Cat. No. 3713

Cryptotanshinone C19H20O3 [35825-57-1]

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Chemical Name: 1,2,6,7,8,9-Hexahydro-1,6,6-trimethyl[1,2-b]furan-10,11-dione

Biological Activity

Major tanshinone isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza that exhibits multiple activities. Exhibits antitumor activity via inhibition STAT3 activity (IC50 = 4.6 μM). Displays antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity and acts as an antidiabetes and antiobesity agent via activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Also improves cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease transgenic mice by inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (IC50 = 4.09 μM) and reduction in Aβ peptide generation.

Technical Data

Soluble to 10 mM in DMSO
>98 %
Store at RT

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Kim et al (2007) Antidiabetes and antiobesity effect of cryptotanshinone via activation of AMP-activated protein kinase. Mol.Pharmacol. 72 62. PMID: 17429005.

Shin et al (2009) Cryptotanshinone inhibits constitutive signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 function through blocking the dimerization in DU145 prostate cancer cells. Cancer Res. 69 193. PMID: 19118003.

Wong et al (2009) Cryptotanshinone, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor from Salivia miltiorrhiza, ameliorates scopolamine-induced amnesia in morris water maze task. Planta Med. 76 288.

Zhang et al (2009) Cryptotanshinone, a compound from Saliva miltiorrhiza modulates amyloid precursor protein metabolism and attenuates β-amyloid deposition through upregulating α-secretase in vivo and in vitro. Neurosci.Letts. 452 90.

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