Catalog Number: 3906
Chemical Name: (+)-(3β)-3-Hydroxylup-20(29)-en-28-oic acid
Biological Activity
Natural triterpenoid that displays anti-HIV and antitumor activity. Induces the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and activates NF-κB. Also a GPBA receptor partial agonist (EC50 = 1.04 μM, efficacy 83%).
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO
  • Storage:
    Store at +4°C
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Background References
  1. Structure-activity relationship study of betulinic acid, a novel and selective TGR5 agonist, and its synthetic derivatives: potential impact in diabetes.
    Genet et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2010;53:178
  2. Betulinic acid and dihydrobetulinic acid derivatives as potent anti-HIV agents.
    Kashiwada et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1996;39:1016
  3. Betulinic acid for cancer treatment and prevention.
    Int.J.Mol.Sci., 2008;9:1096

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  1. Dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibition potentiates amino acid- and bile acid-induced bicarbonate secretion in rat duodenum.
    Authors: Inoue Et al.
    Neurotox Res
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