Chemical Name: 5,7-Dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-6-methoxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
Biological Activity Partial positive allosteric modulator at the benzodiazepine receptor (IC50 = 1.3 μM for inhibition of flumazenil binding); natural sage flavone. Stimulates GABA-induced chloride currents in Xenopus oocytes expressing α1-, α2-, α3-, α5- or α6-β2 γ2S GABAA receptors. Brain penetrant; oral administration reduces seizures in a gerbil model of epilepsy. Also has antifungal, antiproliferative, antioxidant and antithrombotic properties.
Soluble to 25 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in ethanol
Desiccate at -20°C
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