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Pygenic acid A is a natural compound that can be found in Prunella vulgaris. Pygenic acid A induces apoptosis in metastatic breast cancer cells. Pygenic acid A can be used for the research of diabetes, inflammatory diseases, and cancers.

Product information

CAS Number: 52213-27-1

Molecular Weight: 472.70

Formula: C30H48O4

Chemical Name: (1S, 2R, 4aS, 6aS, 6bR, 8aR, 10S, 11R, 12aR, 12bR, 14bS)-10, 11-dihydroxy-1, 2, 6a, 6b, 9, 9, 12a-heptamethyl-1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 6, 6a, 6b, 7, 8, 8a, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12a, 12b, 13, 14b-icosahydropicene-4a-carboxylic acid

Smiles: CC1(C)[C@@H]2CC[C@]3(C)[C@H](CC=C4[C@@H]5[C@@H](C)[C@H](C)CC[C@@]5(CC[C@@]34C)C(O)=O)[C@@]2(C)C[C@@H](O)[C@H]1O


InChi: InChI=1S/C30H48O4/c1-17-10-13-30(25(33)34)15-14-28(6)19(23(30)18(17)2)8-9-22-27(5)16-20(31)24(32)26(3,4)21(27)11-12-29(22,28)7/h8,17-18,20-24,31-32H,9-16H2,1-7H3,(H,33,34)/t17-,18+,20-,21+,22-,23+,24-,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:

Pygenic acid A sensitizes metastatic breast cancer cells to anoikis via multiple pathways, such as inhibition of pro-survival pathways and activation of ER stress and autophagy, leading to the inhibition of metastasis.


  1. Ga-Eun Lim, et al. Pygenic Acid A (PA) Sensitizes Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells to Anoikis and Inhibits Metastasis In Vivo. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Nov; 21(22): 8444.

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