Asiatic Acid

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MedKoo CAT#: 601122

CAS#: 464-92-6

Description: Asiatic acid is a pentacyclic triterpene isolated from a variety of plants, including C. asiatica, used in traditional medicines. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, asiatic acid stimulates wound healing by increasing collagen production. It has been found to induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in breast cancer cells and block angiogenesis in cells and tumors from glioblastomas. It also reduces neuronal damage and cognitive defects resulting from glutamate administration in vivo in mice while demonstrating protective effects against glutamate-induced apoptosis in isolated SH-SY5Y cells.

Chemical Structure

Asiatic Acid
CAS# 464-92-6

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 601122
Name: Asiatic Acid
CAS#: 464-92-6
Chemical Formula: C30H48O5
Exact Mass: 488.35017
Molecular Weight: 488.7
Elemental Analysis: C, 73.73; H, 9.90; O, 16.37

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Synonym: Dammarolic Acid; NSC 166063; NSC166063; NSC166063

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (4α)-​2α,​3β,​23-​trihydroxy-​urs-​12-​en-​28-​oic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C30H48O5/c1-17-9-12-30(25(34)35)14-13-28(5)19(23(30)18(17)2)7-8-22-26(3)15-20(32)24(33)27(4,16-31)21(26)10-11-29(22,28)6/h7,17-18,20-24,31-33H,8-16H2,1-6H3,(H,34,35)/t17-,18+,20-,21-,22-,23+,24+,26+,27+,28-,29-,30+/m1/s1

SMILES Code: C[C@@]1(CO)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)C[C@]2(C)[C@@]3([H])CC=C4[C@]5([H])[C@@H](C)[C@H](C)CC[C@@](C(O)=O)5CC[C@](C)4[C@@](C)3CC[C@@]12[H]

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: >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).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 488.7 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: Si L, Xu J, Yi C, Xu X, Wang F, Gu W, Zhang Y, Wang X. Asiatic acid attenuates cardiac hypertrophy by blocking transforming growth factor-β1-mediated hypertrophic signaling in vitro and in vivo. Int J Mol Med. 2014 Aug;34(2):499-506. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2014.1781. Epub 2014 May 14. PubMed PMID: 24827470.

2: Yan SL, Yang HT, Lee YJ, Lin CC, Chang MH, Yin MC. Asiatic acid ameliorates hepatic lipid accumulation and insulin resistance in mice consuming a high-fat diet. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 May 21;62(20):4625-31. doi: 10.1021/jf501165z. Epub 2014 May 6. PubMed PMID: 24779966.

3: Bunbupha S, Pakdeechote P, Kukongviriyapan U, Prachaney P, Kukongviriyapan V. Asiatic Acid Reduces Blood Pressure by Enhancing Nitric Oxide Bioavailability with Modulation of eNOS and p47(phox) Expression in l-NAME-induced Hypertensive Rats. Phytother Res. 2014 Apr 11. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5156. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24723332.

4: Chen JY, Chen JY, Xu QW, Xu H, Huang ZH. Asiatic acid promotes p21(WAF1/CIP1) protein stability through attenuation of NDR1/2 dependent phosphorylation of p21(WAF1/ CIP1) in HepG2 human hepatoma cells. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(2):963-7. PubMed PMID: 24568526.

5: Yuan JP, Lu JM, Lu Y. [The protective effect of asiatic acid against oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation injury of PC12 cells]. Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2013 Nov;48(11):1738-42. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 24475715.

6: Pakdeechote P, Bunbupha S, Kukongviriyapan U, Prachaney P, Khrisanapant W, Kukongviriyapan V. Asiatic acid alleviates hemodynamic and metabolic alterations via restoring eNOS/iNOS expression, oxidative stress, and inflammation in diet-induced metabolic syndrome rats. Nutrients. 2014 Jan 16;6(1):355-70. doi: 10.3390/nu6010355. PubMed PMID: 24441717; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3916866.

7: Wei J, Huang Q, Huang R, Chen Y, Lv S, Wei L, Liang C, Liang S, Zhuo L, Lin X. Asiatic acid from Potentilla chinensis attenuate ethanol-induced hepatic injury via suppression of oxidative stress and Kupffer cell activation. Biol Pharm Bull. 2013;36(12):1980-9. PubMed PMID: 24432383.

8: Zhang J, Ai L, Lv T, Jiang X, Liu F. Asiatic acid, a triterpene, inhibits cell proliferation through regulating the expression of focal adhesion kinase in multiple myeloma cells. Oncol Lett. 2013 Dec;6(6):1762-1766. Epub 2013 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 24260073; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3834345.

9: Bian D, Zhang J, Wu X, Dou Y, Yang Y, Tan Q, Xia Y, Gong Z, Dai Y. Asiatic acid isolated from Centella asiatica inhibits TGF-β1-induced collagen expression in human keloid fibroblasts via PPAR-γ activation. Int J Biol Sci. 2013 Oct 25;9(10):1032-42. doi: 10.7150/ijbs.7273. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24250248; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3831116.

10: Xu C, Wang W, Xu M, Zhang J. Asiatic acid ameliorates tubulointerstitial fibrosis in mice with ureteral obstruction. Exp Ther Med. 2013 Sep;6(3):731-736. Epub 2013 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 24137256; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3786849.