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    (-)-Huperzine A
    CAS No. 102518-79-6 Price $40 / 20mg
    Catalog No.CFN99958Purity>=98%
    Molecular Weight242.32Type of CompoundAlkaloids
    FormulaC15H18N2OPhysical DescriptionPowder
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    Targets: AChR | NGF | NMDA receptor
    In vivo:
    Chem Biol Interact. 2013 Mar 25;203(1):120-4.
    A combination of [+] and [-]-Huperzine A improves protection against soman toxicity compared to [+]-Huperzine A in guinea pigs.[Pubmed: 23123250]
    The neuropathologic mechanisms after exposure to lethal doses of nerve agent are complex and involve multiple biochemical pathways. Effective treatment requires drugs that can simultaneously protect by reversible binding to the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and blocking cascades of seizure related brain damage, inflammation, neuronal degeneration as well as promoting induction of neuroregeneration. (-)-Huperzine A ([-]-Hup A), is a naturally occurring potent reversible AChE inhibitor that penetrates the blood-brain barrier. It also has several neuroprotective effects including modification of beta-amyloid peptide, reduction of oxidative stress, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and induction and regulation of nerve growth factor.
    Toxicities at higher doses restrict the neuroporotective ability of (-)-Huperzine A for treatment. The synthetic stereoisomer, [+]-Hup A, is less toxic due to poor AChE inhibition and is suitable for both pre-/post-exposure treatments of nerve agent toxicity. [+]-Hup A block the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-induced seizure in rats, reduce excitatory amino acid induced neurotoxicity and also prevent soman induced toxicity with minimum performance decrement. Unique combinations of two stereo-isomers of Hup A may provide an excellent pre/post-treatment drug for the nerve agent induced seizure/status epilepticus. We investigated a combination of [+]-Hup A with a small dose of (-)-Huperzine A ([+] and (-)-Huperzine A) against soman toxicity. Our data showed that pretreatment with a combination [+] and (-)-Huperzine A significantly increased the survival rate and reduced behavioral abnormalities after exposure to 1.2 × LD(50) soman compared to [+]-Hup A in guinea pigs. In addition, [+] and (-)-Huperzine A pretreatment inhibited the development of high power of EEG better than [+]-Hup A pretreatment alone.
    These data suggest that a combination of [+] and (-)-Huperzine A offers better protection than [+]-Hup A and serves as a potent medical countermeasure against lethal dose nerve agent toxicity in guinea pigs.
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    Calculate Dilution Ratios(Only for Reference)
    1 mg 5 mg 10 mg 20 mg 25 mg
    1 mM 4.1268 mL 20.6339 mL 41.2677 mL 82.5355 mL 103.1694 mL
    5 mM 0.8254 mL 4.1268 mL 8.2535 mL 16.5071 mL 20.6339 mL
    10 mM 0.4127 mL 2.0634 mL 4.1268 mL 8.2535 mL 10.3169 mL
    50 mM 0.0825 mL 0.4127 mL 0.8254 mL 1.6507 mL 2.0634 mL
    100 mM 0.0413 mL 0.2063 mL 0.4127 mL 0.8254 mL 1.0317 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.
    Structure Identification:
    Org Lett. 2013 Feb 15;15(4):882-5.
    A novel synthesis of (-)-huperzine A via tandem intramolecular aza-Prins cyclization-cyclobutane fragmentation.[Pubmed: 23346936]
    The acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (-)-Huperzine A was synthesized from (S)-4-hydroxycyclohex-2-enone in 17 steps by a route that involved two cyclobutane fragmentations. The first of these employed a retro-aldol cleavage to generate the α-pyridone ring of huperzine A, and the second invoked a novel intramolecular aza-Prins reaction in tandem with stereocontrolled scission of a cyclobutylcarbinyl cation to create the aminobicyclo[3.3.1]nonene framework of the natural alkaloid.
    Org Lett. 2012 Sep 7;14(17):4446-9.
    An efficient total synthesis of (-)-huperzine A.[Pubmed: 22900755]
    The total synthesis of Lycopodium alkaloid (-)-Huperzine A has been accomplished in 10 steps with 17% overall yield from commercially abundant (R)-pulegone. The synthetic route features an efficient synthesis of 4 via a Buchwald-Hartwig coupling reaction, a dianion-mediated highly stereoselective alkylation of 4, and a rare example of an intramolecular Heck reaction of an enamine-type substrate. The stereoselective β-elimination and the accompanying Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement are of particular interest.