Mitomycin C

  • CAS:50-07-7
  • Formula:C15H18N4O5
  • MW:334.3 Da
  • Appearance:Blue-violet solid
  • Purity:≥99%
Product Name Qty
Mitomycin C
2 mg
Mitomycin C
5 mg
Mitomycin C
10 mg
Mitomycin C
100 mg


Mitomycin C is an alkylating agent produced from Streptomyces caespitosus. It has antitumor properties, inhibiting DNA synthesis and nuclear division of cancer cells, especially Ehrlich ascites tumor cells. It also activates both intrinsic and extrinsic pathways of apoptosis.

The agent specifically targets the guanine nucleoside sequence 5'-CpG-3'. It promotes DNA crosslinking and inhibits separation of complementary DNA strands. Because of this mechanism, it is most active from late G1 phase to S phase of cell cycle.

In addition, it is useful as an antibiotic for both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.



• Antibiotic

• Antitumor agent

• DNA crosslinking agent

Read more: Mitomycin C Applications in Life Sciences



“32P-analysis of DNA adducts in somatic and reproductive tissues of rats treated with the anticancer antibiotic, mitomycin”

• “Preferential Activation of Mitomycin C to Cytotoxic Metabolites by Hypoxic Tumor Cells”


Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.

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Alternate Name/Synonyms
Mutamycin; Ametycin; Mitocin-C; Mito-C; MMC
Chemical Name
[(4S,6S,7R,8S)-11-amino-7-methoxy-12-methyl-10,13-dioxo-2,5-diazatetracyclo[,7.04,6]trideca-1(9),11-dien-8-yl]methyl carbamate
Chemical Formula
Molecular Weight
334.3 Da
Blue-violet solid
Clear blue-violet solution at 10 mg/mL in DMSO or CH3OH
Storage Temp
-20°C, desiccated
Oncological Disorders
Mitomycin C is part of a family of azidine natural products. It is a DNA crosslinking and damaging agent, making it a useful antibiotic and antitumor compound. When crosslinking, Mitomycin C displays absolute specificity and high efficiency for the CpG sequence. Mammalian Cells treated with Mitomycin C (0.4 mg/mL for 5 min) can undergo apoptosis through upregulation of Bad, Fas, FasL and phosphorylated p53 along with activation of caspase-3, caspase-8, and caspase-9 activating both the intrinsic and extrinsic pathway for apoptosis.
UN #'S
UN 2811
Use only in area provided with appropriate exhaust ventilation. Keep away from heat and source of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate residue under fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not breathe dust.
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HandlingUse only in area provided with appropriate exhaust ventilation. Keep away from heat and source of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate residue under fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not breathe dust.
UN #'SUN 2811
Packing GroupII
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Engraftment of syngeneic and allogeneic endothelial cells, hepatocytes and cholangiocytes into partially hepatectomized rats previously treated with mitomycin C
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