Product: Cordycepin
Catalog Number: 17425
CAS Number: 73-03-0
Synonyms: 3’-Deoxyadenosine
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Formula: C10H13N5O3
Molecular Weight: 251.24
Structure: Cordycepin
Appearance: White powder
Category: Anti-cancer compounds
Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Recommended storage temperature: -20°C


IATA: Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Number: UN2811; Packing Group: III; Shipping Name: Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s. (3’-Deoxyadenosine)

Literature References:

Duncan, R.F., Cordycepin blocks recovery of non-heat-shock mRNA translation following heat shock in Drosophila. Eur. J. Biochem. 233, 784-792, (1995); Ioannidis, P., et al., The polyadenylation inhibitor cordycepin (3'dA) causes a decline in c-MYC mRNA levels without affecting c-MYC protein levels. Oncogene 18, 117-125, (1999); Kodama, E.N., et al., Antileukemic activity and mechanism of action of cordycepin against terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-positive (TdT+) leukemic cells. Biochem. Pharmacol. 59, 273-281, (2000); Lloyd, A.L., et al., Genomic Islands Of Uropathogenic Escherichia Coli Contribute To Virulence. J. Bacteriol. 191, 3469-81, (2009); Merck 14,2529; Beil. 26,IV,3594


Cordycepin is an adenosine analogue that is readily converted to cordycepin 5′-triphosphate; can be used for 3′-end labeling of RNA