Catalog Number: 1777
Alternate Names: (-)-Arctigenin
Chemical Name: (3R,4R)-4-[(3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl)methyl]dihydro-3-[(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methyl]-2(3H)-furanone
Biological Activity
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative and antiviral agent. Inhibits LPS-induced iNOS expression via inhibition of IκBα phosphorylation and p65 nuclear translocation (IC50 = 10 nM). Inhibits HIV-1 replication in vitro. Also potently inhibits MKK1 (MEK1) (IC50 = 0.5 nM) and provides neuroprotection by binding to kainate receptors.
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    Soluble to 25 mM in ethanol with gentle warming and to 100 mM in DMSO
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    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Potent inhibition of lipopolysaccharide-inducible nitric oxide synthase expression by dibenzylbutyrolactone lignans through inhibition of I-κBα phosphorylation and of p65 nuclear translocation.
    Cho et al.
    Int.Immunopharmacol., 2002;2:105
  2. Arctigenin protects cultured cortical neurons from glutamate-induced neurodegeneration by binding to kainate receptor.
    Jang et al.
    J.Neurosci.Res., 2002;68:233
  3. Differential in vitro anti-HIV activity of natural lignans.
    Schroder et al.
    Z.Naturforsch.C., 1990;45:1215
  4. Arctigenin, a potent inhibitor of MKK1, inhibits lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-inducible nitric oxide synthase expression through inhibition of I-κBα phosphorylation and of p65 nuclear translocation.
    Cho et al.
    Exp.Biol.Abstr., 2003;:152.2

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  1. (-) Arctigenin and (+) pinoresinol are antagonists of the human thyroid hormone receptor β.
    Authors: Ogungbe Et al.
    J Chem Inf Model
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