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Gemcitabine is a very potent and specific deoxycytidine analogue, used as chemotherapy.

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Gemcitabine  Chemical Structure

Gemcitabine Chemical Structure
Molecular Weight: 263.2

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Description Gemcitabine is a very potent and specific deoxycytidine analogue, used as chemotherapy.
In vitro Gemcitabine results in 50% inhibition of growth in the CCRF-CEM human leukemia cell culture assay with IC50 of 1 ng/ml. Gemcitabine combined with deoxycytidine provides about a 1000-fold decrease in biological activity. [1] Gemcitabine combined with C225 results in additive cytotoxic effects that increased with increasing gemcitabine concentrations in human pancreatic carcinoma L3.6pl cells. [2] Gemcitabine combined with Cisplatin results in synergistic effect in wild-type A2780 and cisplatin-resistant ADDP cells. [3]
In vivo Gemcitabine combined with C225 results in growth inhibition, tumor regression, and abrogation of metastasis in L3.6pl tumors established in the pancreas of nude mice. Gemcitabine treatment alone reduces median tumor volume from 538 to 152 mm3. Gemcitabine reduces the production of vascular endothelial growth factor and interleukin 8 in gemcitabine-treated tumors. [2] Gemcitabine is able to dramatically and specifically reduces the number of myeloid suppressor cells found in the spleens of animals bearing large tumors with no significant reductions in CD4(+) T cells, CD8(+) T cells, NK cells, macrophages, or B cells. [4] Gemcitabine combined with curcumin shows significant reductions in volume (P = 0.008 versus control; P = 0.036 versus gemcitabine alone), Ki-67 proliferation index (P = 0.030 versus control), NF-kappaB activation, and expression of NF-kappaB-regulated gene products (cyclin D1, c-myc, Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, cellular inhibitor of apoptosis protein-1, cyclooxygenase-2, matrix metalloproteinase, and vascular endothelial growth factor) compared with tumors from control mice treated with olive oil only. Gemcitabine combined with Curcumin is also highly effective in suppressing angiogenesis as indicated by a decrease in CD31(+) microvessel density. [5]

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Conversion of different model animals based on BSA (Value based on data from FDA Draft Guidelines)

SpeciesBaboonDogMonkeyRabbitGuinea pigRatHamsterMouse
Weight (kg)121031.
Body Surface Area (m2)
Km factor202012128653
Animal A (mg/kg) = Animal B (mg/kg) multiplied by  Animal B Km
Animal A Km

For example, to modify the dose of resveratrol used for a mouse (22.4 mg/kg) to a dose based on the BSA for a rat, multiply 22.4 mg/kg by the Km factor for a mouse and then divide by the Km factor for a rat. This calculation results in a rat equivalent dose for resveratrol of 11.2 mg/kg.

Rat dose (mg/kg) = mouse dose (22.4 mg/kg) ×  mouse Km(3)  = 11.2 mg/kg
rat Km(6)


[1] Hertel LW, et al. Cancer Res, 1990, 50(14), 4417-4422.

[2] Bruns CJ, et al. Clin Cancer Res, 2000, 6(5), 1936-1948.

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Clinical Trial Information( data from, updated on 2014-12-13)

NCT Number Recruitment Conditions Sponsor
Start Date Phases
NCT02178241 Not yet recruiting Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma|Recurrent Bladder Carcinoma|Stage III Bladder Cancer|Stage IV Bladder Cancer National Cancer Institute (NCI) April 2015 Phase 2
NCT01676259 Not yet recruiting Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma|Pancreatic Cancer Silenseed Ltd January 2015 Phase 2
NCT01971489 Not yet recruiting Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer|Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer|Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer|Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cance  ...more Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer|Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer|Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer|Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer|Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific Roswell Park Cancer Institute|National Cancer Institute (  ...more Roswell Park Cancer Institute|National Cancer Institute (NCI) December 2014 Phase 1
NCT02309177 Not yet recruiting Breast Neoplasms|Pancreatic Neoplasms Celgene Corporation December 2014 Phase 1
NCT02300610 Not yet recruiting Bladder Cancer|Carcinoma, Transitional Cell|Renal Pelvis Cancer|Ureter Cancer|Urethra Cancer H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute December 2014 Phase 1

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Chemical Information

Download Gemcitabine SDF
Molecular Weight (MW) 263.2


CAS No. 95058-81-4
Storage 3 years -20℃Powder
6 months-80℃in solvent (DMSO, water, etc.)
Solubility (25°C) * In vitro DMSO 15 mg/mL (56.99 mM)
Water <1 mg/mL (<1 mM)
Ethanol <1 mg/mL (<1 mM)
In vivo 30% PEG400/0.5% Tween80/5% propylene glycol 30 mg/mL
* <1 mg/ml means slightly soluble or insoluble.
* Please note that Selleck tests the solubility of all compounds in-house, and the actual solubility may differ slightly from published values. This is normal and is due to slight batch-to-batch variations.
Chemical Name 2'-​deoxy-​2',​2'-​difluoro-cytidine

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Source Nucleic Acids Res 2014 42(10), 6436-47. Gemcitabine purchased from Selleck
Method Immunofluorescence
Cell Lines HeLa cells
Concentrations 100 nM
Incubation Time 72 h
Results To finally investigate whether incorporation of drugs into RNA could be a general mechanism inducing SG assembly, we tested other chemotherapeutics known to incorporate into RNA, such as 5-azacytidine and 6-thioguanine, or as control, chemotherapeutics known to incorporate mainly into DNA, such as trifluorothymidine (TFT) or gemcitabine. HeLa cells treated with 5-azacytidine and 6-thioguanine displayed TIAR-positive foci, whereas HeLa cells treated with TFT or gemcitabine did exhibit such foci even with higher concentrations applied.

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Source Dr. Helen Sadik of Johns Hopkins University. Gemcitabine purchased from Selleck
Method MTT assays
Cell Lines MCF7 cells, MCF10A cells
Concentrations 0.01-100 μM
Incubation Time 48 h
Results Gemcitabine potently inhibited the survival of MCF10A cells in a dose-dependent manner. The highest level of inhibition was observed with Gemcitabine HCl in concentration of 0.01 μM in MCF7 cells

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