Ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1)

Catalog No.S7243

Ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1) Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight(MW): 262.35

Ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1) is a potent and selective inhibitor of ferroptosis with EC50 of 60 nM.

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  • A, Indicated human PDAC cells were treated with erastin (2.5-40 μmol/L) with or without a cell death inhibitor (ferrostatin-1, 1 μmol/L; liprostatin-1, 1 μmol/L; ZVAD-FMK, 10 μmol/L; necrosulfonamide, 0.5 μmol/L) for 24 hours. Cell death was assayed using a CCK8 kit (n = 3;* , P < 0.05).

    Cancer Res, 2017, 77(8):2064-2077. Ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1) purchased from Selleck.

    Inhibition of HSF1-dependent HSPB1 expression increased erastin-induced ferroptosis. Effects of deferoxamine (100 μM), ferrostain-1 (1 μM), Z-VAD-FMK (10 μM), necrostain 1 s (Nec-1 s, 10 μM) and cyclosporin A (CsA, 5 μM) on erastin-induced growth inhibition at 24 h in indicated HeLa (j) and U2OS (k) cells (n =3, *P<0.05 versus erastin group).

    Oncogene, 2015, 10.1038/onc.2015.32. Ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1) purchased from Selleck.

  • 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; b-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)

    Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2016, 480(3):443-449. Ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1) purchased from Selleck.

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Description Ferrostatin-1 (Fer-1) is a potent and selective inhibitor of ferroptosis with EC50 of 60 nM.
Ferroptosis [1]
(HT-1080 cells)
60 nM(EC50)
In vitro

Ferrostatin-1 (2 μM) prevents erastin-induced ferroptosis in cancer cells, as well as glutamate-induced cell death in postnatal rat brain slices. Ferrostatin-1 is a lipid ROS scavenger, with the N-cyclohexyl moiety serving as a lipo-philic anchor within biological membranes. Ferrostatin-1 does not inhibit extracellular signal -regulated kinase (ERK) phos-phorylation or arrest the proliferation of HT-1080 cells, suggesting that it does not inhibit the MEK/ERK pathway, chelate iron, or inhibit protein synthesis. Ferrostatin-1 does, however, prevent erastin-induced accumulation of cytosolic and lipid ROS. Ferrostatin-1 readily oxidizes the stable radical 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) under cell-free conditions. [1]


Solubility (25°C)

In vitro DMSO 52 mg/mL (198.2 mM)
Ethanol 52 mg/mL (198.2 mM)
Water Insoluble
In vivo Add solvents to the product individually and in order(Data is from Selleck tests instead of citations):
2% DMSO+50% PEG 300+5% Tween 80+ddH2O
For best results, use promptly after mixing.

* Please note that Selleck tests the solubility of all compounds in-house, and the actual solubility may differ slightly from published values. This is normal and is due to slight batch-to-batch variations.

Chemical Information

Molecular Weight 262.35


CAS No. 347174-05-4
Storage powder
in solvent
Synonyms N/A

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