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≥98% (HPLC), powder

Methyl (1S,2R,6S)-2-hydroxy-9-(hydroxymethyl)-3-oxabicyclo[4.3.0]nona-4,8-diene-5-carboxylate
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≥98% (HPLC)




DMSO: ≥25 mg/mL
H2O: insoluble

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General description

Genipin is a natural cross linking agent, which is extracted from gardenia fruit. It prevents lipid peroxidation and production of nitric oxide. Genipin protects the hippocampal neurons from the toxicity of Alzheimer′s amyloid β protein. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenesis effects. Genipin is involved in drug delivery system.


Genipin has been used:
  • in chemosensitivity assay
  • in the preparation of recombinant human (rh)-odontogenic ameloblast-associated protein (ODAM) -impregnated collagen gel and in vitro mineralization assay
  • in genipin gel preparation


25, 125 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Genipin stimulates insulin secretion in UCP2-dependent manner (Uncoupling protein 2). Genipin is a protein, collagen, gelatin, and chitosan cross-linker.

Features and Benefits

This compound is featured on the InsR page of the Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction. To browse other handbook pages, click here.


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Oral

Storage Class Code

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



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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Ilaria Dando et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1833(3), 672-679 (2012-11-06)
Mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) can moderate oxidative stress by favoring the influx of protons into the mitochondrial matrix, thus reducing electron leakage from respiratory chain and mitochondrial superoxide production. Here, we demonstrate that UCP2 inhibition by genipin or UCP2
Using dairy ingredients to produce edible films and biodegradable packaging materials
Tomasula PM
Dairy-Derived Ingredients: Food and Nutraceutical Uses, 589-624 (2009)
Genipin-crosslinked chitosan hydrogels as biomedical and pharmaceutical aids
Muzzarelli RAA
Carbohydrate Polymers, 77(1), 1-9 (2009)
Ahmed O Elzoghby et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 30(2), 512-522 (2012-11-09)
To propose a simple method for the development of genipin-crosslinked casein micelles as a new delivery platform for prolonged release of alfuzosin hydrochloride. Crosslinked casein micelles entrapping alfuzosin were transformed into solid redispersible nanoparticles via spray-drying technique with no need
Costantino Del Gaudio et al.
Biomaterials, 34(31), 7754-7765 (2013-07-19)
Rapid and controlled vascularization of engineered tissues remains one of the key limitations in tissue engineering applications. This study investigates the possible use of natural extracellular matrix-like scaffolds made of gelatin loaded with human vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), as



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