Licarin A

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M12862-2 2mg solid $80
M12862-10 10mg solid $240


Licarin A ((+)-Licarin A), a neolignan, significantly and dose-dependently reduces TNF-α production (IC50=12.6 μM) in dinitrophenyl-human serum albumin (DNP-HSA)-stimulated RBL-2H3 cells. Anti-allergic effects. Licarin A reduces TNF-α and PGD2 production, and COX-2 expression.

Product information

CAS Number: 51020-86-1

Molecular Weight: 326.39

Formula: C20H22O4


(+)-Licarin A

Chemical Name: 2-methoxy-4-[(2R, 3R)-7-methoxy-3-methyl-5-[(1E)-prop-1-en-1-yl]-2, 3-dihydro-1-benzofuran-2-yl]phenol

Smiles: C[C@H]1[C@@H](OC2=C1C=C(/C=C/C)C=C2OC)C1=CC(OC)=C(O)C=C1


InChi: InChI=1S/C20H22O4/c1-5-6-13-9-15-12(2)19(24-20(15)18(10-13)23-4)14-7-8-16(21)17(11-14)22-3/h5-12,19,21H,1-4H3/b6-5+/t12-,19-/m1/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: ≥12 months 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:

Licarin A is found in plants such as Aristolochia taliscana, Machilus thunbergii and Myristica fragrans, which are used as spices and in folk medicines for nervous and digestive disorders. Licarin A also exhibits anti-inflammatory effects. Licarin A (5-20 μM) reduces TNF-α and prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) secretion via the inhibition of PKCα/βII and p38 MAPK pathways. Licarin A treatment tends to reduce phosphorylated PKCα/βII and p38 MAPK protein levels.


  1. Takuya Matsui, et al. Licarin A Is a Candidate Compound for the Treatment of Immediate Hypersensitivity via Inhibition of Rat Mast Cell Line RBL-2H3 Cells. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2015 Dec;67(12):1723-32.

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