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CDDO Methyl Ester

≥98% (HPLC)

Bardoxolone Methyl, CDDO-Me, 2-Cyano-3,12-dioxo-oleana-1,9(11)-dien-28-oic acid methyl ester
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≥98% (HPLC)



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General description

CDDO-Me is a synthetic triterpenoid compound with anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and cytoprotective properties. It is derived from the natural product oleanic acid.


CDDO Methyl Ester has been used to test its effect on hepatocyte membrane transporters (HMTs) regulation and mitigation of cholestasis in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). It has also been used activator of NF E2 Related Factor 2 (NRF2) to study its role in preventing cell death in melanoma cells.


10 mg in glass bottle
100 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

CDDO-Me inhibits inflammatory mediators including interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-10, and IL-12. It enhances apoptosis induced by TNF and chemotherapeutic agents. CDDO-Me exhibits anti-proliferative activity in osteosarcoma cells and enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapeutic agents by inducing an intrinsic mitochondrial-dependent apoptotic pathway. It can be used as an adjuvant treatment for advanced and fatal form of prostate cancer.

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13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Sandhya Chipurupalli et al.
Frontiers in oncology, 10, 758-758 (2020-06-02)
Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer and resistance to the conventional chemotherapy is the major cause for its poor prognosis. Metabolic perturbations leading to increased production of reactive oxygen species activate NRF2-dependent anti-oxidative responses to survive oxidative
The synthetic triterpenoid CDDO-methyl ester modulates microglial activities, inhibits TNF production, and provides dopaminergic neuroprotection
Tran T A, et al.
Journal of Neuroinflammation, 5(1), 1-1 (2008)
Differential regulation of innate immune cytokine production through pharmacological activation of Nuclear Factor-Erythroid-2-Related Factor 2 (NRF2) in burn patient immune cells and monocytes.
Eitas T K, et al.
PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0184164-e0184164 (2017)
Joohyun Kim et al.
Transplantation direct, 6(8), e584-e584 (2020-08-09)
Cholestasis is a sign of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), which is caused by the dysfunction of hepatocyte membrane transporters (HMTs). As transcriptional regulation of HMTs during oxidative stress is mediated by nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2, we hypothesized that
A synthetic triterpenoid, CDDO-Me, inhibits IKBα kinase and enhances apoptosis induced by TNF and chemotherapeutic agents through down-regulation of expression of nuclear factor KB?regulated gene products in human leukemic cells.
Shishodia S, et al.
Clinical Cancer Research, 12(6), 1828-1838 (2006)

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