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.
CAS Number: 51020-86-1
Molecular Weight: 326.39
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
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
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.
- 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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