Catalog Number: 3570
Chemical Name: (Z)-Pregna-4,17(20)-diene-3,16-dione
Biological Activity
Broad spectrum steroid receptor ligand; mineralocorticoid, progesterone and glucocorticoid receptor antagonist (Ki values are 37, 224 and 252 nM respectively) and weak androgen receptor agonist (Ki = 315 nM). Induces apoptosis in prostate cancer cells and inhibits angiogenesis via suppression of the VEGF-VEGFR2-Akt signaling pathway. Exhibits antilipidemic activity via antagonism of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and displays antiseptic, antirheumatic and anti-inflammatory activity in vivo. More active isomer of guggulsterone (Cat. No. 2013).
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    Soluble to 20 mM in DMSO with gentle warming and to 10 mM in ethanol with gentle warming
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Guggulsterone-induced apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells is caused by reactive oxygen intermediate-dependent activation of c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase.
    Singh et al.
    Cancer Res., 2007;67:7439
  2. z-Guggulsterone, a constituent of Ayurvedic medicinal plant Commiphora mukul, inhibits angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo.
    Xiao and Singh
    Mol.Cancer Ther., 2008;7:171
  3. Is antagonism of E/Z-guggulsterone at the farnesoid X receptor mediated by a noncanonical binding site? A molecular modeling study.
    Meyer et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2005;48:6955
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