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5-Azacytidine, its incorporation into RNA alters RNA synthesis and processing, and results in inhibition of protein synthesis. It has been used as a cancer chemotherapeutic agent. It is a powerful bacteriostatic, antitumor, and mutagenic agent; it also exhibits immunosuppressive, antimitotic, radioprotective, and virostatic effects.
Siva P. Kumpatla.; Timothy C. Hall. Longevity of 5-azacytidine-mediated gene expression and re-establishment of silencing in transgenic rice. Plant Molecular Biology. 1998, 38, (6), 1113-1122.
Sunil Rangappa.; Chen Fen.; Eng Hin Lee.; Ariff Bongso.; Eugene Sim Kwang Wei. Transformation of adult mesenchymal stem cells isolated from the fatty tissue into cardiomyocytes. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2003, 75, (3), 775-779.
Hazard Statements: H302-H340-H350
Harmful if swallowed. May cause genetic defects. May cause cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P264b-P270-P281-P301+P312-P308+P313-P330-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant