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520-36-5 Apigenin

520-36-5 Apigenin

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Name:  Apigenin

Synonyms:  4',5,7-Trihydroxyflavone; 5,7,4'-Trihydroxyflavone

Molecular Formula:  C15H10O5

Molecular Weight:  270.24

CAS Number:  520-36-5

EINECS:  208-292-3

 

Apigenin is a flavone that is the aglycone of apiin, isolated from parsley and celery, and apigetrin. It is a yellow crystalline solid that has been used to dye wool. Apigenin is a bioflavone, considered to have a bioactive effect on human health as antioxidant, radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, carbohydrate metabolism promoter, immunity system modulater. Apigenin is a potent inhibitor of CYP2C9, an enzyme responsible for the metabolism of many pharmaceutical drugs in the body.