Ginsenoside F4

Ginsenoside F4
Product Name Ginsenoside F4
CAS No.: 181225-33-2
Catalog No.: CFN90757
Molecular Formula: C42H70O12
Molecular Weight: 767.0 g/mol
Purity: >=98%
Type of Compound: Triterpenoids
Physical Desc.: Powder
Targets: Bcl-2/Bax | MMP(e.g.TIMP) | IL Receptor | p38MAPK
Source: The roots of Panax ginseng C. A. Mey.
Solvent: DMSO, Pyridine, Methanol, Ethanol, etc.
Price: $318/10mg
Ginsenoside F4 has inhibitory effect on human lymphocytoma JK cell by inducing its apoptosis, the mechanism is related to the mitochondrial dysfunction and the increase of Bax expression and decrease of Bcl-2 expression. Ginsenoside F4 also has strongly inhibit activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in signal transduction pathways.
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Providing storage is as stated on the product vial and the vial is kept tightly sealed, the product can be stored for up to 24 months(2-8C).

Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20C. Generally, these will be useable for up to two weeks. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

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    Nat Prod Res. 2013;27(24):2351-4.
    The apoptosis-inducing effect of ginsenoside F4 from steamed notoginseng on human lymphocytoma JK cells.[Pubmed: 23962295]

    In this study, the inhibitory and apoptosis-inducing effect of Ginsenoside F4 (GF4) from steamed notoginseng was investigated by using human lymphocytoma Jurkat (JK) cell. Cell Counting Kit-8 method was then used to assess the anti-proliferative effect of GF4, and Western blotting was run to detect the expression level of two apoptosis-related proteins including Bax and the Bcl-2. The results suggested that GF4 can effectively inhibit the proliferation of the cells, and Bax expression increased gradually, but Bcl-2 expression reduced with the increase of GF4 concentration.
    In conclusion, GF4 has inhibitory effect on human lymphocytoma JK cell by inducing its apoptosis. The mechanism of action could be related to the mitochondrial dysfunction and the increase of Bax expression and decrease of Bcl-2 expression by GF4.
    Eur J Pharmacol. 2014 Feb 5;724:145-51.
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