Wogonin

Wogonin[1]
Identifiers
CAS number 632-85-9 YesY
PubChem 5281703
ChEBI CHEBI:10043 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C16H12O5
Molar mass 284.26 g mol−1
Melting point

203–206 °C

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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Wogonin is an O-methylated flavone, a flavonoid-like chemical compound which was found in Scutellaria baicalensis.[2] The glycosides of wogonin are known as wogonosides. For example, oroxindin is a wogonin glucuronide isolated from Oroxylum indicum.[3] It is one of the active ingredients of Sho-Saiko-To, a Japanese herbal supplement.

Wogonin has been found in one study to have anxiolytic properties in mice at doses of 7.5 to 30 mg/kg, without exhibiting the sedative and muscle-relaxing properties of benzodiazepines.[2] Preliminary in vitro studies have shown pharmacological effects that indicate wogonin may have anti-tumor properties.[4][5]

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