Flavokawain A

Catalog No. Size PriceQuantity
M12585-2 2mg solid $80
M12585-10 10mg solid $240


Flavokawain A, a proming anticarcinogenic agent, is a chalcone from kava extract with anti-tumor activity. Flavokawain A induces cell apoptosis by involvement of Bax protein-dependent and mitochondria-dependent apoptotic pathway. Flavokawain A has the potential for the study of bladder cancer.

Product information

CAS Number: 3420-72-2

Molecular Weight: 314.33

Formula: C18H18O5

Chemical Name: (2E)-1-(2-hydroxy-4, 6-dimethoxyphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)prop-2-en-1-one

Smiles: COC1C=C(O)C(C(=O)/C=C/C2C=CC(=CC=2)OC)=C(C=1)OC


InChi: InChI=1S/C18H18O5/c1-21-13-7-4-12(5-8-13)6-9-15(19)18-16(20)10-14(22-2)11-17(18)23-3/h4-11,20H,1-3H3/b9-6+

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

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

Solubility: DMSO : 100 mg/mL (318.14 mM; Need ultrasonic)

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:

Curzerene (0-100 µM; 24-72 hours) indicates that cell inhibition increases in a dose- and time-dependent manner, IC50 to SPC A1 cells at 24, 48, and 72 h was 403.8 μM, 154.8 µM, and 47.01 µM, respectively. Curzerene (0-100 µM; 48 hours) exhibits a higher percentage of apoptotic and necrotic cells than that of the control group in SPC-A1cells. Curzerene(0-100 µM; 48 hours) indicates that the percentage of cells arrested in the G2/M phase increased from 9.26% in the control group cells to 17.57% in the cells treated with the highest dose. Curzerene (6.25-100 µM; 48 hours) decreases the mRNA expression of GSTA1 in SPC A1 cells. Curzerene (6.25-100 µM; 48 hours) decreases the protein expression of GSTA1 in SPC A1 cells.


  1. Wang Y, et al. Cytotoxic and Antitumor Effects of Curzerene from Curcuma longa. Planta Med. 2017 Jan;83(1-02):23-29.

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