Molecular Weight(MW): 547.04
Erastin is a ferroptosis activator by acting on mitochondrial VDAC, exhibiting selectivity for tumor cells bearing oncogenic RAS.
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Indicated HCC cells were treated with sorafenib (5 μM) and erastin (10 μM) with or without cell death inhibitors (ferrostatin-1, 1 μM; liprostatin-1, 100 nM; ZVAD-FMK, 10 μM; necrosulfonamide, 0.5 μM) for 24 hours, and cell viability was assayed (n=3, *P < 0.05 versus sorafenib or erastin treatment group).
Hepatology, 2016, 64(2):488-500.. Erastin purchased from Selleck.
Erastin induces HSF1-dependent HSPB1 expression in human cancer cells. Indicated human cancer cells were treated with erastin (HeLa, 0.5 μM; U2OS, 5 μM; LNCaP, 5 μM) for 24 h and the protein expressions of indicated HSPs were assayed by western blot.
Oncogene, 2015, 10.1038/onc.2015.32. Erastin purchased from Selleck.
F. Dramatically augmentation of the EF24 cytotoxicity to gastric cancer cells by GSH depletion. G. EF24 and erastin in combination dramatically activated ER-stress pathway.
Oncotarget, 2016, 7(14):18050-64.. Erastin purchased from Selleck.
Erastin exerts cytotoxic, but not cytostatic, effects to cultured colorectal cancer cells. Colorectal cancer cells (HT-29, DLD-1 and Caco-2 lines) or NCM460 colon epithelial cells were treated with vehicle control (0.1% DMSO, “Ctrl”) or indicated concentrations of erastin for applied time, cell survival was tested by MTT assay (A and E) and colony formation assay (C); The percentage of trypan blue positive (“dead” cells) was recorded (B); Cell proliferation was tested by BrdU incorporation assay (D and F). For each assay, n = 5. The data presented were mean ± SD. Experiments were repeated three times with similar results obtained. * p < 0.05 vs. group of “Ctrl”.
PLoS One, 2016, 11(5):e0154605.. Erastin purchased from Selleck.
Baicalein suppresses erastin-induced GPX4 degradation. (A) PANC1 and BxPc3 cells were treated with erastin (20 μM) in the absence or presence of baicalein (10 μM) for 24 h. The indicated protein levels were assayed using western blot. (B) In parallel, the relative intensity of the western blot band of GPX4 was quantified using ImageJ densitometry software (n = 3, *, p < 0.05).
Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2016, 473(4):775-80.. Erastin purchased from Selleck.
FANCD2 suppresses erastin-induced ferroptosis in BMSCs. (A) FANCD2+/+ and FANCD2 −/− BMSCs were treated with erastin (0.625–2.5 μM) for 24 h and cell viability was assayed (n = 3, *P < 0.05). (B) Interference contrast images of FANCD2+/+ and FANCD2 −/− BMSCs with or without erastin (1.25 μM) treatment for 24 h (C) FANCD2+/+ and FANCD2 −/− BMSCs were treated with erastin (1.25 μM) in the absence or presence of ferroptosis inhibitor (ferrostatin-1, 500 nM; liprostatin-1, 200 nM; β-mercaptoethanol, 50 μM; N-acetylcysteine, 100 mM) or autophagy inhibitor (chloroquine, 10 μM; 3-methyladenine, 5 mM) for 24 h. Cell viability was assayed (n = 3, *P < 0.05 versus erastin treatment group). (D) Western blot analysis of LC3-I and LC3-II expression in FANCD2+/+ and FANCD2 −/− BMSCs following erastin (1.25 μM) treatment for 24 h. (E) In parallel, the LC3-II/I ratio quantified by densitometry analysis of bands.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2016, 480(3):443-449.. Erastin purchased from Selleck.
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|Description||Erastin is a ferroptosis activator by acting on mitochondrial VDAC, exhibiting selectivity for tumor cells bearing oncogenic RAS.|
Erastin is selectively lethal to oncogenic RAS-mutant cell lines, and triggers a unique iron-dependent form of non-apoptotic cell death called ferroptosis.   Erastin binds directly to VDAC2 and causes mitochondrial damage via ROS production in an NADH-dependent manner, which induces cell death in some tumor cells harbouring activating mutations in the RAS-RAF-MEK pathway.  In addition, erastin, via inducing ROS-mediated CID (Caspase-independent cell death), strongly enhances the effect of cisplatin in WT EGFR cells. 
|In vitro||DMSO||19 mg/mL (34.73 mM)|
|Water||slightly soluble or insoluble|
|Ethanol||slightly soluble or insoluble|
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5% DMSO+corn oil
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