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  • Brand : BIOFRON

  • Catalogue Number : BF-C2017

  • Specification : 98%

  • CAS number : 546-97-4

  • Formula : C20H22O6

  • Molecular Weight : 358.39

  • PUBCHEM ID : 188289

  • Volume : 20mg

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Analysis Method






Molecular Weight



White needle crystal

Botanical Source

Fibraurea recisa

Structure Type



Standards;Natural Pytochemical;API




(1R,2S,3S,5S,8R,11R,12R)-5-(3-Furyl)-12-hydroxy-3,11-dimethyl-6,14-dioxatetracyclo[]hexadec-15-ene-7,13-dione/15,16-Epoxy-1b,4,12-trihydroxy-5,9-dimethyl-17,18-dinor-8bH,9bH,10a-labda-2,13(16),14-triene-19,20-dioic Acid 19,1:20,12-Dilactone/1,4-Etheno-3H,7H-benzo[1,2-c:3,4-c']dipyran-3,7-dione, 9-(3-furanyl)-1,4,4a,5,6,6a,9,10,10a,10b-decahydro-4-hydroxy-4a,10a-dimethyl-,(1R,4R,4aR,6aR,9S,10aS,10bS)-/(2S,4aR,6aR,7R,10R,10aS,10bS)-2-(furan-3-yl)-7-hydroxy-6a,10b-dimethyl-1,2,4a,5,6,6a,7,10,10a,10b-decahydro-4H-10,7-(epoxymethano)benzo[f]isochromene-4,12-dione/Columbin




1.4±0.1 g/cm3


Soluble in Chloroform,Dichloromethane,Ethyl Acetate,DMSO,Acetone,etc.

Flash Point

296.0±30.1 °C

Boiling Point

565.9±50.0 °C at 760 mmHg

Melting Point




InChl Key


WGK Germany


HS Code Reference


Personal Projective Equipment

Correct Usage

For Reference Standard and R&D, Not for Human Use Directly.

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The aim of this study is to develop a sensitive UPLC-MS/MS method to quantify columbin in biological sample. Chromatographic separation was accomplished using Waters UPLC BEH C18 column with acetonitrile and 0.1% of formic acid in water as the mobile phases. The mass analysis was performed on an API 5500 Qtrap mass spectrometer via multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) with positive scan mood. The one-step protein precipitation by methanol was used to extract the analyte from blood samples. The results showed that the linear response range for columbin was 1.22-2,500nM. The intra and inter day variances were less than 15% and the accuracy was in acceptable range (85-115%). The analysis was done within 3.0min, and only 50μL of blood was needed. The validated method was used to determine the pharmacokinetic profile of columbin in Wistar rats, and its transport characteristics in the Caco-2 cell culture model. The results showed that columbin was poorly bioavailable (2.8% p.o. and 14% i.p.) in rats, but its transport was rapid across the Caco-2 cell monolayers, suggesting that extensive first-pass metabolism in the liver was the likely reason for its poor bioavailability. The results revealed that the validated method can be used for columbin analysis in both bioequivalent buffer and blood.

Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Caco-2 transport; Columbin; Pharmacokinetic; UPLC-MS/MS


Development and validation of an UPLC-MS/MS method for the quantification of columbin in biological matrices: Applications to absorption, metabolism, and pharmacokinetic studies.


Yang G1, Gao S1, Sun R1, Yin T2, Hu M3.

Publish date

2015 Oct 1




Columbin, a diterpenoid furanolactone, was isolated purely for the first time from the plant species Tinspora bakis. The anti-inflammatory effects of columbin were studied in vitro, in silico and in vivo. The effect of columbin on nitric oxide was examined on lipopolysaccharide-interferon-gamma (LPS/IFN) induced RAW264.7 macrophages. In vitro and in silico cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitory activities of columbin using biochemical kit and molecular docking, respectively, were investigated. Mechanism of columbin in suppressing NF-kappaB-translocation was tested using Cellomics®NF-κB activation assay and ArrayScan Reader in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells. Moreover, effects of columbin in vivo that were done on carrageenan-induced mice paw-oedema were tested. Lastly, the in vitro and in vivo toxicities of columbin were examined on human liver cells and mice, respectively. Treatment with columbin or N(ω)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME) inhibited LPS/IFN-γ-induced NO production without affecting the viability of RAW264.7. Pre-treatment of stimulated cells with columbin did not inhibit the translocation of NF-κB to the nucleus in LPS-stimulated cells. COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitory activities of columbin were 63.7±6.4% and 18.8±1.5% inhibition at 100μM, respectively. Molecular docking study further helped in supporting the observed COX-2 selectivity. Whereby, the interaction of columbin with Tyr385 and Arg120 signifies its higher activity in COX-2, as Tyr385 was reported to be involved in the abstraction of hydrogen from C-13 of arachidonate, and Arg120 is critical for high affinity arachidonate binding. Additionally, columbin inhibited oedema formation in mice paw. Lastly, the compound was observed to be safe in vitro and in vivo. This study presents columbin as a potential anti-inflammatory drug.

Copyright a© 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


In vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities of columbin through the inhibition of cycloxygenase-2 and nitric oxide but not the suppression of NF-κB translocation.


Ibrahim Abdelwahab S1, Syaed Koko W, Mohamed Elhassan Taha M, Mohan S, Achoui M, Ameen Abdulla M, Rais Mustafa M, Ahmad S, Ibrahim Noordin M, Lip Yong C, Roslan Sulaiman M, Othman R, Amir Hassan A.

Publish date

2012 Mar 5




Columbin is an important component isolated from Radix Tinosporae. It has been demonstrated to possess many pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammation, antitumor and inhibition of enzyme activity in vivo. The purpose of the present study was to examine in vivo pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of columbin in rats using a high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry quantitative detection method. The columbin was extracted from rat plasma samples by methyl tert-butyl ether, evaporated and reconstituted in 100 microL methanol prior to analysis. The separation was performed using a Luna reversed-phase analytical column (5 microm, 100 x 2.0 mm) and an SB-C18 guard column (5 microm, 20 x 4.0 mm). The mobile phase was a mixture of methanol and water containing 25 mmoL/L NH(4)Ac (80:20, v/v). The method was validated within the concentration range of 5-5000 ng/mL, and the calibration curves were linear with correlation coefficients (r) >0.999. It was further applied to assess pharmacokinetics and oral bioavailability of columbin after i.v. and oral administration to rats. The oral bioavailability of columbin was only 3.18%, which indicated that columbin had poor absorption or underwent extensive first-pass metabolism.

Copyright 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Quantitative LC/MS/MS method and pharmacokinetic studies of columbin, an anti-inflammation furanoditerpen isolated from Radix Tinosporae.


Shi Q1, Liang M, Zhang W, Zhang C, Liu R, Shen Y, Li H, Wang X, Wang X, Pan Q, Chen C.

Publish date

2007 Jun

Description :

Columbin is a diterpenoid furanolactone with anti-inflammation activity.