Sanguinarine chloride

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MedKoo CAT#: 461769

CAS#: 5578-73-4 (chloride)

Description: Sanguinarine chloride is discontinued. Sanguinarine is a plant alkaloid with anti-proliferative effects against cancers, including pancreatic cancer.

Chemical Structure

Sanguinarine chloride
CAS# 5578-73-4 (chloride)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 461769
Name: Sanguinarine chloride
CAS#: 5578-73-4 (chloride)
Chemical Formula: C20H14ClNO4
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 367.78
Elemental Analysis: C, 65.32; H, 3.84; Cl, 9.64; N, 3.81; O, 17.40

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Related CAS #: 2447-54-3 (cation)   5578-73-4 (chloride)   8006-58-4 (sulfate)   4752-86-7 (nitrate)   1099738-80-3 (chloride hydrate)    

Synonym: Sanguinarine chloride; Sangrovit; Pseudochelerythrine;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 13-methyl-[1,3]dioxolo[4',5':4,5]benzo[1,2-c][1,3]dioxolo[4,5-i]phenanthridin-13-ium chloride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H14NO4.ClH/c1-21-8-15-12(4-5-16-20(15)25-10-22-16)13-3-2-11-6-17-18(24-9-23-17)7-14(11)19(13)21;/h2-8H,9-10H2,1H3;1H/q+1;/p-1

SMILES Code: C[N+]1=CC2=C3C(OCO3)=CC=C2C(C=CC4=C5)=C1C4=CC6=C5OCO6.[Cl-]

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: 2934.99.03.00

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 367.78 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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2: Singh CK, Kaur S, George J, Nihal M, Pellitteri Hahn MC, Scarlett CO, Ahmad N. Molecular signatures of sanguinarine in human pancreatic cancer cells: A large scale label-free comparative proteomics approach. Oncotarget. 2015 Apr 30;6(12):10335-48. PubMed PMID: 25929337; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4496359.

3: Çeçen E, Erçetin P, Kırkım G, Pamukoğlu A, Aktaş S, Altun Z, Doğan E, Olgun N. Apoptotic Effects of Sanguinarine on the Organ of Corti 1 Cells: Comparison with Cisplatin. J Int Adv Otol. 2015 Apr;11(1):19-22. doi: 10.5152/iao.2015.484. PubMed PMID: 26223712.

4: Chan WH. Hazardous effects of sanguinarine on maturation of mouse oocytes, fertilization, and fetal development through apoptotic processes. Environ Toxicol. 2015 Jul 8;30(8):946-55. doi: 10.1002/tox.21969. Epub 2014 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 24677673.

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7: Zhang DS, Li YY, Chen XJ, Li YJ, Liu ZY, Xie WJ, Sun ZL. BCL2 promotor methylation and miR-15a/16-1 upregulation is associated with sanguinarine-induced apoptotic death in rat HSC-T6 cells. J Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Jan;127(1):135-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jphs.2014.11.012. Epub 2015 Jan 2. PubMed PMID: 25704029.

8: Park SY, Jin ML, Kim YH, Lee SJ, Park G. Sanguinarine inhibits invasiveness and the MMP-9 and COX-2 expression in TPA-induced breast cancer cells by inducing HO-1 expression. Oncol Rep. 2014 Jan;31(1):497-504. doi: 10.3892/or.2013.2843. Epub 2013 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 24220687.

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10: Park SY, Jin ML, Kim YH, Kim CM, Lee SJ, Park G. Involvement of heme oxygenase-1 in neuroprotection by sanguinarine against glutamate-triggered apoptosis in HT22 neuronal cells. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2014 Nov;38(3):701-10. doi: 10.1016/j.etap.2014.08.022. Epub 2014 Sep 21. PubMed PMID: 25299846.

11: Hamoud R, Reichling J, Wink M. Synergistic antibacterial activity of the combination of the alkaloid sanguinarine with EDTA and the antibiotic streptomycin against multidrug resistant bacteria. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2015 Feb;67(2):264-73. doi: 10.1111/jphp.12326. Epub 2014 Dec 10. PubMed PMID: 25495516.

12: Deng W, Fang Y, Liu Y, Zhou H, Cheng Z, Zhang Y, Sun D, He M, Lin Y, Zhang R, Zhang J, Li W, Tang Q. Sanguinarine protects against pressure overload induced cardiac remodeling via inhibition of nuclear factor-κB activation. Mol Med Rep. 2014 Jul;10(1):211-6. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2014.2206. Epub 2014 May 2. PubMed PMID: 24804701.

13: Lee TK, Park C, Jeong SJ, Jeong MJ, Kim GY, Kim WJ, Choi YH. Sanguinarine Induces Apoptosis of Human Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma KB Cells via Inactivation of the PI3K/Akt Signaling Pathway. Drug Dev Res. 2016 Aug;77(5):227-40. doi: 10.1002/ddr.21315. Epub 2016 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 27363951.

14: Hamoud R, Reichling J, Wink M. Synergistic antimicrobial activity of combinations of sanguinarine and EDTA with vancomycin against multidrug resistant bacteria. Drug Metab Lett. 2014;8(2):119-28. PubMed PMID: 25692301.

15: Ying L, Li G, Wei SS, Wang H, An P, Wang X, Guo K, Luo XJ, Gao JM, Zhou Q, Li W, Yu Y, Li YG, Duan JL, Wang YP. Sanguinarine inhibits Rac1b-rendered cell survival enhancement by promoting apoptosis and blocking proliferation. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2015 Feb;36(2):229-40. doi: 10.1038/aps.2014.115. Epub 2014 Dec 29. PubMed PMID: 25544362; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5424477.

16: Verma P, Khan SA, Mathur AK, Ghosh S, Shanker K, Kalra A. Improved sanguinarine production via biotic and abiotic elicitations and precursor feeding in cell suspensions of latex-less variety of Papaver somniferum with their gene expression studies and upscaling in bioreactor. Protoplasma. 2014 Nov;251(6):1359-71. doi: 10.1007/s00709-014-0638-8. Epub 2014 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 24677097.

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19: Bojjireddy N, Sinha RK, Panda D, Subrahmanyam G. Sanguinarine suppresses IgE induced inflammatory responses through inhibition of type II PtdIns 4-kinase(s). Arch Biochem Biophys. 2013 Sep 15;537(2):192-7. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2013 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 23899475.

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