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Hispidulin (Dinatin), an active natrual ingredient in a number of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, exhibits inhibitory activity against the oncogenic protein kinase Pim-1 with IC50 of 2.71 μM. Hispidulin induces apoptosis through mitochondrial dysfunction and inhibition of P13k/Akt signalling pathway in HepG2 cancer cells. Hispidulin exerts anti-osteoporotic and bone resorption attenuating effects via activating the AMPK signaling pathway.

Product information

CAS Number: 1447-88-7

Molecular Weight: 300.26

Formula: C16H12O6



Chemical Name: 5, 7-dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-6-methoxy-4H-chromen-4-one

Smiles: COC1=C(O)C=C2OC(=CC(=O)C2=C1O)C1C=CC(O)=CC=1


InChi: InChI=1S/C16H12O6/c1-21-16-11(19)7-13-14(15(16)20)10(18)6-12(22-13)8-2-4-9(17)5-3-8/h2-7,17,19-20H,1H3

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

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

Solubility: DMSO : 62.5 mg/mL (208.15 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: ≥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:

Hispidulin induces cell death in a dose- and time-dependent manner in HepG2 cells. Hispidulin induces apoptosis through mitochondrial dysfunction, which is characterized by decreased Bcl-2/Bax ratio, disrupted mitochondrial membrane potential and increased release of cytochrome C and activated capase-3.

In Vivo:

Hispidulin shows significant inhibitory effect on mice tumor size. Hispidulin treatment effectively prevents ovariectomy-induced body weight loss and attenuates ovariectomy-induced bone loss. Hispidulin treatment also decreases trabecular spacing in ovariectomy mice. Intraperitoneally administering hispidulin(10 or 50mg/ kg) to rats 30 min before intraperitoneally injecting kainic acid (15mg/kg) increases seizure latency and decreases seizure score. In addition, hispidulin substantially attenuates kainic acid-induced hippocampal neuronal cell death, and this protective effect is accompanied by the suppression of microglial activation and the production of proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1β, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor-α in the hippocampus.


  1. Chao SW, et al. Total Synthesis of Hispidulin and the Structural Basis for Its Inhibition of Proto-oncogene KinasePim-1. J Nat Prod. 2015 Aug 28;78(8):1969-76.
  2. Gao H, et al. Hispidulin induces apoptosis through mitochondrial dysfunction and inhibition of P13k/Akt signalling pathway in HepG2 cancer cells. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2014 May;69(1):27-34.
  3. Zhou R, et al. Hispidulin exerts anti-osteoporotic activity in ovariectomized mice via activating AMPK signaling pathway. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2014 Jun;69(2):311-7.
  4. Lin TY, et al. Protective effect of hispidulin on kainic acid-induced seizures and neurotoxicity in rats. Eur J Pharmacol. 2015 May 15;755:6-15.

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