Cat. No. 1418

Resveratrol C14H12O3 [501-36-0]

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Chemical Name: 5-[(1E)-2-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)ethenyl]-1,3,benzenediol

Biological Activity

A phytoestrogen with antitumor, antioxidant, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory and antifungal effects. Inhibits cytochrome P450 1A1 (IC50 = 23 μM) and displays mixed agonist/antagonist actions at ERα and ERβ estrogen receptors. Converted into the anticancer agent piceatannol (Cat. No. 1554) by cytochrome P450 1B1.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in ethanol and to 100 mM in DMSO
>98 %
Desiccate at +4°C

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Kimura et al (1985) Effects of stilbenes on arachidonate metabolism in leukocytes. Biochim.Biophys.Acta 834 275. PMID: 3922423.

Chun et al (1999) Resveratrol is a selective human cytochrome P450 1A1 inhibitor. Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun. 262 20. PMID: 10448061.

Bowers et al (2000) Resveratrol acts as a mixed agonist/antagonist for estrogen receptors α and β. Endocrinology 141 3657. PMID: 11014220.

Fremont (2000) Biological effects of resveratrol. Life Sci. 66 663. PMID: 10680575.

Baur and Sinclair (2006) Therapeutic potential of resveratrol: the in vivo evidence. Nat.Rev.Drug Discov. 5 493. PMID: 16732220.

Baptista et al (2013) Regulation of histone H2A.Z exprsesion is mediated by sirtuin 1 in prostate cancer. Oncotarget 4 1673. PMID: 24127549.

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