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M12586-2 2mg solid $160
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Curzerene is a sesquiterpene is isolated from the rhizome of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn with anti-cancer activity. Curzerene inhibits glutathione S-transferase A1 (GSTA1) mRNA and protein expression. Curzerene induces cell apoptosis.

Product information

CAS Number: 17910-09-7

Molecular Weight: 216.32

Formula: C15H20O

Chemical Name: (5R, 6R)-6-ethenyl-3, 6-dimethyl-5-(prop-1-en-2-yl)-4, 5, 6, 7-tetrahydro-1-benzofuran

Smiles: CC(=C)[C@H]1CC2=C(C[C@]1(C)C=C)OC=C2C


InChi: InChI=1S/C15H20O/c1-6-15(5)8-14-12(11(4)9-16-14)7-13(15)10(2)3/h6,9,13H,1-2,7-8H2,3-5H3/t13-,15+/m1/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

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

Solubility: DMSO : 50 mg/mL (231.14 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: ≥360 days 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:

Curzerene (0-100 µM; 24-72 hours) indicates that cell inhibition increases in a dose- and time-dependent manner, IC50 to SPC A1 cells at 24, 48, and 72 h was 403.8 μM, 154.8 µM, and 47.01 µM, respectively. Curzerene (0-100 µM; 48 hours) exhibits a higher percentage of apoptotic and necrotic cells than that of the control group in SPC-A1cells. Curzerene(0-100 µM; 48 hours) indicates that the percentage of cells arrested in the G2/M phase increased from 9.26% in the control group cells to 17.57% in the cells treated with the highest dose. Curzerene (6.25-100 µM; 48 hours) decreases the mRNA expression of GSTA1 in SPC A1 cells. Curzerene (6.25-100 µM; 48 hours) decreases the protein expression of GSTA1 in SPC A1 cells.


  1. Wang Y, et al. Cytotoxic and Antitumor Effects of Curzerene from Curcuma longa. Planta Med. 2017 Jan;83(1-02):23-29.

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