≥98% (HPLC)

3-Decanone, 5-hydroxy-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-, (5S)-, 5-Hydroxy-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-3-decanone, 6-Gingerol
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≥98% (HPLC)

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protect from light
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methanol: 1 mg/mL, clear, colorless

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General description

[6]-Gingerol is implicated in apoptosis, cell cycle regulation, cytotoxic activity and inhibition of angiogenesis. It prevents serotonin release and platelet aggregation. Gingerol has immunomodulatory, antiapoptotic, antihyperglycemic, antilipidemic and antiemetic properties.


[6]-Gingerol has been used:
  • to study its effects on transient receptor potential (TRP) channels
  • to study its effects on experimental models of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • to determine its effects on microsomal prostaglandine E2 synthase 1 (mPGES-1), glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) and β-catenin pathway in A549 cell line
  • to analyse the effects of 6-Shogaol (6-SG) on diabetic nephropathy (DN) in db/db mice

Biochem/physiol Actions

Bioactive compound found in ginger (Zingiber officinale) with antioxidant activity, which functions as an anti-inflammatory and antitumor agent. [6]-Gingerol down regulates proinflammatory cytokine release by macrophages. It has been shown to inhibit COX-2 expression by blocking the activation of p38 MAP kinase and NF-κB in phorbol ester-stimulated mouse skin.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. G1046.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.


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Hazard Statements


Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system


6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Certificate of Origin

Poovvathingal Haris et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 113, 124-131 (2018-02-20)
6-Gingerol [5-hydroxy-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl) decan-3-one], the bio-active ingredient of the popular Indian spice ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), is well-known for its pharmacological and physiological actions. The potent antioxidant, antiemetic, antiulcer, antimicrobial, analgesic, hypoglycemic, antihypertensive, antihyperlipidemic, immunostimulant, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, and cancer prevention activities...
Effects of ginger and its pungent constituents on transient receptor potential channels
Kim YS, et al.
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Numerous bioactive compounds have cytotoxic properties towards cancer cells. However, most studies have used single compounds when bioactives may target different pathways and exert greater cytotoxic effects when used in combination. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine...
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Eren D and Betul YM
Chemico-Biological Interactions, 258, 257-265 (2016)
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