DNA Damage/DNA Repair DNA/RNA Synthesis Psoralen


Catalog No. T2942   CAS 66-97-7
Synonyms: Furocoumarin, Ficusin, psoralene

Psoralen is a furocoumarin that intercalates with DNA, inhibiting DNA synthesis and cell division.

Psoralen, CAS 66-97-7
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10 mg In stock 59.00
25 mg In stock 107.00
50 mg In stock 186.00
100 mg In stock 335.00
200 mg In stock 469.00
1 mL * 10 mM (in DMSO) In stock 59.00
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Purity 99.34%
Purity 100.00%
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Description Psoralen is a furocoumarin that intercalates with DNA, inhibiting DNA synthesis and cell division.
Targets&IC50 Others
In vivo Psoralen has been characterized as a tumor suppressor in various tumors[1]. Psoralen ameliorates sex hormone deficiency-induced osteoporosis in female and male mice. It has antiosteoporosis effect in ovariectomy-induced osteoporotic rats via stimulating osteoblastic differentiation from bone mesenchymal stem cells[2].
Cell Research
The effects of psoralen on cell proliferation are measured by MTT assay. MCF-10A and MCF-7/ADR cells are cultured in 96-well plates at a cell density of 2×104 cells per well for 48 h. The medium is then removed and replaced by fresh medium containing different concentrations of psoralen (0, 21.5, 43.0, 64.5, 86.0, 107.5 μM) for 48 h. Cells in the negative control group are incubated with RPMI-1640 culture medium supplemented with 0.1% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). Cells are incubated with 10 µL MTT (5 mg/mL) for 4 h, and then discarded the medium and added 200 µL DMSO. The spectrophotometric absorbance is measured at 490 nm with enzyme-labeling instrument after the crystals were fully dissolved. (Only for Reference)
Cell lines: Human breast cancer MCF-7/ADR cells, MCF-10A, and MCF-7 cells
Synonyms Furocoumarin , Ficusin , psoralene
Purity 99.34%
Molecular Weight 186.17
Formula C11H6O3
CAS No. 66-97-7


0-4℃ for short term (days to weeks), or -20℃ for long term (months).

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DMSO: 35 mg/mL (188 mM)

Ethanol: <1 mg/mL

Water: <1 mg/mL

( < 1 mg/ml refers to the product slightly soluble or insoluble )


References and Literature
1. Wang X, et al. Biol Pharm Bull. 2016, 39(5):815-22. 2. Xiaomei Yuan, et al. BioMed Research International. 2016, 2016:6869452.

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