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F6886

Sigma-Aldrich

Forskolin

from Coleus forskohlii, ≥98% (HPLC), powder

Synonym(s):
7β-Acetoxy-8,13-epoxy-1α,6β,9α-trihydroxylabd-14-en-11-one, Coleonol, Colforsin
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C22H34O7
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
410.50
Beilstein:
1692716
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

biological source

Coleus forskohlii

Quality Level

assay

≥98% (HPLC)

form

powder

color

white to off-white

solubility

ethanol: soluble 50 mg/mL

SMILES string

CC(=O)O[C@H]1[C@@H](O)[C@H]2C(C)(C)CC[C@H](O)[C@]2(C)[C@@]3(O)C(=O)C[C@@](C)(O[C@]13C)C=C

InChI

1S/C22H34O7/c1-8-19(5)11-14(25)22(27)20(6)13(24)9-10-18(3,4)16(20)15(26)17(28-12(2)23)21(22,7)29-19/h8,13,15-17,24,26-27H,1,9-11H2,2-7H3/t13-,15-,16-,17-,19-,20-,21+,22-/m0/s1

InChI key

OHCQJHSOBUTRHG-KGGHGJDLSA-N

Gene Information

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General description

Forskolin, present predominantly in the root of Coleus forskohlii plant, is a potential pharmacological compound. It is used for treating hypertension, respiratory disorders and obesity. Forskolin is a diterpenoid capable of modulating adenylate cyclase enzyme and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels. Engineering forskolin biosynthetic pathway caters its commercial production for pharmacological use. Forskolin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property and reduces hyperglycemia by stimulating insulin release. Forskolin promotes differentiation of hepatoma HepaRG cells and activates farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and pregnane X receptor(PXR).

Application

Forskolin has been used:
  • for inducing mRNA expression in primary hepatocytes.
  • as a defatting drug in primary human hepatocytes.
  • as a medium supplement to induce differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs).
  • in the activation of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.

Packaging

10, 25, 50 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.

Features and Benefits

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Preparation Note

Forskolin is soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol, chloroform, and DMSO.

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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