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Lycorine hydrochloride

≥98% (TLC), powder

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C16H17NO4 · HCl
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≥98% (TLC)




210-212  °C


ethanol: 10 mg/mL, clear, colorless to very faintly yellow

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Biochem/physiol Actions

A selective inhibitor of peptidyl transferase center (PTC). In HL-60 (leukemia) cells, lycorine arrests the cell cycle at G2/M and induces apoptosis by a caspase-mediated pathway.


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Oral

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Sascha Kretzing et al.
Archives of toxicology, 85(12), 1565-1573 (2011-06-01)
Lycorine is the main alkaloid of many Amaryllidaceae and known to cause poisoning with still unknown mechanisms. Longer lasting toxicological core symptoms of nausea and emesis may become a burden for human and animal patients and may result in substantial...
Jiangning Liu et al.
Virology journal, 8, 483-483 (2011-10-28)
Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection causes hand, foot and mouth disease in children under 6 years old and this infection occasionally induces severe neurological complications. No vaccines or drugs are clinical available to control EV71 epidemics. In present study, we...
Raquel Brandt Giordani et al.
Phytochemistry, 72(7), 645-650 (2011-02-18)
In this study, the mechanism of action of the pro-apoptotic alkaloid lycorine on an amitochondriate cell, the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, was investigated. The cytotoxicity of lycorine against T. vaginalis was studied from 2.5 to 1000μM and several important ultrastructural alterations...
G Saltan Çitoğlu et al.
Fitoterapia, 83(1), 81-87 (2011-10-05)
The present study reports the potential antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activities of lycorine from Sternbergia fischeriana (Herbert) Rupr. (Amaryllidaceae). Lycorine was evaluated on mice by using acetic-acid induced writhing and tail-flick tests. Lycorine exhibited stronger inhibition than aspirin in acetic-acid...
Jerald J Nair et al.
Natural product communications, 7(7), 959-962 (2012-08-23)
The plant family Amaryllidaceae occupies a privileged status within the botanical hierarchy due to its horticultural and ornamental appeal, as well as its widespread usage in the traditional medicinal practices of indigenous peoples across the globe. Of greater significance are...

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