- Appearance:White needle-like crystals
- Purity:98% by HPLC
Artemisinin is an antimalarial drug. It is an endoperoxide sesquiterpene lactone isolated from the aerial parts of Artemisia annua. Artemisinin is a chemical compound that reacts with iron to form free radicals which can kill cells. Cancer cells are more susceptible to the cytotoxic effect of artemisinin than normal cells. Studies have suggested that artemisinin-tagged transferrin is highly selective and potent in killing cancer cells. Thus, artemisinin and artemisinin-tagged iron-carrying compounds could be developed into powerful anticancer drugs.
|Handling||This product is not considered hazardous.|
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