Catalog Number: 1697
Chemical Name: (3S)-6,7-Dimethoxy-3-[(5R)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3-dioxolo[4,5-g]isoquinolin-5-yl]-1(3H)-isobenzofuranone hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Opioid alkaloid with several actions. Binds to tubulin, arrests cells in mitosis and induces apoptosis. Antagonist at bradykinin receptors (pA2 = 6.68), inhibits carbachol-stimulated phosphoinositol turnover and enhances forskolin-stimulated cAMP increases in CNS tissues. Modulates IKK activation, suppressing the NF-κB signaling pathway. Blocks proliferation of human leukemia and multiple myeloma cells. Exhibits anti-inflammatory activity.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 50 mM in 1eq. HCl
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    Desiccate at RT
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Background References
  1. Noscapine alters microtubule dynamics in living cells and inhibits the progression of melanoma.
    Landen et al.
    Cancer Res., 2002;62:4109
  2. Effect of noscapine, the antitussive opioid alkaloid, on bradykinin-induced smooth muscle contraction in the isolated ileum of the guinea-pig.
    Mahmoudian and Mojaverian
    Acta Physiol.Hung., 2001;88:231
  3. [3H]Noscapine binding sites in brain: relationship to indoleamines and the phosphoinositide and adenylyl cyclase messenger systems.
    Mourey et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 1992;42:619
  4. Noscapine, a benzylisoquinoline alkaloid, sensitizes leukemic cells to chemotherapeutic agents and cytokines by modulating the NF-κB signaling pathway.
    Sung et al.
    Cancer Res., 2010;70:3259
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