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Olaparib (AZD2281)
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Olaparib (AZD2281) #93852

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Olaparib (AZD2281): Image 1
Western blot analysis of extracts from MCF7 cells, untreated (-) or treated with Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) (1 mM, 10 min; +), either with or without Olaparib (AZD2281) pretreatment (1 μM, 48 hr; +), using Poly/Mono-ADP Ribose (E6F6A) Rabbit mAb #83732 (upper) and β-Actin (D6A8) Rabbit mAb #8457 (lower).
Olaparib (AZD2281): Image 2
Chemical structure of Olaparib (AZD2281).

Product Usage Information

Olaparib (AZD2281) is supplied as a lyophilized powder. For a 10 mM stock, reconstitute 5 mg of powder in 1.15 ml of DMSO. Working concentrations and length of treatment can vary depending on the desired effect.


Store lyophilized at -20ºC, desiccated. In lyophilized form, the chemical is stable for 24 months. Once in solution, store at -20ºC and use within 1 month to prevent loss of potency. Aliquot to avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles.

Product Description

Molecular Weight 434.5 g/mol
Purity >98%
Molecular Formula C24H23FN4O3
CAS 763113-22-0
Solubility Soluble in DMSO at 33 mg/ml or ethanol at 1.7 mg/ml.


Olaparib (AZD2281) is a potent and selective PARP-inhibitor, specifically targeting PARP1 and PARP2 (IC50 = 5 nM and 1 nM, respectively) (1). This small molecule has synergistic effects on breast cancer cell lines when combined with other treatments, independent of BRCA1 status (2). Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cancer cells that are homologous recombination (HR)-deficient are hypersensitive to Olaparib (AZD2281) treatment, resulting in reduced cell viability (3).
  1. Menear, K.A. et al. (2008) J Med Chem 51, 6581-91.
  2. Ávila-Arroyo, S. et al. (2015) J Breast Cancer 18, 329-38.
  3. Ji, W. et al. (2019) Biochem Biophys Res Commun, pii: S0006-291X(19)32170-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.11.050.

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To Purchase # 93852
Cat. # Size Qty. Price
5 mg
$ 43