Icaritin is an oral traditional Chinese medicine, derived from barrenwort, which targets the estrogen receptor α36. IC50 values for Icaritin are 8,13 and 18 μM for K562, CML-CP and CML-BC cells respectively. Icaritin inhibits the invasion and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of glioblastoma cells by targeting EMMPRIN via PTEN/AKt/HIF-1α signalling. Icaritin suppresses hepatocellular carcinoma initiation and malignant growth through the IL-6/Jak2/Stat3 pathway. Icaritin activates JNK-dependent mPTP necrosis pathway in colorectal cancer cells.
CAS Number: 118525-40-9
Molecular Weight: 368.38
Chemical Name: 3,5,7-trihydroxy-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-8-(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-4H-chromen-4-one
Appearance: Solid Power
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: DMSO : 15.62 mg/mL (42.40 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
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Icaritin (4-64 µM; 48 hours; K562, imatinib-resistant cells and primary CML cells) treatment inhibits proliferation of K562, imatinib-resistant cells and primary CML cells. Icaritin (0-64 µM; 48 hours; K562 and primary cells) treatment induces K562 or primary cells apoptosis in an concentration dependent manner. Icaritin (32 µM; K562 cells) treatment increases cell population in the sub-G1 phase in K562 cells. Icaritin (0-64 µM; 48 hours; K562 cells) treatment inhibits MAPK/ERK/JNK downstream signaling and diminishes Jak2/Stat3/Akt expression. Icaritin treatment also significantly inhibits Bcl-2 protein expression and up-regulated Bax protein expression in K562 with a dose-dependent manner accompanied by the cleavage activation of caspase-3 or caspase-9, and a down-regulated expression of Apaf-1.
Icaritin (4-8 mg/kg; intraperitoneal injection; daily; for 10 weeks; female NOD-SCID nude mice) treatment could prolong lifespan of NOD-SCID nude mice inoculated with K562 cells without suppression of bone marrow in mouse leukemia model.
- Zhu Jf, et al. Icaritin shows potent anti-leukemia activity on chronic myeloid leukemia in vitro and in vivo by regulating MAPK/ERK/JNK and JAK2/STAT3 /AKT signalings. PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e23720.
- Yao D, et al. Icaritin, an exogenous phytomolecule, enhances osteogenesis but not angiogenesis--an in vitro efficacy study. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e41264.
- Guo Y, et al. An anticancer agent icaritin induces sustained activation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway and inhibits growth of breast cancer cells. Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 May 11;658(2-3):114-22.
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