Cat. No. 2668

Artemisinin C15H22O5 [63968-64-9]

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Alternative Name: Qinghaosu

Chemical Name: (3R,5aS,6R,8aS,9R,12S,12aR)-Octahydro-3,6,9-trimethyl-3,12-epoxy-12H-pyrano[4,3-j]-1,2-benzodioxepin-10(3H)-one

Biological Activity

Antimalarial agent; interacts with heme to produce carbon-centred free radicals, causes protein alkylation and damages parasite microorganelles and membranes. Also selectively inhibits the P-type ATPase (PfATP6) of Plasmodium falciparum (Ki ~ 150 nM). Displays antiangiogenic effects in mouse embryonic stem cell-derived embryoid bodies.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 75 mM in ethanol
>99 %
Store at +4°C

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Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Datasheet

References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Eckstein-Ludwig et al (2003) Artemisinins target the SERCA of Plasmodium falciparum. Nature 424 957. PMID: 12931192.

Wartenberg et al (2003) The antimalarial agent artemisinin exerts antiangiogenic effects in mouse embryonic stem cell-derived embryoid bodies. Lab.Invest. 83 1647. PMID: 14615418.

Balint (2001) Artemisinin and its derivatives. An important new class of antimalarial agents. Pharmacol.Ther. 90 261. PMID: 11578659.

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