Noscapine ((S, R)-Noscapine) is an orally active phthalideisoquinoline alkaloid with potent antitussive. Noscapine exerts its antitussive effects by activating sigma opioid receptors and is a non-competitive Bradykinin inhibitor. Noscapine disrupts microtubule dynamics, induces mitotic arrest and apoptosis. Noscapine possesses anticancer, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory activities, and can cross the blood-brain barrier.
CAS Number: 128-62-1
Molecular Weight: 413.42
Chemical Name: (3S)-6, 7-dimethoxy-3-[(5R)-4-methoxy-6-methyl-2H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H-[1, 3]dioxolo[4, 5-g]isoquinolin-5-yl]-1, 3-dihydro-2-benzofuran-1-one
Appearance: Solid Power
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: DMSO : ≥ 30 mg/mL (72.57 mM)
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
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Noscapine (0-1000 μM; 0-96 hours; rat C6 glioma cells) treatment inhibits cell viability of rat C6 glioma in vitro in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Noscapine inhibits the viability of rat C6 glioma cells with an IC50 of 250 μM at 72 hours. Noscapine exposure causes abnormal S-phase reentry, increases mitotic arrest and results in excessive DNA accumulation. Cylindromatosis increases the ability of noscapine to induce mitotic arrest and apoptosis. Cylindromatosis enhances the effect of noscapine on microtubule polymerization and promotes noscapine binding to microtubules.
Noscapine (300 mg/kg; oral gavage; daily; for 15 days; athymic female mice) treatment reduces tumor growth in mice.
- Jaren W Landen, et al. Noscapine Crosses the Blood-Brain Barrier and Inhibits Glioblastoma Growth. Clin Cancer Res. 2004 Aug 1;10(15):5187-201.
- Yunfan Yang, et al. CYLD Regulates Noscapine Activity in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia via a Microtubule-Dependent Mechanism. Theranostics. 2015 Mar 2;5(7):656-66.
- Vartika Tomar, et al. Noscapine and Its Analogs as Chemotherapeutic Agent: Current Updates. Curr Top Med Chem. 2017;17(2):174-188.
- Bianca Lokhorst, et al. Interaction of OTC Drug Noscapine and Acenocoumarol and Phenprocoumon. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 May;85(5):1041-1043.
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