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Idarubicin hydrochloride


DMDR, IMI-30, Idamycin, 4-Demethoxydaunorubicin hydrochloride, (7S-cis)-9-Acetyl-7-[(3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-α-L-lyxo-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,9,11-trihydroxy-5,12-naphthacenedione
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C26H27NO9 · HCl
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human ... TOP2A(7153)

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10 mg in glass bottle


Idarubicin is an anthracycline antibiotic that is an anti-leukemia agent with higher DNA binding capacity and greater cytotoxicity than daunorubicin.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Topoisomerase II inhibitor

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Oral - Carc. 2 - Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1B - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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  5. What can be used to make a solution of Idarubicin hydrochloride, Product I1656?

    We test the solubility of idarubicin hydrochloride at 20 mg/ml of methanol.  Idarubicin hydrochloride is also slightly soluble in water (10 mg/ml water with slight heat) and slightly soluble in ethanol.

  6. How is idarubicin used therapeutically?

    Idarubicin is an antineoplastic drug used to treat AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia).  In addition this compound has also been used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and both acute nonlymphocytic and chronic myelogenous leukemias.

  7. What is the mode of action for idarubicin?

    Idarubicin is an intercalating analog of daunorubicin that interferes with nucleic acid synthesis.  It is an anti-tumor antibiotic used in the treatment of leukemia.

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Molecular pharmacology, 61(3), 516-523 (2002-02-21)
Anthracyclines are among the most efficient drugs of cancer chemotherapy, but their use is limited by a significant risk of cardiotoxicity, which is still far from being understood. This study investigates whether impairment of mitochondrial creatine kinase (MtCK), a key
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Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 31(3), 321-327 (2012-12-19)
Although standard chemotherapy remains associated with a poor outcome in older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), it is unclear which patients can survive long enough to be considered as cured. This study aimed to identify factors influencing the long-term
D Reinhardt et al.
Klinische Padiatrie, 224(6), 372-376 (2012-07-24)
The survival rate of children and adolescents suffering acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been significantly improved within the last decades. This has been achieved by a continuously intensified therapy and progress in supportive care to prevent and treat complications. In
Jungwon Huh et al.
American journal of hematology, 87(10), 961-968 (2012-08-14)
Core binding factor (CBF) AML with the D816 C-KIT gene mutation demonstrate inferior treatment outcomes. However, the remaining cases without the D816 C-KIT mutation imply a requirement of more sophisticated dissection of the patients according to their prognosis. In this
Monica L Guzman et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99(25), 16220-16225 (2002-11-27)
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is typically a disease of stem progenitor cell origin. Interestingly, the leukemic stem cell (LSC) shares many characteristics with normal hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) including the ability to self-renew and a predominantly G(0) cell-cycle status. Thus


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