Hecogenin acetate

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MedKoo CAT#: 573595

CAS#: 915-35-5

Description: Hecogenin acetate is a steroid sapogenin that has anthelmintic and antinociceptive properties. Hecogenin acetate inhibits development of mechanical hyperalgesia induced by carrageenan, TNF-α, dopamine , and prostaglandin E2 in mice.

Chemical Structure

Hecogenin acetate
CAS# 915-35-5

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 573595
Name: Hecogenin acetate
CAS#: 915-35-5
Chemical Formula: C29H44O5
Exact Mass: 472.3189
Molecular Weight: 472.67
Elemental Analysis: C, 73.69; H, 9.38; O, 16.92

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Synonym: AI3-44894, Hecogenin acetate

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 12-Oxo-5-alpha-spirostan-3-beta-yl acetate


InChi Code: 1S/C29H44O5/c1-16-8-11-29(32-15-16)17(2)26-24(34-29)13-23-21-7-6-19-12-20(33-18(3)30)9-10-27(19,4)22(21)14-25(31)28(23,26)5/h16-17,19-24,26H,6-15H2,1-5H3/t16-,17+,19+,20+,21-,22+,23+,24+,26+,27+,28-,29-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: C1(C[C@H]2[C@H]([C@@H]3C[C@H]4[C@@H]([C@H](C)[C@@]5(OC[C@@H](CC5)C)O4)[C@@]13C)CC[C@@H]1[C@@]2(CC[C@@H](OC(=O)C)C1)C)=O

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 472.67 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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1: Carvalho YMBG, Menezes PP, Sousa BMH, Lima BS, Trindade IAS, Serafini MR, Pereira EWM, Rezende MM, Quintans JSS, Quintans-Júnior LJ, Nakamura CV, Silva-Júnior EF, Crispim AC, Aquino TM, Araújo AAS. Inclusion complex between β-cyclodextrin and hecogenin acetate produces superior analgesic effect in animal models for orofacial pain. Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Sep;93:754-762. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2017.06.091. Epub 2017 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 28704800.

2: Gasparotto J, Somensi N, Kunzler A, Girardi CS, de Bittencourt Pasquali MA, Ramos VM, Simoes-Pires A, Quintans-Junior LJ, Branco A, Moreira JC, Gelain DP. Hecogenin acetate inhibits reactive oxygen species production and induces cell cycle arrest and senescence in the A549 human lung cancer cell line. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2014;14(8):1128-35. PubMed PMID: 25115457.

3: Gama KB, Quintans JS, Antoniolli AR, Quintans-Júnior LJ, Santana WA, Branco A, Soares MB, Villarreal CF. Evidence for the involvement of descending pain-inhibitory mechanisms in the antinociceptive effect of hecogenin acetate. J Nat Prod. 2013 Apr 26;76(4):559-63. doi: 10.1021/np3007342. Epub 2013 Feb 25. PubMed PMID: 23437926.