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The active principle of feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium). Antisecretory, anti-inflammatory and spasmolytic; inhibits the release of 5-HT from blood platelets. Also inhibits activation of NF-κB, and generation of leukotriene B4 and thromboxane B2.
Parthenolide is also offered as part of the Tocriscreen Antiviral Library. Find out more about compound libraries available from Tocris.
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References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Groenewegen and Heptinstall (1990) A comparison of the effects of an extract of feverfew and parthenolide, a component of feverfew, on human platelet activity in vitro. J.Pharm.Pharmacol. 42 553 PMID: 1981582
Heptinstall et al (1986) Compounds extracted from feverfew that have anti-secretory activity contain an α-methylene butyrolactone unit. J.Pharm.Pharmacol. 38 709 PMID: 2877077
Sumner et al (1992) Inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase and cyclo-oxygenase in leukocytes by feverfew. Involvement of sesquiterpene lactones and other components. Biochem.Pharmacol. 43 2313 PMID: 1319159
Hehner et al (1998) Sesquiterpene lactones specifically inhibit activation of NF-κB by preventing the degradation of IκB-α and IκB-β. J.Biol.Chem. 273 1288 PMID: 9430659
Keywords: Parthenolide, Parthenolide supplier, 5-HT, release, inhibitors, inhibits, Serotonin, 5-Hydroxytryptamine, Receptors, 5-HT3, feverfew, 5-HT-Related, NF-kB/IkB, 0610, Tocris Bioscience
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Parthenolide include:
Schwarz et al (2011) Parthenolide Blocks Cocaine's Effect on Spontaneous Firing Activity of DArgic Neurons in the Ventral Tegmental Area. Curr Neuropharmacol 9 17 PMID: 21886554
Lee et al (2016) Mincle-mediated translational regulation is required for strong nitric oxide production and inflammation resolution. Anesth Analg 7 11322 PMID: 27089465
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Behavioral evaluation of antagonistic effects of parthenolide on cocaine effects in planarians
I have used Tocris’ Parthenolide (Cat. No. 0610) for a few years in my research program searching for behavioral antagonists of cocaine. This research has resulted in 5 peer-reviewed papers and the discovery story is included in a chapter of my book The First Brain: The Neuroscience of Planarians and in a review paper (shown in the figure). There are at least 4 more papers in preparation and the project is still going strong. In the initial phases of my project, I evaluated several suppliers of parthenolide and Tocris’ offering consistently came ahead in terms of customer service and compound purity, and I do not intend to change suppliers. I recommend this product and the company without reservation.
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