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    CAS No. 751-03-1 Price $100 / 20mg
    Catalog No.CFN97233Purity>=98%
    Molecular Weight454.5 Type of CompoundTriterpenoids
    FormulaC26H30O7Physical DescriptionPowder
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    Description: Obacunone is a novel activator of Nrf2, which exhibits anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antivirulence, insecticidal, anti-proliferative and anti-aromatase activities. Obacunone stimulates muscle hypertrophy and prevents obesity and hyperglycemia, and that these beneficial effects are likely to be mediated through the activation of TGR5 and inhibition of PPARγ transcriptional activity. Obacunone significantly inhibits aromatase activity in an in vitro enzyme assay with an IC50 value of 28.04 μM, and it also inhibits the p38 MAPK signaling pathway.
    Targets: Caspase | Akt | p38MAPK | PPAR | Nrf2 | P450 (e.g. CYP17) | Bcl-2/Bax | NF-kB | COX | Antifection | TGR5
    In vitro:
    Toxicology. 2015 Mar 2;329:88-97.
    Cytotoxicity of obacunone and obacunone glucoside in human prostate cancer cells involves Akt-mediated programmed cell death.[Pubmed: 25592883]
    Obacunone and Obacunone glucoside (OG) are naturally occurring triterpenoids commonly found in citrus and other plants of the Rutaceae family. The current study reports the mechanism of cytotoxicity of citrus-derived Obacunone and OG on human androgen-dependent prostate cancer LNCaP cells.
    Both limonoids exhibited time- and dose-dependent inhibition of cell proliferation, with more than 60% inhibition of cell viability at 100 μM, after 24 and 48 h. Analysis of fragmentation of DNA, activity of caspase-3, and cytosolic cytochrome-c in the cells treated with limonoids provided evidence for activation of programmed cell death by limonoids. Treatment of LNCaP cells with Obacunone and OG resulted in dose-dependent changes in expression of proteins responsible for the induction of programmed cell death through the intrinsic pathway and down-regulation of Akt, a key molecule in cell signaling pathways. In addition, Obacunone and OG also negatively regulated an inflammation-associated transcription factor, androgen receptor, and prostate-specific antigen, and activated proteins related to the cell cycle, confirming the ability of limonoids to induce cytotoxicity through multiple pathways.
    The results of this study provided, for the first time, an evidence of the cytotoxicity of Obacunone and OG in androgen-dependent human prostate cancer cells.
    In vivo:
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    Obacunone represses Salmonella pathogenicity islands 1 and 2 in an envZ-dependent fashion.[Pubmed: 22843534]
    Obacunone belongs to a class of unique triterpenoids called limonoids, present in Citrus species. Previous studies from our laboratory suggested that Obacunone possesses antivirulence activity and demonstrates inhibition of cell-cell signaling in Vibrio harveyi and Escherichia coli O157:H7.
    The present work sought to determine the effect of Obacunone on the food-borne pathogen Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium LT2 by using a cDNA microarray. Transcriptomic studies indicated that Obacunone represses Salmonella pathogenicity island 1 (SPI1), the maltose transporter, and the hydrogenase operon. Furthermore, phenotypic data for the Caco-2 infection assay and maltose utilization were in agreement with microarray data suggesting repression of SPI1 and maltose transport. Further studies demonstrated that repression of SPI1 was plausibly mediated through hilA. Additionally, Obacunone seems to repress SPI2 under SPI2-inducing conditions as well as in Caco-2 infection models. Furthermore, Obacunone seems to repress hilA in an EnvZ-dependent fashion.
    Altogether, the results of the study seems to suggest that Obacunone exerts an antivirulence effect on S. Typhimurium and may serve as a lead compound for development of antivirulence strategies for S. Typhimurium.
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015 Aug 7;463(4):846-52.
    Dietary obacunone supplementation stimulates muscle hypertrophy, and suppresses hyperglycemia and obesity through the TGR5 and PPARγ pathway.[Pubmed: 26051277 ]
    Obacunone is a limonoid that is predominantly found in Citrus. Although various biological activities of limonoids have been reported, little is known about the beneficial effects of Obacunone on metabolic disorders. In the present study, we examined the effects of dietary Obacunone supplementation on obese KKAy mice, to clarify the function of Obacunone in metabolic regulation.
    Mice were pair-fed a normal diet either alone or supplemented with 0.1% w/w Obacunone for 28 days. Compared with the control, Obacunone-fed mice had lower glycosylated hemoglobin, blood glucose, and white adipose tissue weight, although there was no significant difference in body weight. Obacunone treatment also significantly increased the weight of the gastrocnemius and quadriceps muscles. Reporter gene assays revealed that Obacunone stimulated the transcriptional activity of the bile acids-specific G protein-coupled receptor, TGR5, in a dose-dependent manner. In addition, Obacunone inhibited adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells and antagonized ligand-stimulated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) transcriptional activity.
