Catalog Number: 3713
Chemical Name: 1,2,6,7,8,9-Hexahydro-1,6,6-trimethyl[1,2-b]furan-10,11-dione
Biological Activity
Major tanshinone isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza that exhibits multiple activities. Exhibits antitumor activity via inhibition STAT3 activity (IC50 = 4.6 μM). Displays antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity and acts as an antidiabetes and antiobesity agent via activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Also improves cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease transgenic mice by inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (IC50 = 4.09 μM) and reduction in Aβ peptide generation.
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    Soluble to 10 mM in DMSO
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    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Cryptotanshinone inhibits constitutive signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 function through blocking the dimerization in DU145 prostate cancer cells.
    Shin et al.
    Cancer Res., 2009;69:193
  2. Antidiabetes and antiobesity effect of cryptotanshinone via activation of AMP-activated protein kinase.
    Kim et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 2007;72:62
  3. Cryptotanshinone, a compound from Saliva miltiorrhiza modulates amyloid precursor protein metabolism and attenuates β-amyloid deposition through upregulating α-secretase in vivo and in vitro.
    Zhang et al.
    Neurosci.Letts., 2009;452:90
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