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Biological Activity for (S)-Equol
(S)-Equol is a potent estrogen receptor β (ERβ) agonist (EC50 = 65 nM). Exhibits 13-fold selectivity for ERβ over ERα. Atheroprotective. Protects against t-BHP induced apoptosis and attenuates ER stress in HUVECs. Activates Nrf2 signaling in vitro and in vivo. Inhibits tumor growth. Also dihydrotestosterone antagonist in vivo.
Technical Data for (S)-Equol
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References for (S)-Equol
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Yuan et al (2016) Tyrosine phosphorylation regulates ERβ ubiquitination, protein turnover, and inhibition of breast cancer. Oncotarget. 7 42585 PMID: 27323858
Zhang et al (2016) Equol attenuates atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein e-deficient mice by inhibiting endoplasmic reticulum stress via activation of Nrf2 in endothelial cells. PLoS One. 11 e0167020 PMID: 27907038
Muthyala et al (2004) Equol, a natural estrogenic metabolite from soy isoflavones: convenient preparation and resolution of R- and S-equols and their differing binding and biological activity through estrogen receptors alpha and beta. Bioorg.Med.Chem. 12 1559 PMID: 15018930
Setchell et al (2005) S-equol, a potent ligand for estrogen receptor beta, is the exclusive enantiomeric form of the soy isoflavone metabolite produced by human intestinal bacterial flora. Am.J.Clin.Nutr. 81 1079 PMID: 15883431
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