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M9281

Sigma-Aldrich

3-Methyladenine

autophagy inhibitor

Synonym(s):
6-Amino-3-methylpurine, 3-MA
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C6H7N5
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
149.15
Beilstein:
146087
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.51

Quality Level

assay

≥99% (HPLC)

form

powder

mp

~300 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

DMF: 9.80-10.20 mg/mL, clear, colorless to light yellow

SMILES string

Cn1cnc(N)c2ncnc12

InChI

1S/C6H7N5/c1-11-3-10-5(7)4-6(11)9-2-8-4/h2-3H,7H2,1H3

InChI key

FSASIHFSFGAIJM-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

3-Methyladenine (3-MA) is used to inhibit and study the mechanism of autophagy (lysosomal self-degradation) and apoptosis under various conditions. 3-MA inhibits autophagy by blocking autophagosome formation via the inhibition of type III Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinases (PI-3K). For use as an autophagy inhibitor, 3-MA is typically used at a concentration of 5 mM.
3-Methyladenine has been used as an autophagy inhibitor:
  • to determine the expressions of autophagy-related genes (Beclin 1, light chain 3 (LC3) and p62) using the transfected human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs)
  • with cisplatin to study the inhibition of autophagy influenced cisplatin-induced apoptosis in A2780cp cells
  • to study the interplay between colistin-induced autophagy and apoptosis

Standard for detection of nucleic acid methylation during carcinogenesis.

Packaging

100, 500 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

3-Methyladenine (3-MA) is used to inhibit and study the mechanism of autophagy (lysosomal self-degradation) and apoptosis under various conditions. 3-MA inhibits autophagy by blocking autophagosome formation via the inhibition of type III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinases (PI-3K).

Preparation Note

This product is soluble in DMF (10 mg/mL; may require gentle heating). It is also soluble in water, 95% ethanol, or 1 N NaOH at 30 mg/mL with heating, but upon cooling, the product precipitates from solution. Solutions of 3-MA may be prepared in DMSO at 100 mM.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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