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Biochanin A

Synonym: 5,7-Dihydroxy-4′-methoxyisoflavone, Genistein 4′-methyl ether

  • CAS Number 491-80-5

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C16H12O5

  • Molecular Weight 284.26

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 278107

  •  EC Number 207-744-7

  •  MDL number MFCD00006839

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24893597

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Properties

Related Categories Anti-proliferative Agents, Cancer Research, Cell Biology, Chemopreventive Agents, Phytoestrogens More...
InChI Key   WUADCCWRTIWANL-UHFFFAOYSA-N
mp   210-213 °C(lit.)
Gene Information   human ... CYP19A1(1588)
mouse ... Aldh1a2(19378), Maoa(17161)

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

Biochanin A is an isoflavone phytoestrogen found in red clover (Trifolium pratense) that is a selective agonist at ER-β estrogen receptors, and may have chemopreventive efficacy against breast cancer. In line with its low activity at ER-α estrogen receptors, it is essentially devoid of uterotrophic activity. Biochanin A is also a ligand for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). It reduces arterial resistance and enhances microcirculation perhaps via effects on potassium and/or calcium ion channels. Induction of sulfotransferases for xenobiotic detoxification has been proposed as a mechanism of its cancer preventive effects.

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Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. D2016.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

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