Product Name Thevetiaflavone
CAS No.: 29376-68-9
Catalog No.: CFN96124
Molecular Formula: C16H12O5
Molecular Weight: 284.3 g/mol
Purity: >=98%
Type of Compound: Flavonoids
Physical Desc.: Yellow powder
Targets: Bcl‑2/Bax | Caspase | ROS
Source: The herbs of Wikstroemia indica
Solvent: Chloroform, Dichloromethane, Ethyl Acetate, DMSO, Acetone, etc.
Thevetiaflavone ameliorates PC12 cells injury induced by OGD/R via improving ROS‑mediated mitochondrial dysfunction, it can upregulate the expression of Bcl‑2 and downregulate that of Bax and caspase‑3.
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Providing storage is as stated on the product vial and the vial is kept tightly sealed, the product can be stored for up to 24 months(2-8C).

Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20C. Generally, these will be useable for up to two weeks. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

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