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I7256 Sigma-Aldrich

Indole-3-carbinol

Synonym: 3-Indolemethanol

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Properties

Related Categories Alkaloid, Antioxidant, Cancer Research, Cell Biology, Chemopreventive Agents,
Quality Level   100
mp   96-99 °C (lit.)
storage temp.   2-8°C
SMILES string   OCc1c[nH]c2ccccc12
InChI   1S/C9H9NO/c11-6-7-5-10-9-4-2-1-3-8(7)9/h1-5,10-11H,6H2
InChI key   IVYPNXXAYMYVSP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Indole-3-carbinol is a novel secondary plant metabolite produced in cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, cauliflower and brussels sprouts.

Application

Indole-3-carbinol has been used for encapsulation with poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA), to study its in-vitro anti-cancerogenic effects on breast adenocarcinoma epithelial (MCF7), colon adenocarcinoma epithelial (Caco2), prostate carcinoma epithelial (PC3) cells. It has also been used as a cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A) inducer.

Packaging

1, 5, 25 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) activates aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and induces G1 cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Thus, it acts as a potential anti-cancer agent. In addition, it induces estradiol metabolism by stimulating cytochrome P450 enzymes. Therefore, I3C is considered to be a potent chemotherapeutic for various types of cancer including, breast, prostate, colon cancer, and leukemia.

Inhibits cancinogenesis at the initiation stage. Has be shown to inhibit carcinogenesis in several animal species, but it enhances tumor incidence if administered at a post-initiation stage. Found in cruciferous vegetables.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. I7256.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
RTECS 
NL9483000
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Protocols & Articles

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Keywords: Acetylations, Adhesion, Angiogenesis, Apoptosis, Cancer, Carcinogens, Catalysis, Cell culture, Cell proliferation, Cell signaling, Cellular processes, Degradations, Diabetes, Diseases, Environmental, Gene expression, Glycosylations, High performance liquid chromatography, Inflammation, PAGE, Phosphorylations, Thin layer chromatography, Transcription, transformation

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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