β-Elemene ((-)-β-Elemene, Levo-β-elemene) is a sesquiterpene compound extracted from the herb Curcuma Rhizoma with antitumor activities. β-elemene can inhibit cell proliferation, arrest the cell cycle, and induce cell apoptosis or autophagy.
CAS Number: 515-13-9
Molecular Weight: 204.35
Chemical Name: (1S,2S,4R)-1-ethenyl-1-methyl-2,4-bis(prop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohexane
Appearance: Solid Power
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: DMSO : 50 mg/mL (244.68 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
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β-Elemene (0-200 µg/ml; 24 hours) shows IC50 values of 72.8 µg/ml; 47.4 µg/ml; 61.5 µg/ml; 3.661 µg/ml; 68 µg/ml; 72.12 µg/ml; 37.894 µg/ml and 37.703 µg/ml for SV-HUC-1, T24, 5637, TCCSUP, J82, UMUC-3, RT4, and SW780 cells, respectively. β-Elemene (0-75 µg/ml; 24 hours) decreases cell number from 50 µg/ml and is notably decreased at 75 µg/ml, induces dose-dependent G1-phase arrest in T24cells and significantly reduces the percentage of cells in the S-phase. β-Elemene (50 µg/ml; 12 hours) downregulates the expression levels of p-STAT3 and the cell cycle-related proteins cyclin D1, CDK4 and CDK6, and upregulates p21 and p27expression in T24 cells. β-Elemene (50 µg/ml; 24 hours) enhances cisplatin-induced apoptosis by activating the ROS-AMPK signaling pathway.
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