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    Oroxylin A
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    CAS No. 480-11-5 Price $138 / 20mg
    Catalog No.CFN98540Purity>=98%
    Molecular Weight284.26Type of CompoundFlavonoids
    FormulaC16H12O5Physical DescriptionYellow powder
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    Oroxylin A Description
    Source: The seeds of Oraxylum indicum (L.) Kurz
    Biological Activity or Inhibitors: 1. Oroxylin A has various anti-tumor effects including apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, drug-resistant reversion.
    2. Oroxylin A possesses abilities of inhibiting the ATRA-induced IL-6 production via modulation of LAP/LIP/CHOP in leukemia cell lines, which could providing a therapeutic strategy for RAS.
    3. Oroxylin A inhibits UCP2s triggers the MPTP opening, and promotes the apoptosis in CaCo-2 cells; uncoupling protein 2 plays a key role in mitochondrial apoptotic pathway.
    4. Oroxylin A inhibits N1ICD translocating to the nucleus and binding to epithelial-mesenchymal transition-related transcription factor Snail, thus suppressing the invasion and migration of MCF-7 cells.
    5. Oroxylin A improves the sensitivity of K562/ADM cells by increasing apoptosis in leukemic cells and decreasing the expression of CXCR4 and PI3K/Akt/NF-κB pathway, and probably served as a most promising agent for CML treatment.
    Solvent: Chloroform, Dichloromethane, Ethyl Acetate, DMSO, Acetone, 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 3.5179 mL 17.5895 mL 35.1791 mL 70.3581 mL 87.9477 mL
    5 mM 0.7036 mL 3.5179 mL 7.0358 mL 14.0716 mL 17.5895 mL
    10 mM 0.3518 mL 1.759 mL 3.5179 mL 7.0358 mL 8.7948 mL
    50 mM 0.0704 mL 0.3518 mL 0.7036 mL 1.4072 mL 1.759 mL
    100 mM 0.0352 mL 0.1759 mL 0.3518 mL 0.7036 mL 0.8795 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.
    Oroxylin A References Information
    Citation [1]

    J Cell Physiol. 2015 May;230(5):1054-63.

    UCP2-related mitochondrial pathway participates in oroxylin A-induced apoptosis in human colon cancer cells.[Pubmed: 25251374 ]
    Oroxylin A is a flavonoid extracted from the root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. Our previous research demonstrated that Oroxylin A have various anti-tumor effects including apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, drug-resistant reversion, and others. This paper explores the mechanism how Oroxylin A induce apoptosis by regulating uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) in human colon cancer cells. We found that the inhibition of UCP2 by UCP2 siRNA significantly increased the sensitivity of cells to drugs, reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and the opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) of CaCo-2 cells. We also found that UCP2 inhibition could lead to ROS-mediated MPTP activation. Furthermore, we demonstrated that Oroxylin A triggered MPTP-dependent pro-apoptotic protein release from mitochondria to matrix and then induced apoptotic cascade by inhibiting UCP2. Intriguingly, the inhibition of UCP2 by Oroxylin A was able to block Bcl-2 translocation to the mitochondria, keeping MPTP at open-state. In conclusion, we have demonstrated that UCP2 plays a key role in mitochondrial apoptotic pathway; UCP2s inhibition by Oroxylin A triggers the MPTP opening, and promotes the apoptosis in CaCo-2 cells.
    Citation [2]

    Gene. 2014 Nov 10;551(2):230-5.

    Oroxylin A inhibits ATRA-induced IL-6 expression involved in retinoic acid syndrome by down-regulating CHOP.[Pubmed: 25192658]
    Production of IL-6 constituted the major cause of death in the ATRA trial called retinoic acid syndrome (RAS). LAP and LIP are active and inactive isoforms of C/EBPβ, respectively. Inactive LIP dimerized with LAP to eliminate its activity. Following treatment with ATRA, CHOP expression was increased and dimerized with LIP more preferentially than LAP to rescue function of LAP. Oroxylin A has been reported to activate CHOP, a key mediator of unfolded protein response (UPR) pathway, and resulted in apoptosis. Interestingly, we found that low concentration of Oroxylin A (≦ 40 μM) showed no apoptosis effect on NB4 and HL-60 cells and decreased the CHOP protein level via promoting its degradation. MG132 was utilized to conform the effect of Oroxylin A on degrading CHOP. Our results showed that Oroxylin A decreased the level of IL-6 secretion of NB4 cells with or without ATRA treatment while the effect was eliminated by C/EBPβ siRNA. We conclude that Oroxylin A possessed abilities of inhibiting the ATRA-induced IL-6 production via modulation of LAP/LIP/CHOP in leukemia cell lines, which could providing a therapeutic strategy for RAS.
    Citation [3]

    Biochem Pharmacol. 2014 Aug 1;90(3):212-25.

