Liquiritigenin

Liquiritigenin

Liquiritigenin
Identifiers
CAS number  YesY
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ChEBI  YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C15H12O4
Molar mass 256.25 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)

Liquiritigenin is a flavanone found in a variety of plants including licorice.[1] It is an estrogenic compound which acts as an agonist selective for the β-subtype of the estrogen receptor.[2] It also has a choleretic effect.[1]

Liquiritigenin,NADPH:oxygen oxidoreductase (hydroxylating, aryl migration) is an enzyme that uses liquiritigenin, O2, NADPH and H+ to produce 2,7,4'-trihydroxyisoflavanone, H2O and NADP+.

References

  1. ^ a b Kim, YW; Kang, HE; Lee, MG; Hwang, SJ; Kim, SC; Lee, CH; Kim, SG (2009). "Liquiritigenin, a flavonoid aglycone from licorice, has a choleretic effect and the ability to induce hepatic transporters and phase-II enzymes". American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology 296 (2): G372–81.  
  2. ^ Mersereau, Jennifer E.; Levy, Nitzan; Staub, Richard E.; Baggett, Scott; Zogric, Tetjana; Chow, Sylvia; Ricke, William A.; Tagliaferri, Mary et al. (2008). "Liquiritigenin is a plant-derived highly selective estrogen receptor β agonist". Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 283 (1–2): 49–57.