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Description: Antiproliferative; induces activin/Smad3 signaling
Chemical Name: (3aR,5S,8aR,9aR)-3a,5,6,7,8,8a,9,9a-Octahydro-5,8a-dimethyl-3-methylenenaphtho[2,3-b]furan-2(3H)-one
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Literature (5)
Pathways (1)

Biological Activity for Alantolactone

Alantolactone is a sesquiterpene lactone. Induces activin/SMAD3 signaling and disrupts Cripto-1/activin receptor type II A interaction. Displays antiproliferative activity in human colon adenocarcinoma HCT-8 cells.

Technical Data for Alantolactone

M. Wt 232.32
Formula C15H20O2
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 546-43-0
PubChem ID 72724
Smiles O=C3C([C@@]2([H])C=C1[C@@H](C)CCC[C@@](C)1C[C@]([H])2O3)=C

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Solubility Data for Alantolactone

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 23.23 100
ethanol 23.23 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for Alantolactone

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 4.3 mL 21.52 mL 43.04 mL
5 mM 0.86 mL 4.3 mL 8.61 mL
10 mM 0.43 mL 2.15 mL 4.3 mL
50 mM 0.09 mL 0.43 mL 0.86 mL

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References for Alantolactone

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Dupuis & Brisson et al (1976) Toxic effect of alantolactone and dihydroalantolactone in in vitro cultures of leukocytes. Chem.Biol.Interact. 15 205 PMID: 1000726

Shi et al (2011) Alantolactone inhibits cell proliferation by interrupting the interaction between Cripto-1 and AVNreceptor type II A in AVNsignaling pathway. J.Biomol.Screen. 16 525 PMID: 21378277

Pal et al (2010) Activation of caspases and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase cleavage to induce apoptosis in leukemia HL-60 cellsby Inula racemosa. Toxicol.In Vitro. 24 1599 PMID: 20600805

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