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from Cordyceps militaris

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Cordyceps militaris

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DNA synthesis | interferes
enzyme | inhibits

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General description

Chemical structure: nucleoside


10, 25, 100 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cordycepin is an adenosine analogue that is readily converted to cordycepin 5′-triphosphate; can be used for 3′-end labeling of RNA.

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Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Oral

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6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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E N Kodama et al.
Biochemical pharmacology, 59(3), 273-281 (1999-12-28)
The nucleoside analogue cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine, 3'-dA) is substantially more cytotoxic to terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase positive (TdT+) leukemic cells than to TdT leukemic cells in vitro in the presence of an adenosine deaminase inhibitor, deoxycoformycin (dCF), and has been considered as...
Wei Su et al.
RNA (New York, N.Y.), 19(1), 1-16 (2012-11-29)
Metazoan replication-dependent histone mRNAs are only present in S-phase, due partly to changes in their stability. These mRNAs end in a unique stem-loop (SL) that is required for both translation and cell-cycle regulation. Previous studies showed that histone mRNA degradation...
Alexander Kondrashov et al.
RNA (New York, N.Y.), 18(12), 2236-2250 (2012-11-03)
Cordycepin (3' deoxyadenosine) has long been used in the study of in vitro assembled polyadenylation complexes, because it terminates the poly(A) tail and arrests the cleavage complex. It is derived from caterpillar fungi, which are highly prized in Chinese traditional...
Thiyagarajan Ramesh et al.
Experimental gerontology, 47(12), 979-987 (2012-09-25)
Free radical-induced oxidative damage is considered to be the most important consequence of the aging process. The activities and capacities of antioxidant systems of cells decline with increased age, leading to the gradual loss of pro-oxidant/antioxidant balance and resulting in...
Amanda L Lloyd et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 191(11), 3469-3481 (2009-03-31)
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) strain CFT073 contains 13 large genomic islands ranging in size from 32 kb to 123 kb. Eleven of these genomic islands were individually deleted from the genome, and nine isogenic mutants were tested for their ability...

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