Comparative study of cyclocytidine and arabinosylcytosine disposition in rats.


The stability of cyclocytidine (II) in aqueous solutions decreased with increasing pH and temperature. After intravenous injection to rats the biphasic decline of cyclocytidine in the serum was accompanied by simultaneous formation of arabinosylcytosine. Since under physiological conditions (37 degrees C, pH 7.2) the half-lifetime of cyclocytidine dissolved… (More)