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Reticuline, isolated from Litsea cubeba, shows anti-inflammatory effects through JAK2/STAT3 and NF-κB signaling pathways. Reticuline inhibits mRNA expressions of TNF-α, and IL-6 and reduces the phosphorylation levels of JAK2 and STAT3. Reticuline exhibits cardiovascular effects.

Product information

CAS Number: 485-19-8

Molecular Weight: 329.39

Formula: C19H23NO4

Chemical Name: (1S)-1-[(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)methyl]-6-methoxy-2-methyl-1, 2, 3, 4-tetrahydroisoquinolin-7-ol

Smiles: CN1CCC2C=C(OC)C(O)=CC=2[C@@H]1CC1=CC(O)=C(C=C1)OC


InChi: InChI=1S/C19H23NO4/c1-20-7-6-13-10-19(24-3)17(22)11-14(13)15(20)8-12-4-5-18(23-2)16(21)9-12/h4-5,9-11,15,21-22H,6-8H2,1-3H3/t15-/m0/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO.

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Reticuline (3 μM, 30 μM, 300 μM, 900 μM and 1.5 mM) inhibits in a concentration-dependent manner the contractions induced by Phenylephrine (1 μM), KCl (80 mM) and KCl (30 mM), (IC50=40±10, 240±40 and 300±40 μM, respectively) in isolated rat aortic rings with intact endothelium. Reticuline (3 μM, 30 μM, 300 μM, 900 μM and 1.5 mM) antagonizes CaCl2-induced contractions, and also inhibits the intracellular calcium dependent transient contractions induced by Norepinephrine (1μM), but not those induced by Caffeine (20 mM).

In Vivo:

Reticuline (5, 10 and 20 mg/kg, i. v., randomly) injections produced an intense hypotension in normotensive rats. The hypotensive effect of Reticuline is probably due to a peripheral vasodilation in consequence of: 1) muscarinic stimulation and NOS activation in the vascular endothelium, 2) voltage-dependent Ca2+ channel blockade and/or 3) inhibition of Ca2+ release from norepinephrine-sensitive intracellular stores.


  1. Yang X, et al. Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Boldine and Reticuline Isolated from Litsea cubeba through JAK2/STAT3 and NF-κB Signaling Pathways. Planta Med. 2018 Jan;84(1):20-25.
  2. Katy Lísias Dias, et al. Cardiovascular effects induced by reticuline in normotensive rats. Planta Med. 2004 Apr;70(4):328-33.

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