    These results suggest that Obacunone stimulates muscle hypertrophy and prevents obesity and hyperglycemia, and that these beneficial effects are likely to be mediated through the activation of TGR5 and inhibition of PPARγ transcriptional activity.
    Obacunone Description
    Source: The barks of Phellodendron chinense.
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    Calculate Dilution Ratios(Only for Reference)
    1 mg 5 mg 10 mg 20 mg 25 mg
    1 mM 2.2002 mL 11.0011 mL 22.0022 mL 44.0044 mL 55.0055 mL
    5 mM 0.44 mL 2.2002 mL 4.4004 mL 8.8009 mL 11.0011 mL
    10 mM 0.22 mL 1.1001 mL 2.2002 mL 4.4004 mL 5.5006 mL
    50 mM 0.044 mL 0.22 mL 0.44 mL 0.8801 mL 1.1001 mL
    100 mM 0.022 mL 0.11 mL 0.22 mL 0.44 mL 0.5501 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.
    Kinase Assay:
    Protein Cell. 2016 Sep;7(9):684-8.
    Obacunone activates the Nrf2-dependent antioxidant responses.[Reference: WebLink]
    The transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2-relatedfactor 2 (Nrf2) plays a crucial role in human antioxidantdefense response against environmental insults.
    Smallmolecular chemical activators of Nrf2 can confer protectionagainst oxidative insults and inhibit the progression of dis-eases related to oxidative stress. Here, we identified oba-cunone as a novel activator of Nrf2 by decreasing Nrf2ubiquitination and increasing its stability. In support of thesefindings, the systemic administration of Obacunone stronglyinhibits bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis in mice.
    Therefore,Obacunone may also provide antioxidant protection forhumans against tissue damage caused by oxidative insults.
    Cell Research:
    Biochimie. 2014 Oct;105:36-44.
    Obacunone exhibits anti-proliferative and anti-aromatase activity in vitro by inhibiting the p38 MAPK signaling pathway in MCF-7 human breast adenocarcinoma cells.[Pubmed: 24927687]
    Overexpression of the aromatase enzyme CYP19 has been implicated in the onset of estrogen-dependent breast carcinogenesis. Obacunone, a natural compound present in citrus fruits, has been demonstrated for various biological activities including anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
    In the present study, we have isolated Obacunone and Obacunone glucoside (OG) from lemon seeds, then fractionated these compounds using chromatographic techniques and characterized them by HPLC, LC-MS, and 2D NMR spectral analysis. To investigate the mechanism of anti-cancer and anti-aromatase activities of limonoids, their cytotoxic effect was tested on human breast cancer (MCF-7) and non-malignant (MCF-12F) breast cells. MTT assays confirmed that Obacunone was strongly inhibited MCF-7 cell proliferation without affecting non-malignant breast cells. Treatment with Obacunone increased apoptosis by up-regulating expression of the pro-apoptotic protein Bax and down-regulating the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl2, as well as inducing G1 cell cycle arrest. In addition, Obacunone significantly inhibited aromatase activity in an in vitro enzyme assay. Exposure of MCF-7 breast cancer cells to Obacunone down-regulated expression of inflammatory molecules including nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Furthermore, we found that Obacunone inhibited COX-2 and NF-κB by activation of the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK). Finally, the uptake level of Obacunone into MCF-7 cells was measured by HPLC and its structure was confirmed by LC-HR-MS.
    This study demonstrated that Obacunone may have the potential to prevent estrogen-responsive breast cancer through inhibition of the aromatase enzyme and inflammatory pathways, as well as activation of apoptosis.
    Animal Research:
    Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2015 Jan 1;25(1):25-9.
    Insight into reduction of obacunone, and their ester derivatives as insecticidal agents against Mythimna separata Walker.[Pubmed: 25465171]
    Here we have prepared a series of ester compounds of Obacunone, a naturally occurring limonoid, isolated from plants such as Citrus and Dictamnus angustifolius.
    Their insecticidal activity was evaluated at 1 mg/mL against the pre-third-instar larvae of oriental armyworm (Mythimna separata Walker), a typical lepidopteran pest. When Obacunone reacted with NaBH₄, the ratio of two reduction products, C7α-hydroxyObacunone (2) and C7β-hydroxyObacunone (3), was related to the reaction mixing solvents.
    C7α-Propionyloxybacunone (4b) and C7β-(n)heptanoyloxybacunone (5g) exhibited the more promising insecticidal activity than their precursor Obacunone and toosendanin.