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Description: Suppresses ROS-induced activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome; antimalarial
Chemical Name: 4-Oxo-4-(((3R,5aS,6R,8aS,9R,10S,12R,12aR)-3,6,9-trimethyldecahydro-3H-3,12-epoxy[1,2]dioxepino[4,3-i]isochromen-10-yl)oxy)butanoic acid
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)

Biological Activity for Artesunate

Artesunate suppresses ROS-induced activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. Arrests cell cycle in the G2/M phase and sensitizes human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines to sorafenib in vitro. Aretesumate is an antimalarial (Plasmodium).

Technical Data for Artesunate

M. Wt 384.42
Formula C19H28O8
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 88495-63-0
PubChem ID 6917864
Smiles [H][C@@]12CC[C@H]([C@@]3(CC[C@]4(OO[C@@]13[C@](O[C@H]([C@@H]2C)OC(CCC(O)=O)=O)(O4)[H])C)[H])C

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Solubility Data for Artesunate

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 38.44 100
ethanol 38.44 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for Artesunate

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.6 mL 13.01 mL 26.01 mL
5 mM 0.52 mL 2.6 mL 5.2 mL
10 mM 0.26 mL 1.3 mL 2.6 mL
50 mM 0.05 mL 0.26 mL 0.52 mL

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References for Artesunate

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

Meshnick et al (2002) Artemisinin: mechanisms of action, resistance and toxicity. In.J.Parasitol. 32 1655 PMID: 12435450

Jeong et al (2015) Repurposing the anti-malarial drug artesunate as a novel therapeutic agent for metastatic renal cell carcinoma due to its attenuation of tumor growth, metastasis, and angiogenesis. Oncotarget. 6 33046 PMID: 26426994

Liu et al (2018) Artesunate inhibits renal ischemia-reperfusion-mediated remote lung inflammation through attenuating ROS-induced activation of NLRP3 inflammasome. Inflammation 41 1546 PMID: 29730819

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