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V8879 Sigma-Aldrich

Vincristine sulfate salt

95.0-105.0% (HPLC), powder or crystals

Synonym: 22-Oxovincaleukoblastine sulfate salt, Leurocristine sulfate salt, VCR

  • CAS Number 2068-78-2

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C46H56N4O10 · H2SO4

  • Molecular Weight 923.04

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3924631

  •  EC Number 218-190-0

  •  MDL number MFCD00084729

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57654729

  •  NACRES NA.85




Vincristine is an antitumor alkaloid isolated from Vinca Rosea. It is used to treat acute leukaemia, malignant lymphoma, Hodgkin′s disease, acute erythraemia, acute panmyelosis, breast cancer, Kaposi’s sarcoma and testicular cancer. Vincristine is widely used in cancer research. It is used to study multi-drug resistance. It is used to inhibit cell cycle progression at M-phase and to inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAO) .


1, 5, 25 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Vincristine is a plant alkaloid that inhibits microtubule assembly by binding tubulin and inducing coiled spiral aggregate formation. It arrests cell cycle in G2/M-phase by blocking mitotic spindle formation. Vincristine triggers Raf-1 activation, phosphorylation of bcl-2-family proteins, induction of p53 expression, and apoptosis in several tumor cell lines. It inhibits VEGF production in leukemia cell lines. It is a substrate for Pgp and CYP3A4. MRP1 transports vincristine in an ATP- and GSH-dependent manner. Vincristine has some immunosuppressant effect. Vincristine may also interfere with amino acid, cyclic AMP, and glutathione metabolism, calmodulin-dependent Ca2+-transport, cellular respiration, and nucleic acid and lipid biosynthesis.

Analysis Note

Freely soluble in water, Soluble in methanol, slightly soluble in ethanol

Other Notes

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep in a dry place.

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UN 2811 6.1 / PGII
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Protocols & Articles


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Chemotherapy is the treatment of choice against many types of cancer. However, over time chemotherapeutic drugs can become less effective due to the development of resistance that involves a group of...
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