18α-Glycyrrhetinic acid


18-Isoglycyrrhetinic acid, 18α-Glycyrrhetic acid, 3β-Hydroxy-11-oxo-18α,20β-olean-12-en-29-oic acid
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18α-Glycyrrhetinic acid (18α-GA) is a bioactive triterpenoid found in licorice. It shows selective inhibition of 11-HSD1 (11-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1). It also shows anti-proliferative and apoptotic effect on hepatic stellate cells (HSCs).


18α-Glycyrrhetinic acid may be used to synthesize:
  • 3-keto-18α-glycyrrhetinic acid
  • methyl esters of 18α-glycyrrhetinic acid
  • methyl esters of 3-keto-18α-glycyrrhetinic acid


250 mg in poly bottle
1 g in poly bottle


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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves


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  3. What is the solubility of Product G8503, 18α-Glycyrrhetinic acid?

    It is soluble in chloroform:ethanol (2:3) at a concentration of 20 mg/mL.  It is expected to be soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as well.

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Mohammad Shahidullah et al.
American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 302(12), C1751-C1761 (2012-04-12)
In several tissues, transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) channels are involved in the response to hyposmotic challenge. Here we report TRPV4 protein in porcine lens epithelium and show that TRPV4 activation is an important step in the response of...
A simple method for preparation of 18a-glycyrrhetinic acid and its derivatives.
Ignatov DV, et al.
Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry, 29(4), 390-394 (2003)
Selective inhibition of 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 by 18a-glycyrrhetinic acid but not 18?-glycyrrhetinic acid.
Classen-Houben D, et al.
The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 113(3), 248-252 (2009)
Sebastian M Goerke et al.
Tissue engineering. Part A, 18(23-24), 2395-2405 (2012-06-27)
Neovascularization represents an important issue in tissue-engineering applications, since survival of implanted cells strongly relies on sufficient oxygen and nutrient supply. We have recently observed that human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) support neovessel formation originating from coimplanted endothelial...
18a-glycyrrhetinic acid extracted from Glycyrrhiza radix inhibits proliferation and promotes apoptosis of the hepatic stellate cell line.
Zong L, et al.
Journal of Digestive Diseases, 14(6), 328-336 (2013)

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