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  • Brand : BIOFRON

  • Catalogue Number : BF-A3022

  • Specification : 98%

  • CAS number : 7770-78-7

  • Formula : C21H24O6

  • Molecular Weight : 372.41

  • PUBCHEM ID : 64981

  • Volume : 100mg

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Catalogue Number


Analysis Method






Molecular Weight



White crystalline powder

Botanical Source

Arctium lappa

Structure Type



Standards;Natural Pytochemical;API




Arctigenin/(2S)-2-[(2S,12bS)-1,2,3,4,6,7,12,12b-octahydroindolo[2,3-a]quinolizin-2-yl]but-3-en-1-ol/2-(1,2,3,4,6,7,12,12b-octahydro-indolo[2,3-a]quinolizin-2-yl)-but-3-en-1-ol/(-)-Arctigenin/(-)-arctigenine/2(3H)-Furanone, 4-[(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)methyl]dihydro-3-[(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methyl]-, (3R,4R)-/(3R,4R)-4-(3,4-Dimethoxybenzyl)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl)dihydrofuran-2(3H)-one/l-Arctigenin/(3R,4R)-4-(3,4-Dimethoxybenzyl)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl)dihydro-2(3H)-furanone/(-)-antirhine




1.2±0.1 g/cm3


Methanol; Acetontrile; DMSO

Flash Point

198.8±22.2 °C

Boiling Point

567.0±45.0 °C at 760 mmHg

Melting Point


InChl Key

WGK Germany


HS Code Reference


Personal Projective Equipment

Correct Usage

For Reference Standard and R&D, Not for Human Use Directly.

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Since antediluvian times, the scientific community has realized that natural compounds exhibit enormous potential for the treatment of terrible diseases, such as cancer. Despite a variety of effective bioactive molecules, effective therapies still need to be developed to treat cancer. Hence, it is necessary to study the interactions of natural molecules with their cellular targets. Arctigenin (ATG), a natural lignan compound extracted from Arctium lappa, inhibits the growth of various cancer cells, such as those of the stomach, lungs, liver, and colon, as well as leukocytes, and regulates numerous intracellular activities, such as antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer activities. The intention of this paper is to summarize and generally analyse the molecular pathways that are involved in the anticancer effects of ATG. In addition, the interactions of ATG with other drugs are also highlighted in this paper.

Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.


Apoptosis; Arctigenin; Cancer; Metastasis; Synergistic effects


Molecular mechanisms of the action of Arctigenin in cancer.


He Y1, Fan Q1, Cai T1, Huang W1, Xie X1, Wen Y1, Shi Z2.

Publish date

2018 Dec




Extracellular acidity in the tumor microenvironment contributes to chemoresistance of malignant tumors. The objective of this study was to determine anticancer effects of arctigenin, a novel anti-inflammatory lignan extracted from seeds of Arctium lappa, on acidity-tolerant prostate cancer PC-3AcT cells. The PC-3AcT cells manifested increased tolerance to low-pH media with enhanced percent cell viability and increased resistance to docetaxel compared to their parental PC-3 cells. Arctigenin alone or in combination with docetaxel induced potent cytotoxicity. Preferential sensitization of PC-3AcT cells to arctigenin was accompanied by increased cell fractions with sub-G0/G1 peak and annexin V-PE(+), increased ROS levels, decreased mitochondrial membrane potential and cellular ATP content, and inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway. A series of changes caused by arctigenin were efficiently reversed through reducing ROS levels by radical scavenger N-acetylcysteine, thus placing ROS upstream of arctigenin-driven cytotoxicity. Collectively, these results demonstrate that arctigenin can increase oxidative stress-mediated mitochondrial damage of acidity-tolerant PC-3AcT cells, suggesting that arctigenin might be a potential therapeutic candidate to overcome acidic-microenvironment-associated chemotherapeutic resistance in prostate cancer.

Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Arctigenin; Chemoresistance; Extracellular acidity; Prostate cancer; Reactive oxygen species


Arctigenin shows preferential cytotoxicity to acidity-tolerant prostate carcinoma PC-3 cells through ROS-mediated mitochondrial damage and the inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway.


Lee YJ1, Oh JE1, Lee SH2.

Publish date

2018 Nov 10




Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a known neurotropic protozoan that remains in the central nervous system and induces neuropsychiatric diseases in intermediate hosts. Arctigenin (AG) is one of the major bioactive lignans of the fruit Arctium lappa L. and has a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities such as neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory and anti-T. gondii effects. However, the effect of AG against depressive behaviors observed in T. gondii-infected hosts has not yet been clarified. In the present study, we analyzed the effects of AG against T. gondii-induced depressive behaviors in intermediate hosts using a microglia cell line (BV2 cells) and brain tissues of BALB/c mice during the acute phase of infection with the RH strain of T. gondii. AG attenuated microglial activation and neuroinflammation via the Toll-like receptor/nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and tumor necrosis factor receptor 1/NF-κB signaling pathways, followed by up-regulating the dopamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine levels and inhibiting the depression-like behaviors of hosts. AG also significantly decreased the T. gondii burden in mouse brain tissues. In conclusion, we elucidated the effects and underlying molecular mechanisms of AG against depressive behaviors induced by T. gondii infection.

Copyright © 2020. Published by Elsevier B.V.


Arctigenin; Depression-like behavior; Microglia; Neuroinflammation; Toxoplasma gondii


Arctigenin ameliorates depression-like behaviors in Toxoplasma gondii-infected intermediate hosts via the TLR4/NF-κB and TNFR1/NF-κB signaling pathways.


Cheng JH1, Xu X1, Li YB2, Zhao XD1, Aosai F3, Shi SY1, Jin CH1, Piao JS1, Ma J1, Piao HN4, Jin XJ5, Piao LX6.

Publish date

2020 Feb 18

Description :

Arctigenin is a lignan found in certain plants of the Asteraceae; it has shown antiviral and anticancer effects in glass; it is the aglycone of arctiin.IC50 value: Target: anticancer agentArctiin and its aglucone, arctigenin from the fruits of Arctium lappa L. showed potent in vitro antiviral activities against influenza A virus (A/NWS/33, H1N1) (IFV). Based on the data from time-of-addition experiments and on release tests of progeny viruses, arctigenin was assumed to interfere with early event(s) of viral replication after viral penetration into cells, and to suppress the release of progeny viruses from the host cells [1]. arctigenin treatment reduced viability of bladder cancer T24 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner after treatment with arctigenin (10, 20, 40, 80, and 100 μmol/L) for 24 hr and 48 hr. Arctigenin treatment clearly arrested tumor cells in the G1 phase of the cell cycle. At the molecular level, arctigenin treatment decreased cyclin D1 expression, whereas CDK4 and CDK6 expression levels were unaffected. Moreover, arctigenin selectively altered the phosphorylation of members of the MAPK superfamily, decreasing phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and activated phosphorylation of p38 significantly in a dose-dependent manner [2]. The use of arctigenin has been shown to be effective in a mouse model of Japanese encephalitis [3].