Technical Data
045051
Muristerone A
250ug
Biochemicals Storage: 4C/-20CShipping: Blue Ice
Muristerone A is a potent member of the ecdysteroid family. Ecdysone receptor (EcR) agonist. An analog of ecdysone with similar properties to Ponasterone A. Inducer of ecdysone-inducible gene expression systems in mammalian cells and transgenic animals.

Induces apoptosis in cells transfected with wild-type Bax. Induces expression of beta-galactosidase. Stimulates Bcl-XL mRNA transcription and inhibits TRAIL- and hFasL-induced apoptosis in RKO cells. Insect steroid hormone involved in regulating metamorphosis, causing a response to G2 cell cycle arrest. Major molting hormone in some insects. Has protective effects in plants.

Solubility:
DMSO, EtOH

Molecular Weight:
~496.63

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile buffer or dH2O. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.

Potent member of the ecdysteroid family. Ecdysone receptor (EcR) agonist. Analog of ecdysone with similar properties to ponasterone A. Inducer of ecdysone-inducible gene expression systems in mammalian cells and transgenic animals. Induces apoptosis in cells transfected with wild-type Bax. Induces expression of beta-galactosidase. Stimulates Bcl-XL mRNA transcription and inhibits TRAIL- and hFasL-induced apoptosis in RKO cells. Insect steroid hormone involved in regulating metamorphosis, causing a response to G2 cell cycle arrest. Major molting hormone in some insects. Has protective effects in plants.

Storage and Stability:
Short-term Storage: +4C
Long-term Storage: -20C
Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20C.

CAS Number:
38778-30-2

Molecular Formula:
C27H44O8

Molecular Weight:
496.6
Purity: >95% (HPLC)

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Product Reference:
Structure of muristerone A, a new phytoecdysone: L. Canonica, et al.; J. C. S. Chem. Commun. 1060 (1972)
New phytoecdysones from kaladana. I. Structure of muristerone A and kaladasterone: L. Canonica, et al.; Gazz. Chim. Ital. 107, 123 (1977)
Characterization and partial purification of the Drosophila Kc cell ecdysteroid receptor: T.M. Landon, et al.; J. Biol. Chem. 263, 4693 (1988)
Ecdysteroid-Dependent Regulation of Genes in Mammalian Cells by a Drosophila Ecdysone Receptor and Chimeric Transactivators: K. Christopherson, et al.; PNAS 89, 6314 (1992)
Ecdysone-inducible gene expression in mammalian cells and transgenic mice: D. No, et al.; PNAS 93, 3346 (1996)
The overexpression of Bax produces cell death upon induction of the mitochondrial permeability transition: J.G. Pastorino, et al.; J. Biol. Chem. 273, 7770 (1998)
Impairment of the proapoptotic activity of Bax by missense mutations found in gastrointestinal cancers: J. Gil, et al.; Cancer Res. 59, 2034 (1999)
Identification of ligands and coligands for the ecdysone-regulated gene switch: E. Saez, et al.; PNAS 97, 14512 (2000)
Ectopic expression of cyclin D1 impairs the proliferation and enhances the apoptosis of a murine lymphoid cell line: F. Duquesne, et al.; Cell Death Differ. 8, 51 (2001)
The ecdysone inducible gene expression system: unexpected effects of muristerone A and ponasterone A on cytokine signaling in mammalian cells: S. Constantino, et al.; Eur. Cytokine Netw. 12, 365 (2001)
Muristerone A-induced nerve growth factor release from genetically engineered human dermal fibroblasts for peripheral nerve tissue engineering: C.W. Patrick, et al.; Tissue Eng. 7, 303 (2001)
Agonists of an ecdysone-inducible mammalian expression system inhibit Fas-ligand- and TRAIL-induced apoptosis in the human colon carcinoma cell line RKO: I Oehme, et al.; Cell Death Diff. 13, 189 (2005)
Selected technologies to control genes and their products for experimental and clinical purposes: H.K. Alexander, et al.; Arch. Immunol. Ther. Exp. 55, 139 (2007) (Review)


Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.