Hypericin

Cat. No. 1520

Hypericin C30H16O8 [548-04-9]

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Chemical Name: 1,3,4,6,8,13-Hexahydroxy-10,11-dimethylphenanthro[1,10,9,8-opqra]perylene-7,14-dione

Biological Activity

Photosensitive antiviral, anticancer and antidepressant agent derived from Hypericum perforatum (St John's wort). Inactivates enveloped viruses (including HIV), inhibits tyrosine kinases (IC50 = 7.5 μM) and is preferentially cytotoxic to tumor cells upon stimulation by visible light.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
504.45
Formula:
C30H16O8
Solubility:
Soluble to 10 mM in ethanol with gentle warming and to 50 mM in DMSO
Purity:
>98 %
Storage:
Store at +4°C
CAS No:
548-04-9

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All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

Certificate of Analysis / Product Datasheet / Safety Data Sheet

Agostinis et al (2002) Hypericin in cancer treatment: more light on the way. Int.J.Biochem.Cell Biol. 34 221. PMID: 11849990.

Hwang et al (2001) Inhibition of c-erbB-2 expression and activity in human ovarian carcinoma cells by hypericin. Anticancer Res. 21 2649. PMID: 11724334.

Lenard et al (1993) Photodynamic inactivation of infectivity of human immunodeficiency virus and other enveloped viruses using hypericin and rose bengal: inhibition of fusion and syncytia formation. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 90 158. PMID: 7678335.

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