Molecular Weight(MW): 300.05
Cisplatin is an inorganic platinum complex, which is able to inhibit DNA synthesis by conforming DNA adducts in tumor cells. DMF is recommended, compared with DMSO.
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|Description||Cisplatin is an inorganic platinum complex, which is able to inhibit DNA synthesis by conforming DNA adducts in tumor cells. DMF is recommended, compared with DMSO.|
|Features||One of the most widely used and most potent chemotherapeutic agents.|
Cisplatin induces cytotoxic by interaction with DNA to form DNA adducts which activate several signal transduction pathways, including Erk, p53, p73, and MAPK, which culminates in the activation of apoptosis.  Cisplatin (30 μM) treated for 6 h induces an apparent activation of Erk in HeLa cells, which is sustained over the following 14 h period. Cisplatin also shows an effective antineoplastic activity by inducing tumor cells death. Cisplatin displays ability to cause renal proximal tubular cell (RPTC) apoptosis, causing cell shrinkage, a 50-fold increase in caspase 3 activity, a 4-fold increase in phosphatidylserine externalization, and 5- and 15-fold increases in chromatin condensation and DNA hypoploidy, respectively.  Cisplatin (800 μM) causes typical features of necrosis of RPTC after treatment for 4 hr. 
|In vivo||Cisplatin has been demonstrated to be efficient in regression tumor growth in a wide variety of animal tumors models, including head and neck cancer xenografts, cervical squamous carcinoma xenografts, testicular carcinoma xenografts, ovarian cancer xenografts, breast carcinoma xenografts, colonic carcinoma, heterotransplanted hepatoblastoma, and so on. Cisplatin (5 mg/kg) given weekly i.v. at the day 1 and 7 induces a tumor growth inhibition (GI) of 77.5% and 85.1% of the serous xenografts Ov.Ri(C) and OVCAR-3, respectively. |
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|In vitro||DMSO||60 mg/mL (199.96 mM)|
|DMF||12 mg/mL (39.99 mM)|
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Clinical Trial Information
|NCT Number||Recruitment||interventions||Conditions||Sponsor/Collaborators||Start Date||Phases|
|NCT04000906||Not yet recruiting||Drug: NAB paclitaxel|Drug: Cisplatin||Peritoneal Carcinomatosis||University Hospital Geneva||September 2019||Phase 1|
|NCT03817970||Recruiting||Drug: Granisetron|Drug: Ondansetron|Drug: Palonosetron||Nephrotoxicity||University of Colorado Denver|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|Rutgers University|National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)||June 26 2019||Not Applicable|
|NCT03918382||Recruiting||Other: Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome||Head and Neck Cancer|Radiotherapy Side Effect||Rigshospitalet Denmark|Danish Comprehensive Cancer Center|Danish Cancer Society|University of Copenhagen|Danish Head and Neck Cancer Group|Herlev Hospital|Zealand University Hospital|Odense University Hospital|Aalborg University Hospital|Aarhus University Hospital||June 13 2019||Not Applicable|
|NCT03644589||Withdrawn||Biological: Pembrolizumab|Drug: Cisplatin||Estrogen Receptor Negative|HER2/Neu Negative|Metastatic Breast Cancer|Progesterone Receptor Negative|Recurrent Breast Carcinoma|Triple Negative Breast Cancer||University of Washington|Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.||April 1 2019||Phase 2|
|NCT03773302||Recruiting||Drug: BGJ398|Drug: Gemcitabine|Drug: Cisplatin||Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma|FGFR2 Gene Mutation||QED Therapeutics Inc.||April 2019||Phase 3|
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the appropriate concentration of DMF for cell culture and animal study?
It depends on the cell type. The final concentration of DMF should be better limited to less than 0.1% if possible, or below 1%. Using saline as a vehicle for cisplatin at up to 3mg/ml is recommended. it's a suspension and can be administrated via oral gavage.