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Cat.No. 4626 - Andrographolide | C20H30O5 | CAS No. 5508-58-7
Description: Inhibits NFκB; blocks androgen receptor (AR) expression
Chemical Name: (3E,4S)-3-[2-[(1R,4aS,5R,6R,8aS)-Decahydro-6-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)-5,8a-dimethyl-2-methylene-1-naphthalenyl]ethylidene]dihydro-4-hydroxy-2(3H)-furanone
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Inhibitor of NF-κB signaling; also attenuates concanavaline-induced IFNγ production in murine T cells (IC50 = 1.7 μM). Blocks androgen receptor (AR) expression in AR-expressing C4-2 cells. Activates Nrf2 in BEAS-2B cells in response to cigarette smoke extract.

Technical Data

M. Wt 350.45
Formula C20H30O5
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 5508-58-7
PubChem ID 452937
Smiles C=C1CC[C@@]([C@@](CO)(C)[C@H](O)CC3)([H])[C@]3(C)[C@@H]1C/C=C2[C@H](O)COC/2=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 35.05 100
ethanol 3.5 10

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.85 mL 14.27 mL 28.53 mL
5 mM 0.57 mL 2.85 mL 5.71 mL
10 mM 0.29 mL 1.43 mL 2.85 mL
50 mM 0.06 mL 0.29 mL 0.57 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Liu et al (2011) Andrographolide targets androgen receptor pathway in castration-resistant prostate cancer. Genes Cancer. 2 151 PMID: 21779488

Burgos et al (2005) Andrographolide inhibits IFN-gamma and IL-2 cytokine production and protects against cell apoptosis. Planta.Med. 71 429 PMID: 15931581

Guan et al (2012) Andrographolide protects against cigarette smoke-induced oxidative lung injury via augmentation of Nrf2 activity. Br.J.Pharmacol. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23146110

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