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Synonyms Tripterine; NSC 70931
Product Type Chemical


MW 450.6
Merck Index 14: 10370
CAS 34157-83-0
RTECS YJ7900000
Source/Host Chemicals Isolated from Tripterygium wilfordii.
Purity Chemicals ≥98% (HPLC)
Appearance Red solid.
Solubility Soluble in DMSO, ethanol or dimethylformamide. Insoluble in water.
Identity Determined by 1H-NMR.
Smiles [H][C@@]12C[C@@](C)(CC[C@]1(C)CC[C@]1(C)C3=CC=C4C(C)=C(O)C(=O)C=C4[C@]3(C)CC[C@@]21C)C(O)=O
Shipping and Handling
Shipping AMBIENT
Short Term Storage +4°C
Long Term Storage -20°C
Handling Advice Keep cool and dry.
Protect from light.
Use/Stability Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20°C.
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  • Anti-obesity agent. Potent leptin sensitizer.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Potent lipid peroxidation inhibitor.
  • NADPH oxidases (NOX1, 2, 4 and 5) inhibitor.
  • Anti-inflammatory. NF-κB inhibitor.
  • HSP90 inhibitor and HSP70 inducer.
  • Anticancer agent. Apoptosis and autophagy inducer. Inhibits PI3K/Akt signaling pathways.
  • Anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenic compound. Reduces VEGFR expression and inhibits HIF-1α pathway.
  • Topoisomerase II inhibitor.
  • 20S proteasome chymotrypsin-like activity inhibitor.
  • Potential antiviral and anti-Alzheimer's agent.
Product References
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  6. Celastrol, a triterpene extracted from the Chinese "Thunder of God Vine," is a potent proteasome inhibitor and suppresses human prostate cancer growth in nude mice: H. Yang, et al.; Cancer Res. 66, 4758 (2006)
  7. Celastrol, a novel HSP90 inhibitor, depletes Bcr-Abl and induces apoptosis in imatinib-resistant chronic myelogenous leukemia cells harboring T315I mutation: Z. Lu, et al.; Cancer Lett. 290, 182 (2010)
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  12. Celastrol inhibits Tat-mediated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transcription and replication: V. Narayan, et al.; J. Mol. Biol. 410, 972 (2011)
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  14. Celastrol, an NF-κB inhibitor, improves insulin resistance and attenuates renal injury in db/db mice: J.E. Kim, et al.; PLoS One 8, e62068 (2013)
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