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Auraptene | Neuroprotective / Neuritogenic agent

Auraptene (495-02-3) is a bioactive terpenoid occurring in a variety of citrus fruits and possessing therapeutic potential.1   Displays neuritogenic activity2 and neuroprotective effects via suppression of inflammation and induction of GDNF and BDNF in neuronal cells3. Attenuates ROS production and enhances mitochondrial respiration which mitigates Parkinson’s disease-like behavior.4 Displays hepatoprotective5 and chemopreventive activity6.

1) Bibak et al. (2019), A Review of the Pharmacological and Therapeutic Effects of Auraptene; Biofactors, 45 867
2) Furukawa et al. (2012), Neurotrophic Effects of Citrus Auraptene: Neuritogenic Activity in PC12 Cells; Int. J. Mol. Sci., 13 5338
3) Furukawa et al. (2020), Citrus Auraptene Induces Expression of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Neuro2a Cells; Molecules, 25 1117
4) Jang et al. (2019), Auraptene Mitigates Parkinson’s Disease-Like Behavior by Protecting Inhibition of Mitochondrial Respiration and Scavenging Reactive Oxygen Species; Int. J. Mol. Sci., 20 3409
5) Wang et al. (2019), Hepatoprotection of Auraptene From the Peels of Citrus Fruits Against 17α-ethinylestradiol-induced Cholestasis in Mice by Activating Farnesoid X Receptor; Food Funct., 10 3839
6) Tanaka et al. (1998), Citrus Auraptene Exerts Dose-Dependent Chemopreventative Activity in Rat Large Bowel Tumorigenesis: The Inhibition Correlates With Suppression of Cell Proliferation and Lipid Peroxidation and With Induction of Phase II Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes; Cancer Res., 58 2550

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Catalog#  10-2593-0010

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Neuroprotective / Neuritogenic agent
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Soluble in DMSO (up to 40 mg/ml).
Physical Properties:
White solid
98% by HPLC
NMR (Conforms)
Storage Temperature:
-20°C (des.)
Stable for 2 years as supplied. Solutions in DMSO may be stored at -20°C for up to 3 months.
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