Catalog Number: 3819
Chemical Name: (S)-2,3-Dihydro-7-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
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.
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    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
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    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Liquiritigenin is a plant-derived highly selective estrogen receptor beta agonist.
    Mersereau et al.
    Mol.Cell.Endocrinol., 2008;283:49
  2. 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
  3. Flavonoid glucosides from licorice.
    Phytochemistry, 1984;23:2108

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

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  1. Transcriptomic analysis identifies gene networks regulated by estrogen receptor α (ERα) and ERβ that control distinct effects of different botanical estrogens.
    Authors: Gong Et al.
    Nucl Recept Signal
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