Thonningianin A

Thonningianin A
Product Name Thonningianin A
CAS No.: 271579-11-4
Catalog No.: CFN90633
Molecular Formula: C42H34O21
Molecular Weight: 874.7 g/mol
Purity: >=98%
Type of Compound: Chalcones
Physical Desc.: Powder
Targets: Caspase | CDK | ERK | NF-kB | p38MAPK | NADPH-oxidase
Source: The herbs of Penthorum chinense Pursh
Solvent: DMSO, Pyridine, Methanol, Ethanol, etc.
Price: $218/20mg
Thonningianin A represents a new potent glutathione S-transferase in vitro inhibitor. Thonningianin A has anti-cancer and antioxidant properties, involves radical scavenging, anti-superoxide formation and metal chelation.
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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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    The anti-cancer activities of Thonningianin A on the HepG-2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line were evaluated by MTT assay, flow cytometry, quantitative real-time PCR and western blotting. Results showed that Thonningianin A effectively inhibited the proliferation of HepG-2 cells by inducing apoptosis, as evidenced by increase in the sub-G1 cell population, DNA fragmentation, and increase in the content of reactive oxygen species. Activation of caspase-9 and the subsequent activation of caspase-3 indicated that Thonningianin A-induced apoptosis is caspase-dependent. Thonningianin A also disrupted the mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm) and down-regulated the Bcl-xL mRNA expression in HepG-2 cells. Thonningianin A induced cell cycle arrest by changing the cyclin D1 and CDK4 mRNA expression levels. Moreover, western blotting showed that Thonningianin A significantly down-regulated the NF-kappa-B cell survival pathway, along with up-regulation of the expression level of phosphorylated P38 and down-regulation of the expression level of phosphorylated ERK.
    The anti-cancer activity of Thonningianin A was confirmed by the characteristic patterns of DNA fragmentation and cell cycle arrest, suggesting that Th A is an effective antitumor ingredient in natural plant foods, and is worthy of further study.
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