Catalog Number: 5016
Chemical Name: 2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-3,7-dihydroxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
Biological Activity
Naturally occuring flavonoid and antioxidant. Inhibits PI 3-K, Akt, mTOR and Cdk6. Displays antiproliferative activity in prostate cancer cells. Shown to activate ERK; exhibits neuroprotective activity in Huntington's disease models. Also a DNMT1 inhibitor.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in ethanol
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Crystal structure of a human cyclin-dependent kinase 6 complex with a flavonol inhibitor, fisetin.
    Lu et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2005;48:737
  2. Dietary flavonoid fisetin: a novel dual inhibitor of PI3K/Akt and mTOR for prostate cancer management.
    Adhami et al.
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 2012;84:1277
  3. Antiproliferative mechanisms of the flavonoids 2,2'-dihydroxychalcone and fisetin in human prostate cancer cells.
    Haddad et al.
    Nutr.Cancer, 2010;62:668
  4. ERK activation by the polyphenols fisetin and resveratrol provides neuroprotection in multiple models of Huntington's disease.
    Maher et al.
    Hum.Mol.Genet., 2011;20:261
  5. Mechanisms for the inhibition of DNA methyltransferases by tea catechins and bioflavonoids.
    Lee et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 2005;68:1018

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

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  1. Fisetin stimulates autophagic degradation of phosphorylated tau via the activation of TFEB and Nrf2 transcription factors.
    Authors: Kim Et al.
    PLoS Pathog
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