SKU: B019  / 
    CAS Number: 9041-93-4; 11116-31-7 (Bleomycin A2 base)

    Bleomycin A2 Sulfate, EvoPure®


    Bleomycin A2 Sulfate, EvoPure® is a glycopeptide antibiotic used as a chemotherapeutic agent in Hodgkin's lymphoma. Bleomycin A2 is structurally similar to the other compound found in Bleomycin (Bleomycin B2)  and differs only by a terminal amine group. 

    EvoPure® products have been fully characterized by spectral analysis and are shipped with a comprehensive certificate of analysis containing lot-specific HPLC, MS, HNMR, and FTIR data.

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    • Bleomycin B2 Sulfate, EvoPure® (B020)
    • Bleomycin Sulfate (B005)
    • Demethylbleomycin A2 Sulfate, EvoPure® (D023)
    Mechanism of Action The mechanism of action of Bleomycin is not well defined; however, it is thought to chelate metallic ions to decrease enzyme activity and stability. This effect is believed to cause enzymes to react with oxygen producing free radicals which cause single-strand breaks in deoxyribose sugar.
    Plant Biology Applications Bleomycin has been used in gene selection of tobacco, as only plants containing the ble resistance gene were able to survive in the presence of Bleomycin (Miki et al, 2003).
    Molecular Formula C55H84N17O21S3 · xH2SO4 (lot specific)

    Kole C, Michler CH,  Abbott AG and Hall CT (2010)  Transgenic Crop Plants: Volume 1: Principles and Development. Springer

    Miki B and McHugh S (2003) Selectable marker genes in transgenic plants: Applications, alternatives and biosafety. J. Biotechnol. 107:193–232

    Dorr RT (1992)  Bleomycin Pharmacology: Mechanism of action and resistance, and Clinical Pharmacokinetics. Seminars in Oncology 19(2):3-8

    Monographs: Pharmaceutical Substances: Bleomycin Hydrochloridum - Bleomycin Hydrochloride. The International Pharmacopoeia