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Mitoguazone (Methylglyoxal-bis(guanylhydrazone)) is a synthetic polycarbonyl derivative with potent antineoplastic activity. Mitoguazone is a brain-penetrant and competitive S-adenosyl-methionine decarboxylase (SAMDC) inhibitor that disrupts polyamine biosynthesis. Mitoguazone induces cell apoptosis. Mitoguazone inhibits HIV DNA integration into the cellular DNA in both monocytes and macrophages. Mitoguazone has the potential for acute leukemia, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment.

Product information

CAS Number: 459-86-9

Molecular Weight: 184.20

Formula: C5H12N8





Chemical Name: N-[(E)-[(1E)-1-(carbamimidamidoimino)propan-2-ylidene]amino]guanidine

Smiles: C/C(/C=N/NC(N)=N)=N\NC(N)=N


InChi: InChI=1S/C5H12N8/c1-3(11-13-5(8)9)2-10-12-4(6)7/h2H,1H3,(H4,6,7,12)(H4,8,9,13)/b10-2+,11-3+

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: H2O : 50 mg/mL (271.44 mM; ultrasonic and adjust pH to 9 with HCl)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Mitoguazone competitively inhibits spermidine synthesis in lymphocytes at concentrations as low as 0.5 μg/mL. Levels of 30 μg/mL or more inhibit protein synthesis and mitochondrial respiration. The ability of Mitoguazone to induce apoptosis by inhibiting the polyamine pathway is assessed in three Burkitt's lymphoma cell lines (Raji, Ramos and Daudi) and one prostate carcinoma cell line (MPC 3). Mitoguazone induces apoptosis in all the different human cancer cell lines tested in a concentration- and time-dependent way, and triggers a p53-independent programmed cell death in the human breast cancer MCF7 cell line.

In Vivo:

The influence of different stages of leukemia P388 on the pharmacokinetics of the antineoplastic agent Mitoguazone in mice is investigated. Independent of the tumor stage investigated, the total clearance of mitoguazone is slightly reduced reflecting a moderate increase of AUC in the serum of leukemia-bearing animals. Furthermore, in an advanced tumor stage the drug levels in kidneys, liver, spleen and serum are found to be elevated to some extent in comparison to tumor-free controls in contrast to an earlier stage of leukemia.


  1. J Rizzo, et al. Pharmacokinetic Profile of Mitoguazone (MGBG) in Patients With AIDS Related non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Invest New Drugs. 1996;14(2):227-34.
  2. K Davidson, et al. Mitoguazone Induces Apoptosis via a p53-independent Mechanism. Anticancer Drugs. 1998 Aug;9(7):635-40.
  3. Xia Jin, et al. Inhibition of HIV Expression and Integration in Macrophages by Methylglyoxal-Bis-Guanylhydrazone. J Virol. 2015 Nov;89(22):11176-89.
  4. A M Levine, et al. Mitoguazone Therapy in Patients With Refractory or Relapsed AIDS-related Lymphoma: Results From a Multicenter Phase II Trial. J Clin Oncol. 1997 Mar;15(3):1094-103.

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