Cat. No. 3975

Zearalenone C18H22O5 [17924-92-4]

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Chemical Name: (3S,11E)-3,4,5,6,9,10-Hexahydro-14,16-dihydroxy-3-methyl-1H-2-benzoxacyclotetradecin-1,7(8H)-dione

Biological Activity

Mycotoxin produced by several species of Fusarium fungi. Binds to the estrogen receptor (ER) (IC50 values are 166 and 240 nM for ERβ and ERα respectively) and stimulates the transcriptional activity of both subtypes at concentrations between 1 - 10 nM. Also stimulates growth of T47D breast cancer cells.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
Store at -20°C

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Certificate of Analysis / Safety Data Sheet

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Khosrokhavar et al (2009) Effects of zearalenone and α-Zearalenol in comparison with Raloxifene on T47D cells. Toxicol.Mech.Methods 19 246. PMID: 19730705.

Takemura et al (2007) Characterization of the estrogenic activities of zearalenone and zeranol in vivo and in vitro. J.Steroid Biochem.Molec.Biol. 103 170.

Kuiper et al (1998) Interaction of estrogenic chemicals and phytoestrogens with estrogen receptor β. Endocrinology 139 4252. PMID: 9751507.

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