Biological descriptionNon-selective P2 purinergic antagonist (pEC50 values are 4.5 (P2X2), 5.4 (P2X5), 4.3 (P2Y2), 4.0 (P2Y4) and 4.8 (P2Y11)). Displays diverse biological actions. Shows antitumor activity, inhibits binding of multiple growth factors and additionally inhibits glutamatergic synaptic transmission.
Chemical name8,8'-[Carbonylbis[imino-3,1-phenylenecarbonylimino(4-methyl-3,1-phenylene)carbonylimino]]bis-1,3,5-naphthalenetrisulfonic acid hexasodium salt
Storage instructionsStore at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in water to 100 mM
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
Zhuang S & Schnellmann RG Suramin promotes proliferation and scattering of renal epithelial cells. J Pharmacol Exp Ther314:383-90 (2005).
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Suzuki E et al. Divergent effects of the purinoceptor antagonists suramin and pyridoxal-5'-phosphate-6-(2'-naphthylazo-6'-nitro-4',8'-disulfonate) (PPNDS) on alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors. Mol Pharmacol66:1738-47 (2004).
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