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Shikonin

≥98% (HPLC)

Synonym: (±)-Alkannin, (±)-Shikalkin, (±)-Shikonin, (±)-5,8-Dihydroxy-2-(1-hydroxy-4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-1,4-naphthoquinone

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Related Categories Cell Biology, Nutrition Research, Phenols, Phytochemicals by Chemical Classification, Phytochemicals in Herbal Medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) More...
assay   ≥98% (HPLC)
form   powder or solid
color   red to brown
solubility   methanol: soluble1 mg/mL
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Packaging

10 mg in glass bottle

50 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Naphthoquinone isolated from Arnebia sp. Used as an anti-inflammatory treatment in traditional chinese medicine (TCM). Inhibits chemokine receptor function and suppresses HIV-1.† Circumvents cancer drug resistance by induction of cell death through a necroptotic pathway.† Treatment of cancer cells with shikonin suppressed glycolysis via the inhibition of pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2).

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RIDADR 
UN 3077 9 / PGIII
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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressors Reprogram Metabolism

Proliferating cells require the biosynthesis of structural components for biomass production and for genomic replication. This requires a reprogramming of the metabolic pathways to ensure nutrients s...
Keywords: Aerobic, Antitumor agents, Apoptosis, Biofiles, Cancer, Citric Acid Cycle, Degradations, Environmental, Events, Gene expression, Glycolysis, Growth factors, Metabolic Pathways, Metabolism, Metabolites, Nucleotide Synthesis, PAGE, Pentose phosphate pathway, Phosphorylations, Support

Traditional Medicinals and Cancer

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a healing art that has been practiced for thousands of years. The practice of TCM is a holistic approach that includes the use of herbal preparations, acupunctur...
Lynn Stephenson, Product Specialist, Sigma® Life Science and Chloe McClanahan, Product Manager, Sigma Life Science
Biofiles Vol. 8, No. 6
Keywords: Analgesics, Antitumor agents, Apoptosis, Cancer, Drug discovery, Fractionation, High performance liquid chromatography, Metabolites, Metabolomics, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Pharmaceutical

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