Common name: Ursolic acid
CAS NO.: 77-52-1
Molecular Formula: C30-H48-O3
Molecular Weight: 456.71
Specification: 90%, 95%, 98%
Test method: HPLC
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: Two years when properly stored
What is Ursolic acid ?
Ursolic acid, a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid carboxylic acid, is the major component of some traditional medicine herbs and is well known to possess a wide range of biological functions, such as antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, antihyperlipidemic and anticancer activities.
Health Benefits of Ursolic acid
Ursolic acid is effective in protecting against chemically induced liver injury in laboratory animals. The mechanism of hepatoprotection by these two compounds may involve
the inhibition of toxicant activation and the enhancement of the body defense systems.
Ursolic acid has been noted for their antitumor-promotion activities. Ursolic acid is capable of inducing apoptosis in tumor cells on one side and to prevent malignant transformation of normal cells on the other side. It also interferes with numerous enzymes, including the ones serving directly to DNA synthesis.
Ursolic acid induced apoptosis via inhibition of NF-kappaB induced bcl-2 mediated anti-apoptotic pathway and subsequent activation of p53 mediated and TNF-alpha induced caspase-3 mediated pro-apoptotic pathways in a study of B16F-10 melanoma cells.