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Liquiritigenin | CAS No. 578-86-9 | Estrogen and Related Receptor Agonists
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Description: Selective ERβ agonist

Chemical Name: (S)-2,3-Dihydro-7-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one

Purity: ≥98%

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Biological Activity

Potent ERβ agonist isolated from licorice root (EC50 = 36.5 nM for activation of the ERE tk-Luc reporter by ERβ in transfected U2OS cells). Displays 20-fold selectivity for ERβ; does not activate other nuclear receptors, including the androgen and glucocorticoid receptors. Displays anti-inflammatory effects.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
Store at -20°C

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Background References

  1. Flavonoid glucosides from licorice.
    Yahara and Nishioka
    Phytochemistry, 1984;23:2108
  2. Liquiritigenin is a plant-derived highly selective estrogen receptor beta agonist.
    Mersereau et al.
    Mol.Cell.Endocrinol., 2008;283:49
  3. Anti-inflammatory effects of liquiritigenin as a consequence of the inhibition of NK-kappaB-dependent iNOS and proinflammatory cytokines production.
    Kim et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 2008;154:165

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