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Apoptosis inducer
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Description: IC50 Value: 6.2 - 9.8 μg/mL(sarcoma cells viability)[3] Costunolide, a sesquiterpene lactone, exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties and mediates apoptosis. in vitro: Costunolide significantly inhibited RANKL-induced BMM differentiation into osteoclasts in a dose-dependent manner without affecting cytotoxicity. Costunolide did not regulate the early signaling pathways of RANKL, including the mitogen-activated protein kinase and NF-κB pathways. However, costunolide suppressed nuclear factor of activated T-cells, cytoplasmic 1 (NFATc1) expression via inhibition of c-Fos transcriptional activity without affecting RANKL-induced c-Fos expression. The inhibitory effects ofcostunolide were rescued by overexpression of constitutively active (CA)-NFATc1 [1]. Exposure of T24 cells to costunolide was also associated with increased expression of Bax, down-regulation of Bcl-2, survivin and significant activation of caspase-3, and its downstream target PARP [2]. Both costunolide and dehydrocostus lactone inhibited cell viability dose- and time-dependently. IC50 values ranged from 6.2 μg/mL to 9.8 μg/mL. Cells treated with costunolide showed no changes in cell cycle, little in caspase 3/7 activity, and low levels of cleaved caspase-3 after 24 and 48 h [3]. in vivo: Neither costunolide nor alpha-MGBL affected the blood-ethanol elevation in pylorus-ligated rats or that induced by intraperitoneal and intraduodenal ethanol administration [4]. Costunolide and alpha-MGBL suppressed gastric emptying in rats given 20% ethanol and 1% sodium carboxymethyl cellulose. Clinical trial: N/A

Chemical Properties

Physical AppearanceA solid
StorageStore at -20°C
Cas No.553-21-9
Synonyms(+)-Costunolide;Costunolid;Costus lactone;NSC 106404
Solubility≥35.71 mg/mL in DMSO; insoluble in H2O; ≥45.2 mg/mL in EtOH with gentle warming and ultrasonic
Chemical Name(3aS,6E,10E,11aR)-6,10-dimethyl-3-methylidene-3a,4,5,8,9,11a-hexahydrocyclodeca[b]furan-2-one
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Canonical SMILESCC1=CCCC(=CC2C(CC1)C(=C)C(=O)O2)C
Shipping ConditionShip with blue ice, or upon other requests.
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility, please warm the tube at 37°C and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while. We do not recommend long-term storage for the solution, please use it up soon.

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