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Luteolin | CAS No. 491-70-3 | Additional Antioxidant Compounds
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Description: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and free radical scavenger
Alternative Names: 3',4',5,7-Tetrahydroxyflavone

Chemical Name: 2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-5,7-dihydroxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one

Purity: ≥98%

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Citations (2)

Biological Activity

Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Inhibits LPS-induced TNF-α, IL-6 and inducible nitric oxide production and blocks NF-κB and AP-1 activation. Also inhibits TNF-α -induced COX-2 expression. Antiproliferative and chemopreventative; inhibits proliferation of Lewis lung carcinoma cells in vivo. Inhibits influenza virus replication in vitro by preventing viral entry. Molecular docking studies also indicate binding to SARS-CoV-2 main protease (Mpro or 3CLpro).

Technical Data

Soluble to 5 mM in 1eq. NaOH and to 50 mM in DMSO
Store at +4°C

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Background References

  1. Luteolin, a novel natural inhibitor of tumor progression locus 2 serine/ threonine kinase, inhibits tumor necrosis factor-α-induced cyclooxygenase-2 expression in JB6 mouse epidermis cells.
    Kim et al.
    J.Pharm.Exp.Ther., 2011;338:1013
  2. A critical role of luteolin-induced reactive oxygen species in blockage of tumour necrosis factor-activated nuclear factor-κB pathway and sensitization of apoptosis in lung cancer cells.
    Ju et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 2007;71:1381
  3. Luteolin suppresses inflammation-associated gene expression by blocking NF-κB and AP-1 activation pathway in mouse alveolar macrophage.
    Chen et al.
    Life Sci., 2007;81:1602
  4. Caspase activation and extracellular signal-regulated kinase/Akt inhibition were involved in luteolin-induced apoptosis in Lewis lung carcinoma cells.
    Kim et al.
    Ann.N.Y.Acad.Sci., 2007;1090:597
  5. Luteolin decreases the yield of influenza A virus in vitro by interfering with the coat protein I complex expression.
    Yan et al.
    J.Nat.Med., 2019;73:487
  6. Computational screening of antagonists against the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) coronavirus by molecular docking.
    Yu et al.
    Int.J.Antimicrob.Agents, 2020;

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