transcriptase inhibitor to inhibit the viral genome integration and as an antimicrobial agent to evaluate its anti-Salmonella activity.


1 g in glass bottle
25 mg in glass insert
100, 250 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Azidothymidine (AZT), a thymidine analogue, is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor against the HIV-1 virus. Azidothymidine has been shown to decrease CRISPR-mediated homology-directed repair (HDR) efficiency.
Reverse transcriptase inhibitor active against HIV-1 virus.

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