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M12334-2 2mg solid $80
M12334-10 10mg solid $240


Sulforaphane is an isothiocyanate present naturally in widely consumed vegetables. Sulforaphane increases tumor suppressor protein transcription and inhibits histone deacetylase activity. Sulforaphane activates Nrf2 and inhibits high glucose-induced progression of pancreatic cancer via AMPK dependent signaling. Sulforaphane has shown anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities.

Product information

CAS Number: 4478-93-7

Molecular Weight: 177.29

Formula: C6H11NOS2

Chemical Name: 1-isothiocyanato-4-methanesulfinylbutane

Smiles: CS(=O)CCCCN=C=S


InChi: InChI=1S/C6H11NOS2/c1-10(8)5-3-2-4-7-6-9/h2-5H2,1H3

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

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

Solubility: DMSO : ≥ 62.5 mg/mL (352.53 mM)

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:

Sulforaphane induces a cell cycle arrest in a dose-dependent manner, followed by cell death. This sulforaphane-induced cell cycle arrest was correlated with an increased expression of cyclins A and B1. Sulforaphane induces cell death via an apoptotic process. Sulforaphane inhibits the reinitiation of growth and diminishes cellular viability in quiescent colon carcinoma cells (HT29) and has a lower toxicity on differentiated CaCo2 cells. Pre-treatment of H9c2 rat myoblasts with sulforaphane decreases the apoptotic cell number and the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins (Bax, caspase-3 and cytochrome c), as well as the doxorubicin-induced increase in mitochondrial membrane potential. Furthermore, sulforaphane increases the mRNA and protein expression of heme oxygenase-1, which consequently reduces the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS, measured using MitoSOX Red reagent) in the mitochondria which are induced by doxorubicin.

In Vivo:

Sulforaphane can block the formation of ammary tumors in Sprague-Dawley rats treated with single doses of 9, 10-dimethyl-1, 2-benzanthracene. Administration of sulforaphane reduces the incidence, multiplicity, and weights and delays the development of the mammary tumors evoked by a single dose of DMBA in female Sprague-Dawley rats.


  1. Gamet-Payrastre L, et al. Sulforaphane, a naturally occurring isothiocyanate, induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in HT29 human colon cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2000 Mar 1;60(5):1426-33.
  2. Li B, et al. Sulforaphane prevents doxorubicin-induced oxidative stress and cell death in rat H9c2 cells. Int J Mol Med. 2015 Jul;36(1):53-64.
  3. Zhang Y, et al. Anticarcinogenic activities of sulforaphane and structurally related synthetic norbornylisothiocyanates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1994 Apr 12;91(8):3147-50.

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