Cat. No. 3819

Liquiritigenin C15H12O4 [578-86-9]

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Chemical Name: (S)-2,3-Dihydro-7-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one

Biological Activity

Potent ERβ agonist isolated from licorice root (EC50 = 36.5 nM for activation of the ERE tk-Luc reporter by ERβ in transfected U2OS cells). Displays 20-fold selectivity for ERβ; does not activate other nuclear receptors, including the androgen and glucocorticoid receptors. Displays anti-inflammatory effects.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
>98 %
Store at -20°C

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Kim et al (2008) Anti-inflammatory effects of liquiritigenin as a consequence of the inhibition of NK-kappaB-dependent iNOS and proinflammatory cytokines production. Br.J.Pharmacol. 154 165. PMID: 18332856.

Mersereau et al (2008) Liquiritigenin is a plant-derived highly selective estrogen receptor beta agonist. Mol.Cell.Endocrinol. 283 49. PMID: 18177995.

Yahara (1984) Flavonoid glucosides from licorice. Phytochemistry 23 2108.

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

Gong et al (2014) Transcriptomic analysis identifies gene networks regulated by estrogen receptor α (ERα) and ERβ that control distinct effects of different botanical estrogens. Nucl Recept Signal 12 e001. PMID: 25363786.

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