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Deltonin, a steroidal saponin, isolated from Dioscorea zingiberensis Wright, with antitumor activity; Deltonin inhibits ERK1/2 and AKT activation.

Product information

CAS Number: 55659-75-1

Molecular Weight: 885.04

Formula: C45H72O17

Chemical Name: (2S, 3R, 4R, 5R, 6S)-2-[(2R, 3R, 4S, 5S, 6R)-4-hydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)-2-[(1S, 2S, 4S, 5'R, 6R, 7S, 8R, 9S, 12S, 13R, 16S)-5', 7, 9, 13-tetramethylspiro[5-oxapentacyclo[, 9.04, 8.013, 18]icos-18-ene-6, 2'-oxane]-16-yl]oxy-5-[(2S, 3R, 4S, 5S, 6R)-3, 4, 5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]oxyoxan-3-yl]oxy-6-methyloxane-3, 4, 5-triol

Smiles: C[C@H]1CO[C@]2(CC1)O[C@H]1C[C@H]3[C@@H]4CC=C5C[C@H](CC[C@]5(C)[C@H]4CC[C@]3(C)[C@H]1[C@@H]2C)O[C@@H]1O[C@H](CO)[C@@H](O[C@@H]2O[C@H](CO)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]2O)[C@H](O)[C@H]1O[C@@H]1O[C@@H](C)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H]1O


InChi: InChI=1S/C45H72O17/c1-19-8-13-45(55-18-19)20(2)30-27(62-45)15-26-24-7-6-22-14-23(9-11-43(22,4)25(24)10-12-44(26,30)5)57-42-39(61-40-35(52)33(50)31(48)21(3)56-40)37(54)38(29(17-47)59-42)60-41-36(53)34(51)32(49)28(16-46)58-41/h6,19-21,23-42,46-54H,7-18H2,1-5H3/t19-,20+,21+,23+,24-,25+,26+,27+,28-,29-,30+,31+,32-,33-,34+,35-,36-,37+,38-,39-,40+,41+,42-,43+,44+,45-/m1/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : 100 mg/mL (112.99 mM; Need ultrasonic)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Deltonin inhibits ERK1/2 and AKT activation. Deltonin (0.5-8 μM) significantly inhibits the proliferation of several colon cancer cell lines including SW480, SW620, LOVO and C26, with IC50s of 1.3, 1.29, 2.11 and 1.22 μM. Deltonin also causes G2-M phase arrest and induces apoptosis in C26 cells. Deltonin (0-5 μM) decreases the phosphorylation of AKT and ERK1/2 levels in MDA‑MB‑231 cells. Deltonin (0.5-8 μM) also dose-dependently inhibits the proliferation, and causes apoptosis with ROS production in MDA‑MB‑231 cells.

In Vivo:

Deltonin (20 and 40 mg/kg, p.o.) reduces the tumor growth of 37.7% and 56.7%, and causes a 50-day survival rate of 60% and 50%, respectively, in mice. Deltonin also inhibits tumor angiogenesis in mice.


  1. Tong QY, et al. Deltonin, a steroidal saponin, inhibits colon cancer cell growth in vitro and tumor growth in vivo via induction of apoptosis and antiangiogenesis. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2011;27(3-4):233-42.

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