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Alantolactone selectively suppresses STAT3 activation and exhibits potent anticancer activity in MDA-MB-231 cells.


Chemical Formula: C15H20O2


Exact Mass: 232.1463


Molecular Weight: 232.323


Elemental Analysis: C, 77.55; H, 8.68; O, 13.77






Chemical Name: (3AR-(3aalpha,5beta,8abeta,9aalpha))-3a,5,6,7,8,8a,9,9a-octahydro-5,8a-dimethyl-3-methylenenaphtho(2,3-b)furan-2(3H)-one


InChi Key:



InChi Code: InChI=1S/C15H20O2/c1-9-5-4-6-15(3)8-13-11(7-12(9)15)10(2)14(16)17-13/h7,9,11,13H,2,4-6,8H2,1,3H3/t9-,11+,13+,15+/m0/s1


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Technical Data:


Appearance: Solid powder

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

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001


In Vitro:

Alantolactone induces apoptosis in HepG2 cells in a dose-dependent manner. This Alantolactone-induced apoptosis is found to be associated with GSH depletion, inhibition of STAT3 activation, ROS generation, mitochondrial transmembrane potential dissipation, and increased Bax/Bcl-2 ratio and caspase-3 activation. Alantolactone decreases STAT3 translocation to the nucleus, its DNA-binding, and STAT3 target gene expression. Alantolactone significantly inhibits STAT3 activation with a marginal effect on MAPKs and on NF-κB transcription; however, this effect is not mediated by inhibiting STAT3 upstream kinases.

Alantolactone induces activin/SMAD3 signaling in human colon adenocarcinoma HCT-8 cells. Alantolactone performs its antitumor effect by interrupting the interaction between Cripto-1 and the activin receptor type IIA in the activin signaling pathway.

Alantolactone (5 μg/mL, 24 h) inhibits cell proliferation in colon adenocarcinoma HCT-8 cells.


In Vivo

It is found that the average tumor volume in the Alantolactone-treated mice is approximately 2.17-fold lower compared with that in the control mice. However the administration of Alantolactone does not affect the overall bodyweight during the experimental period, suggesting no apparent toxicity. Additionally, the average tumor weight is significantly lower in the Alantolactone-treated mice compared with the control mice. What’s more, the administration of Alantolactone results in a significant decrease in p-STAT3 and cyclin D1 expression in the tumor tissues.





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  1. Yang C, Yang J, Sun M, Yan J, Meng X, Ma T. Alantolactone inhibits growth of K562/adriamycin cells by downregulating Bcr/Abl and P-glycoprotein expression. IUBMB Life. 2013 May;65(5):435-44. doi: 10.1002/iub.1141. Epub 2013 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 23441067.


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