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Bigelovin, a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Inula helianthus-aquatica, is a selective retinoid X receptor α agonist. Bigelovin suppresses tumor growth through inducing apoptosis and autophagy via the inhibition of mTOR pathway regulated by ROS generation.

Product information

CAS Number: 3668-14-2

Molecular Weight: 304.34

Formula: C17H20O5

Chemical Name: (3aR,4S,4aR,7aR,8R,9aS)-7a,9a-dihydrogenio-4a,8-dimethyl-3-methylidene-2,5-dioxo-2H,3H,3aH,4H,4aH,5H,7aH,8H,9H,9aH-azuleno[6,5-b]furan-4-yl acetate

Smiles: CC(=O)O[C@H]1[C@H]2[C@H](C[C@@H](C)[C@@H]3C=CC(=O)[C@]31C)OC(=O)C2=C


InChi: InChI=1S/C17H20O5/c1-8-7-12-14(9(2)16(20)22-12)15(21-10(3)18)17(4)11(8)5-6-13(17)19/h5-6,8,11-12,14-15H,2,7H2,1,3-4H3/t8-,11+,12+,14-,15+,17+/m1/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

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

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

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:

Bigelovin (0-20 μM, 24-72 h) significantly inhibits cell viability of liver cancer cells and induces apoptosis and autophagy. Bigelovin causes a significant increase of p62, LC3B-II, Beclin-1 and a corresponding decrease of p62 levels in a time-dependent manner. Bigelovin induces cell death involves the suppression of mTOR pathway regulated by ROS production.

In Vivo:

Bigelovin (BigV, 5, 10, 20 mg/kg) exerts anti-tumor activity in HepG2 xenograft tumor model.


  1. Bei Wang, et al. Bigelovin, a sesquiterpene lactone, suppresses tumor growth through inducing apoptosis and autophagy via the inhibition of mTOR pathway regulated by ROS generation in liver cancer. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2018 May 5;499(2):156-163.

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