Cat. No. 2841

Curcumin C21H20O6 [458-37-7]

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Alternative Name: Diferuloylmethane

Chemical Name: (1E,6E)-1,7-Bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione

Biological Activity

Antitumor, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. Downregulates expression of reactive-oxygen-generating enzymes (cyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase, iNOS), TNFα, IL-1, IL-6, PKC, EGFR, NF-κB, IκB kinase and more. Upregulates expression of PPARγ, p53, Nrf2. Also displays antimicrobial, antidiabetic neuro- and cardioprotective properties in vivo.

Technical Data

Soluble to 10 mM in DMSO and to 5 mM in ethanol
Store at -20°C

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All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Datasheet

References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Aggarwal and Sung (2009) Pharmacological basis for the role of curcumin in chronic diseases: an age-old spice with modern targets. TiPS 30 85. PMID: 19110321.

Cole et al (2007) Neuroprotective effects of curcumin. Adv.Exp.Med.Biol. 595 197. PMID: 17569212.

Kuttan et al (2007) Antitumour, anti-invasion, and antimetastatic effects of curcumin. Adv.Exp.Med.Biol. 595 173. PMID: 17569210.

Lin (2007) Molecular targets of curcumin. Adv.Exp.Med.Biol. 595 227. PMID: 17569214.

Miriyala et al (2007) Cardioprotective effects of curcumin. Adv.Exp.Med.Biol. 595 359. PMID: 17569220.

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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Curcumin include:

Efthymiou et al (2015) Rescue of an in vitro neuron phenotype identified in Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons by modulating the WNT pathway and calcium signaling. J Neurosci 4 230. PMID: 25637190.

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