Catalog Number: 4590
Chemical Name: 5,3'-Diallyl-2,4'-dihydroxybiphenyl
Biological Activity
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor and antiangiogenic agent. Blocks NF-κB activation by a variety of stimuli, including TNF and okadaic acid. Shown to scavenge superoxide and peroxyl radicals. Also inhibits a variety of inflammatory responses. Reverses cardiac hypertrophy in mice via SIRT3 activation.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
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  • Storage:
    Store at +4°C
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Background References
  1. Honokiol is a potent scavenger of superoxide and peroxyl radicals.
    Dikalov et al.
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 2008;76:589
  2. Honokiol potentiates apoptosis, suppresses osteoclastogenesis, and inhibits invasion through modulation of nuclear factor-κB activation pathway.
    Ahn et al.
    Mol.Cancer Res., 2006;4:621
  3. Honokiol, a small molecular weight natural product, inhibits angiogenesis in vitro and tumor growth in vivo.
    Bai et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2003;278:35501
  4. Anti-inflammatory effect of honokiol is mediated by PI3K/Akt pathway suppression.
    Kim and Cho
    Acta Pharmacol.Sinica, 2008;29:113

  5. Pillai et al.
    Nat.Commun., 2015;6:6656
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