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MedKoo CAT#: 406290

CAS#: 571203-78-6

Description: Erastin is an antitumor agent selective for tumor cells bearing oncogenic RAS (i.e. HRAS, KRAS). Erastin produces non-apoptotic tumor cell death by altering mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) gating allowing cations to enter mitochondria and leading to release of oxidative species causing oxidative cell death. Erastin blocks and reverses mitochondrial depolarization after microtubule destabilizers in intact cells and antagonized tubulin-induced VDAC blockage in planar bilayers. Reversal of tubulin-VDAC interaction by erastin antagonizes Warburg metabolism and restores oxidative mitochondrial metabolism.

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Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 406290
Name: Erastin
CAS#: 571203-78-6
Chemical Formula: C30H31ClN4O4
Exact Mass: 546.20338
Molecular Weight: 547.04454
Elemental Analysis: C, 65.87; H, 5.71; Cl, 6.48; N, 10.24; O, 11.70

Synonym: Erastin

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2-(1-(4-(2-(4-chlorophenoxy)acetyl)piperazin-1-yl)ethyl)-3-(2-ethoxyphenyl)quinazolin-4(3H)-one


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C30H31ClN4O4/c1-3-38-27-11-7-6-10-26(27)35-29(32-25-9-5-4-8-24(25)30(35)37)21(2)33-16-18-34(19-17-33)28(36)20-39-23-14-12-22(31)13-15-23/h4-15,21H,3,16-20H2,1-2H3


Technical Data

white solid powder

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

Certificate of Analysis:

Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

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).

Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life:
>2 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).

Harmonized System Code:

Additional Information



1: Maldonado EN, Sheldon KL, DeHart DN, Patnaik J, Manevich Y, Townsend DM, Bezrukov SM, Rostovtseva TK, Lemasters JJ. Voltage-dependent anion channels modulate mitochondrial metabolism in cancer cells: regulation by free tubulin and erastin. J Biol Chem. 2013 Apr 26;288(17):11920-9. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.433847. Epub 2013 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 23471966; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3636879.

2: Yamaguchi H, Hsu JL, Chen CT, Wang YN, Hsu MC, Chang SS, Du Y, Ko HW, Herbst R, Hung MC. Caspase-independent cell death is involved in the negative effect of EGF receptor inhibitors on cisplatin in non-small cell lung cancer cells. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Feb 15;19(4):845-54. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-12-2621. Epub 2013 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 23344263; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3703145.

3: Dixon SJ, Lemberg KM, Lamprecht MR, Skouta R, Zaitsev EM, Gleason CE, Patel DN, Bauer AJ, Cantley AM, Yang WS, Morrison B 3rd, Stockwell BR. Ferroptosis: an iron-dependent form of nonapoptotic cell death. Cell. 2012 May 25;149(5):1060-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.03.042. PubMed PMID: 22632970; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3367386.

4: Bauer AJ, Gieschler S, Lemberg KM, McDermott AE, Stockwell BR. Functional model of metabolite gating by human voltage-dependent anion channel 2. Biochemistry. 2011 May 3;50(17):3408-10. doi: 10.1021/bi2003247. Epub 2011 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 21425834; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3082971.

5: Simamura E, Shimada H, Hatta T, Hirai K. Mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channels (VDACs) as novel pharmacological targets for anti-cancer agents. J Bioenerg Biomembr. 2008 Jun;40(3):213-7. doi: 10.1007/s10863-008-9158-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 18704666.

6: Yang WS, Stockwell BR. Synthetic lethal screening identifies compounds activating iron-dependent, nonapoptotic cell death in oncogenic-RAS-harboring cancer cells. Chem Biol. 2008 Mar;15(3):234-45. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2008.02.010. PubMed PMID: 18355723; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2683762.

7: Yagoda N, von Rechenberg M, Zaganjor E, Bauer AJ, Yang WS, Fridman DJ, Wolpaw AJ, Smukste I, Peltier JM, Boniface JJ, Smith R, Lessnick SL, Sahasrabudhe S, Stockwell BR. RAS-RAF-MEK-dependent oxidative cell death involving voltage-dependent anion channels. Nature. 2007 Jun 14;447(7146):864-8. PubMed PMID: 17568748; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3047570.

8: Gangadhar NM, Stockwell BR. Chemical genetic approaches to probing cell death. Curr Opin Chem Biol. 2007 Feb;11(1):83-7. Epub 2006 Dec 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 17174591; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3057070.

9: Dolma S, Lessnick SL, Hahn WC, Stockwell BR. Identification of genotype-selective antitumor agents using synthetic lethal chemical screening in engineered human tumor cells. Cancer Cell. 2003 Mar;3(3):285-96. PubMed PMID: 12676586.