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Biological Activity for Hypericin
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 for Hypericin
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References for Hypericin
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
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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1 Citation for Hypericin
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Hypericin include:
Chen et al (2018) Concomitant SK current activation and sodium current inhibition cause J wave syndrome. JCI Insight 3 PMID: 30429367
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