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Xanthohumol from hop (Humulus lupulus)

≥96% (HPLC)

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biological source

plant (Humulus lupulus)


≥96% (HPLC)




172 °C


ethanol: 10 mg/mL

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General description

Xanthohumol is a chalcone compound present in the female inflorescence of hop (Humulus lupulus) plant. It is a food additive.


Xanthohumol from hop (Humulus lupulus) has been used:
  • to treat glioblastoma cells to test its effect on inducing apoptosis
  • to test its protective effect in renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury
  • as a component of Dulbecco′s modified Eagle medium (DMEM) to test its antiviral activity in Huh7.5 cells infected with hepatitis C virus cell culture (HCVcc) system


5 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Xanthohumol induces apoptosis in glioma cancer by modulating microRNA based network. It exhibits anti-inflammatory property by inhibiting janus kinases (JAKs), signal transducer and activator of transcription proteins (STATs). Xanthohumol elicits antiviral functionality against bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) and anti-hepatitis C virus in vitro. It also induces autophagy and has antiplatelet and neuroprotective effects. Xanthohumol also regulates various metabolic processes including the inhibition of triglyceride formation, atherosclerotic plaque and adipogenesis.
Prenylated flavonoids such as xanthohumol have antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects in human cancer cell lines. Xanthohumol protected HepG2 cells against benzo[a]pyrene and related carcinogens. It also protected against reactive oxygen species (ROS), not by a direct anti-oxidant effect, but instead mediated by induction of cellular defense mechanisms against oxidative stress.Xanthohumol inhibits diacylglycerol acetyltransferase (DGAT) and human P450 enzymes. It also inhibits the expression of HIF-1α and VEGF under hypoxic conditions.

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11 - Combustible Solids



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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Feng Zhao et al.
Journal of natural products, 68(1), 43-49 (2005-02-01)
The ethyl acetate soluble fraction of hops (Humulus lupulus) showed potent inhibitory activity on the production of nitric oxide (NO) induced by a combination of LPS and IFN-gamma. Four known prenylflavonoids (1-4) and a new prenylflavonoid (5), hulupinic acid (6)
Sai Lou et al.
Planta medica, 80(2-3), 171-176 (2013-12-21)
Hepatitis C virus is a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Xanthohumol, a prenylated flavonoid from hops, has various biological activities including an antiviral effect. It was previously characterized as a compound that inhibits bovine viral diarrhea virus, a
Xanthohumol protects against renal ischaemia reperfusion (I/R) injury by scavenging ROS and inhibition of JAK-2/STAT-3 inflammatory pathway
Shati AA
Journal of Taibah University for Science , 11(3), 458-470 (2017)
Michela Festa et al.
Journal of natural products, 74(12), 2505-2513 (2011-11-25)
The effect of the biologically active prenylated chalcone and potential anticancer agent xanthohumol (1) has been investigated on apoptosis of the T98G human malignant glioblastoma cell line. Compound 1 decreased the viability of T98G cells by induction of apoptosis in
Andreas Hartkorn et al.
Journal of natural products, 72(10), 1741-1747 (2009-09-18)
Therapeutic effects of dietary flavonoids have been attributed mainly to their antioxidant capacity. Xanthohumol (1), a prominent flavonoid of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, was investigated for its antioxidant potential and for its effect on NF-kappaB activation. To examine the


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