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Colforsin, 7β-Acetoxy-8,13-epoxy-1α,6β,9α-trihydroxylabd-14-en-11-one, Coleonol
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biological source

Coleus forskohlii


for activation of T cells

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≥98% (HPLC)




white to off-white


ethanol: soluble


suitable for inhibits interleukin 2 (IL-2) production in Jurkat cells

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room temp

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General description

Forskolin is a cell permeable diterpenoid isolated from Coleus forskohlii.


10, 25 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cell-permeable diterpenoid that possesses anti-hypertensive, positive inotropic, and adenylyl cyclase activating properties. Many of its biological effects are due to its activation of adenylyl cyclase and the resulting increase in intracellular cAMP concentration. Forskolin effects calcium currents and inhibits MAP kinase.


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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  5. How should I store a DMSO or ethanol solution of Product F3917, Forskolin?

    Forskolin solutions at 5 mg/mL in either ethanol or DMSO have been found to be stable for at least 6 months at room temperature, as determined by HPLC analysis.

  6. How can I make an aqueous solution of Product F3917, Forskolin?

    Forskolin is soluble in water (with 2% ethanol) up to 0.2 mM by first dissolving in ethanol at 5 mg/mL and performing subsequent dilutions in water. Similar results were obtained with DMSO.

  7. Will residual solvents inhibit forskolin activation of adenylate cyclase?

    Various solvents, including ethanol, inhibit the forskolin activation of adenylate cyclase. DMSO is recommended for preparing forskolin solutions, because at concentrations of 5% or less of DMSO, there is little if any inhibition of forskolin activation.

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