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Cycloartenol, a phytosterol compound, is one of the key precusor substances for biosynthesis of numerous sterol compounds. Cycloartenol inhibits the migration of glioma cells and suppresses the phosphorylation of the p38 MAP kinase. Cycloartenol has a variety of pharmacological activities such as anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antioxidant, antibiosis and anti-alzheimer's disease. Cycloartenol also plays an important role in the process of plant growth and development.

Product information

CAS Number: 469-38-5

Molecular Weight: 426.72

Formula: C30H50O

Chemical Name: (3R, 6S, 8R, 11S, 12S, 15R, 16R)-7, 7, 12, 16-tetramethyl-15-[(2R)-6-methylhept-5-en-2-yl]pentacyclo[, .0, .0, ]octadecan-6-ol

Smiles: CC1(C)[C@@H](O)CC[C@]23CC42CC[C@]2(C)[C@H](CC[C@@]2(C)[C@@H]4CC[C@@H]13)[C@H](C)CCC=C(C)C


InChi: InChI=1S/C30H50O/c1-20(2)9-8-10-21(3)22-13-15-28(7)24-12-11-23-26(4,5)25(31)14-16-29(23)19-30(24,29)18-17-27(22,28)6/h9,21-25,31H,8,10-19H2,1-7H3/t21-,22-,23+,24+,25+,27-,28+,29-,30?/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:

Cycloartenol inhibits the proliferation and the colony formation potential of the glioma U87 cells in a concentration-dependent manner. The antiproliferative effects are found to be due to induction of Sub-G1 cell cycle arrest and triggering of apoptosis. Cycloartenol also causes significant alteration in the expression of Bax and Bcl-2.


  1. Niu H, et al. Cycloartenol exerts anti-proliferative effects on Glioma U87 cells via induction of cell cycle arrest and p38 MAPK-mediated apoptosis. J BUON. 2018 Nov-Dec;23(6):1840-1845.
  2. Zhang ZL, et al. [Research advance of functional plant pharmaceutical cycloartenol about pharmacological and physiological activity]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2017 Feb;42(3):433-437.

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