Cat. No. 3826

7,8-Dihydroxyflavone C15H10O4 [38183-03-8]

Price and Availability

For 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone pricing & availability please select your country from the drop down menu:
By clicking submit you agree to accept a cookie from Tocris Bioscience. For details, please read our privacy and cookie policy.

Alternative Name: 7,8-DHF

Chemical Name: 7,8-Dihydroxy-2-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one

Biological Activity

Tyrosine kinase receptor B (TrkB) agonist that binds to the extracellular domain of the receptor (Kd = 320 nM). Inhibits glutamate-triggered apoptosis in hippocampal neurons in vitro and in vivo. Exhibits neuroprotective effects in an HD mouse model.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in 2eq. NaOH
>98 %
Store at +4°C

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

Certificate of Analysis / Safety Data Sheet

Certificate of Analysis: View current batch
Select another batch:
Safety Data Sheet: View Safety Data Sheet


Jang et al (2010) A selective TrkB agonist with potent neurotrophic activities by 7,8-dihydroxyflavone. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 107 268.

Andero et al (2012) 7,8-dihydroxyflavone, a TrkB receptor agonist, blocks long-term spatial memory impairment caused by immobilzation stress in rats. Hippocampus 22 399. PMID: 21136519.

Jiang et al (2013) Small-molecule TrkB receptor agonists improve motor function and extend survival in a mouse model of Huntington's disease. Hum.Mol.Genet. 22 2462. PMID: 23446639.

If you know of a relevant citation for this product please let us know.

View Related Products by Product Action

Keywords: 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone, supplier, agonists, TrkB, Neurotrophin, Receptors, Tyrosine, Kinases, RTKs, 7,8-DHF, Trk Receptor Agonists

Quick Order

Find multiple products by catalog number

divider line

Cancer Research Product Guide


Highlights over 750 products for cancer research. Request copy or view PDF today.

divider line

Kinase Inhibitor Toolbox

80 Kinase inhibitors
pre-dissolved in DMSO

Kinase Inhibitor Toolbox

Includes many of the latest kinase inhibitors to become commercially available. Covers a wide range of kinase targets including EGFR, MAPK and CDK.

divider line

Kinases Product Listing

Kinases Product Listing

Highlights over 400 products for kinase research. Request copy or view PDF today.

divider line

Peripheral Sensitization

Written by Grant D. Nicol and Michael R. Vasko

Pain Life Science Poster

A summary of the excitatory and inhibitory signaling pathways involved in modulation of peripheral sensitization. Request copy or view PDF today.

divider line

Parkinson's disease: Neurobiology and Therapeutic Strategies

Written by Anthony H.V. Schapira

Parkinson's Life Science Poster

Updated in 2014 - this poster summarizes the neurobiology of Parkinson's disease (PD), including new genetic insight, neurotransmitter pathways, and the role of aberrant α-synuclein metabolism in PD pathogenesis. Request copy or view PDF today.

divider line

Antidepressants - Current and Future Targets

Written by P. Skolnich et al

Depression Life Science Poster

'Antidepressants - Current and Future Targets'. Updated in 2015, highlights the presynaptic and postsynaptic targets for the potential treatment of major depressive disorder. Request copy or view PDF today.

divider line

New Products in this Area

Vatalanib succinate

Potent VEGFR inhibitor; also aromatase inhibitor

PF 06463922

High affinity and selective ALK and ROS1 inhibitor


Insulin degrading enzyme (IDE) inhibitor


Potent c-MET/ALK inhibitor

Sign-up for new product e-alerts
divider line

Bio-Techne Events

Bio-Techne Symposium 2016

Stem Cells and Organoids as Models of Tissue Differentiation and Disease

January 12, 2016

London, UK