    CXCL12/CXCR4 axis confers adriamycin resistance to human chronic myelogenous leukemia and oroxylin A improves the sensitivity of K562/ADM cells.[Pubmed: 24858801]
    This study was aimed at investigating the reversal effect of Oroxylin A, a naturally bioactive monoflavonoid separated and purified from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, in human chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and the underlying mechanisms. The results showed that CXCL12 could enhance the resistance of K562 cells to adriamycin (ADM) by increasing the expression of CXCR4, up-regulating the downstream PI3K/Akt pathway, and promoting translocation of NF-κB dimers into nucleus and subsequently decreasing the expression of apoptosis-related proteins in K562 cells. And we found that ADM resistance was partially reversed by CXCR4 siRNA transfection. Moreover, the sensitivity enhancement of Oroxylin A was demonstrated by decreasing the expression of CXCR4 at both protein and mRNA levels, via PI3K/Akt/NF-κB pathway and triggering the apoptosis pathway in vitro. In addition, the in vivo study showed that Oroxylin A increased apoptosis of leukemic cells with low systemic toxicity, and the mechanism was the same as in vitro study. In conclusion, all these results showed that Oroxylin A improved the sensitivity of K562/ADM cells by increasing apoptosis in leukemic cells and decreasing the expression of CXCR4 and PI3K/Akt/NF-κB pathway, and probably served as a most promising agent for CML treatment.
    Citation [4]

    Anticancer Drugs. 2014 Aug;25(7):778-89.

    Oroxylin A inhibits hypoxia-induced invasion and migration of MCF-7 cells by suppressing the Notch pathway.[Pubmed: 24637576]
    Tumor invasion and migration obstructs the treatment and prognosis of cancer. In this research, we investigated the effect of Oroxylin A, a natural compound extracted from Scutellaria radix, the root of Scutellaria baicalensis, on inhibition of the invasion and migration of three different tumor cell lines: MCF-7, DU145, and HepG2. The results suggested that Oroxylin A could inhibit hypoxia-induced migration and invasion of the three cell lines mentioned above. To study the detailed mechanisms, studies were carried out on MCF-7 cells and it was found that Oroxylin A could regulate the expression of related markers in MCF-7 cells including E-cadherin, N-cadherin, and Vimentin. It was also found that Oroxylin A inhibited the hypoxia-induced invasion and migration of MCF-7 cells by suppressing the Notch pathway. Oroxylin A inhibited N1ICD translocating to the nucleus and binding to epithelial-mesenchymal transition-related transcription factor Snail, thus suppressing the invasion and migration of MCF-7 cells. Therefore, Oroxylin A is expected to be a promising candidate for antimetastasis treatment through suppression of the hypoxia-induced Notch pathway.
    Citation [5]

    Mol Carcinog. 2014 Feb;53(2):145-58.

    Oroxylin A prevents inflammation-related tumor through down-regulation of inflammatory gene expression by inhibiting NF-κB signaling.[Pubmed: 22949302]
    Increasing evidence suggests that inflammatory microenvironment plays a critical role at different stages of tumor development. However, the molecular mechanisms of the interaction between inflammation and proliferation of cancer cells remain poorly defined. Here we reported the inhibitory effects of Oroxylin A on the inflammation-stimulated proliferation of tumor cells and delineated the mechanism of its action. The results indicated that treatment with Oroxylin A inhibited NF-κB p65 nuclear translocation and phosphorylation of IκBα and IKKα/β in both human colon tumor HCT116 cells and human monocytes THP-1 cells. In addition, in THP-1 cells, Oroxylin A significantly suppressed lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced secretion of prototypical proinflammatory cytokine IL-6 but not IL-1β, and it was confirmed at the transcription level. Moreover, Oroxylin A inhibited the proliferation of HCT116 cells stimulated by LPS-induced THP-1 cells in co-culture microenvironment. In summary, Oroxylin A modulated NF-κB signaling pathway involved in inflammation-induced cancer initiation and progression and therefore could be a potential cancer chemoprevention agent for inflammation-related cancer.