Kushenol A (Leachianone E) is isolated from the root of Sophora flavescent. Kushenol A is a non-competitive tyrosinase inhibitor to block the conversion of L-tyrosine to L-DOPA, shows IC50 and Kivalues of 1.1 μM and 0.4 μM, respectively. Kushenol A is a flavonoid antioxidant, has inhibitory effects on alpha-glucosidase (IC50: 45 μM; Ki: 6.8 μM) and β-amylase. Kushenol A is confirmed as potential inhibitors of enzymes targeted by cosmetics for skin whitening and aging.
CAS Number: 99217-63-7
Molecular Weight: 408.49
Chemical Name: (2S)-5,7-dihydroxy-2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-8-[(2R)-5-methyl-2-(prop-1-en-2-yl)hex-4-en-1-yl]-3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran-4-one
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
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Kushenol A (25 μM) exhibits a highly potent inhibitory activity on ABTS+ radical scavenging with an IC50 value of 9.7 ± 0.1 μM, and exhibits inhibits scavenging activity as a percentage 93.7% at 25 μM. Kushenol A (0-60 μg/ml; 24 hours) shows considerable cytotoxic effects against NSCLC cells, exhibits IC50 values of 5.3 μg/ml and 20.5 μg/ml for A549 and NCI‐H226 cells, respectively. It shows an IC50 value of 57.2 μg/ml for BEAS-2B cells.
- Kim JH, et al. Kushenol A and 8-prenylkaempferol, tyrosinase inhibitors, derived from Sophora flavescens. J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2018 Dec;33(1):1048-1054.
- Kim JH, et al. Glycosidase inhibitory flavonoids from Sophora flavescens. Biol Pharm Bull. 2006 Feb;29(2):302-5.
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