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    Crocin II
    CAS No. 55750-84-0 Price $188 / 20mg
    Catalog No.CFN99928Purity>=98%
    Molecular Weight814.83Type of CompoundDiterpenoids
    FormulaC38H54O19Physical DescriptionDark red powder
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    Description: Crocin has antihyperlipidemic, antidepressant , anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects. It can reduce the protein expression of iNOS and caspase-3, and increase CREB, BDNF and VGF levels in hippocampus.
    Targets: NOS | Caspase
    In vivo:
    Braz.J.Pharm.Sci., 2015, 51(3):637-642
    A preliminary study of the anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects of crocin against gastric ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats[Reference: WebLink]
    The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of crocin on gastric mucosal lesions caused by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats.
    Thirty-two male rats were randomly divided into sham, I/R, I/R + crocin pretreatment and crocin alone groups. To induce I/R lesions, the celiac artery was clamped for 30 min, and the clamp was then removed to allow reperfusion for 3 h. Crocin-pretreated rats received crocin (15 mg/kg, i.p.) 30 min prior to the induction of I/R injury. Samples of gastric mucosa were collected to quantify the protein expression of caspase-3, an apoptotic factor, and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), a pro-inflammatory protein, by Western blot. Pretreatment with crocin decreased the total area of gastric lesions and decreased the protein expression levels of caspase-3 and iNOS induced by I/R injury.
    Our findings showed a protective effect of crocin in gastric mucosa against I/R injury. This effect of crocin was mainly mediated by reducing the protein expression of iNOS and caspase-3.
    Crocin II Description
    Source: The stigma of Crocus sativus L.
    Solvent: DMSO, Pyridine, Methanol, Ethanol, etc.
    Storage: 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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    Calculate Dilution Ratios(Only for Reference)
    1 mg 5 mg 10 mg 20 mg 25 mg
    1 mM 1.2272 mL 6.1362 mL 12.2725 mL 24.545 mL 30.6812 mL
    5 mM 0.2454 mL 1.2272 mL 2.4545 mL 4.909 mL 6.1362 mL
    10 mM 0.1227 mL 0.6136 mL 1.2272 mL 2.4545 mL 3.0681 mL
    50 mM 0.0245 mL 0.1227 mL 0.2454 mL 0.4909 mL 0.6136 mL
    100 mM 0.0123 mL 0.0614 mL 0.1227 mL 0.2454 mL 0.3068 mL
    * Note: If you are in the process of experiment, it's need to make the dilution ratios of the samples. The dilution data of the sheet for your reference. Normally, it's can get a better solubility within lower of Concentrations.
    Animal Research:
    Biol Pharm Bull. 2005 Nov;28(11):2106-10.
    Antihyperlipidemic effect of crocin isolated from the fructus of Gardenia jasminoides and its metabolite Crocetin.[Pubmed: 16272698]
    The pancreatic lipase inhibitors were isolated from the fructus of Gardenia jasminoides ELLIS, and their antihyperlipidemic activities were measured. Gardeniae fructus (GF) water extract inhibited pancreatic lipase activity.
    Crocetin and crocin were isolated from GF water extract as inhibitors of pancreatic lipase with an IC50 value of 2.1 and 2.6 mg/ml (triolein as a substrate). Crocin and crocetin significantly inhibited the increase of serum TG level in corn oil feeding-induced triglyceridemic mice, as well as that of serum triglyceride and total and LDL cholesterol levels in Triton WR-1339-induced hyperlipidemic mice. These compounds also showed hypolipidemic activity in hyperlipidemic mice induced by high cholesterol, high fat or high carbohydrate diets for 5 weeks.
    The results suggest that the hypolipidemic activity of GF and its component crocin may be due to the inhibition of pancreatic lipase and crocin, and its metabolite, crocetin, can improve hyperlipidemia.