Catalog Number: 2841
Alternate Names: Diferuloylmethane
Chemical Name: (1E,6E)-1,7-Bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione
Biological Activity
Antitumor, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. Downregulates expression of reactive-oxygen-generating enzymes (cyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase, iNOS), TNFα, IL-1, IL-6, PKC, EGFR, NF-κB, IκB kinase and more. Upregulates expression of PPARγ, p53, Nrf2. Also displays antimicrobial, antidiabetic neuro- and cardioprotective properties in vivo.
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    Soluble to 10 mM in DMSO and to 5 mM in ethanol
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Antitumour, anti-invasion, and antimetastatic effects of curcumin.
    Kuttan et al.
    Adv.Exp.Med.Biol., 2007;595:173
  2. Neuroprotective effects of curcumin.
    Cole et al.
    Adv.Exp.Med.Biol., 2007;595:197
  3. Molecular targets of curcumin.
    Adv.Exp.Med.Biol., 2007;595:227
  4. Cardioprotective effects of curcumin.
    Miriyala et al.
    Adv.Exp.Med.Biol., 2007;595:359
  5. Pharmacological basis for the role of curcumin in chronic diseases: an age-old spice with modern targets.
    Aggarwal and Sung
    TiPS, 2009;30:85

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Curcumin include:

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  1. Rescue of an in vitro neuron phenotype identified in Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons by modulating the WNT pathway and calcium signaling.
    Authors: Efthymiou Et al.
    J Neurosci
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