Biological ActivityCytosine analog that once incorporated into DNA acts as a suicide substrate for DNA methyltransferase. Inhibits DNA methyltransferase and results in DNA hypomethylation and activation of silent genes. Chemotherapeutic agent; suppresses growth of human tum
StabilityStable. May be light or air sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
UsageDecitabine (CAS NO.2353-33-5) is used as a drug.