Synonyms: 4',5,7-Trihydroxyflavone; 5,7,4'-Trihydroxyflavone
Molecular Formula: C15H10O5
Molecular Weight: 270.24
CAS Number: 520-36-5
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.