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Dimethyl lithospermate B


  • Brand : BIOFRON

  • Catalogue Number : BD-D1303

  • Specification : 98%(HPLC)

  • CAS number : 875313-64-7

  • Formula : C38H34O16

  • Molecular Weight : 746.674

  • PUBCHEM ID : 73349618

  • Volume : 20MG

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Analysis Method






Molecular Weight



White crystalline powder

Botanical Source

Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge.

Structure Type



Standards;Natural Pytochemical;API




3-Benzofurancarboxylic acid, 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-4-[(1E)-3-[(1R)-1-[(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)methyl]-2-methoxy-2-oxoethoxy]-3-oxo-1-propen-1-yl]-2,3-dihydro-7-hydroxy-, (1R)-1-[(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)methyl]-2-methoxy-2-oxoethyl ester, (2R,3R)-/(2R)-3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-1-methoxy-1-oxo-2-propanyl (2R,3R)-2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-4-[(1E)-3-{[(2R)-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-1-methoxy-1-oxo-2-propanyl]oxy}-3-oxo-1-propen-1-yl]-7-hydroxy-2,3-dihydro-1-benzofuran-3-carboxylate/Dimethyl lithospermate B


[(2R)-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-1-methoxy-1-oxopropan-2-yl] (2R,3R)-2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-4-[(E)-3-[(2R)-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-1-methoxy-1-oxopropan-2-yl]oxy-3-oxoprop-1-enyl]-7-hydroxy-2,3-dihydro-1-benzofuran-3-carboxylate


Dimethyl lithospermate B (dmLSB) is a selective Na+ channel agonist. Dimethyl lithospermate B slows inactivation of sodium current (INa), leading to increased inward current during the early phases of the action potential (AP)[1][2].


1.5±0.1 g/cm3


Methanol; Ethyl Acetate; Water

Flash Point

300.5±27.8 °C

Boiling Point

968.3±65.0 °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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Dimethyl lithosermate B (DLB) is a highly potent natural antioxidant and antidiabetic polyphenol with unknown mode of action. To determine its cellular targets, a photochemical and fluorescent dimethyl lithopermate B probe was designed and efficiently synthesized. The dual-labeled chemical probe for biological application was evaluated by UV and fluorescence to determine its electrochemical absorption and emission properties. This probe could be valuable for investigating ligand-protein interactions and subcellular localization.

© 2011 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


Synthesis of a dual-labeled probe of dimethyl lithospermate B with photochemical and fluorescent properties.


Lim E1, Ricci J, Jung M.

Publish date

2011 Nov 28




Dimethyl lithospermate B (dmLSB) is an extract of Danshen, a traditional Chinese herbal remedy, which slows inactivation of INa, leading to increased inward current during the early phases of the action potential (AP). We hypothesized that this action would be antiarrhythmic in the setting of Brugada syndrome.

The Brugada syndrome phenotype was created in canine arterially perfused right ventricular wedge preparations with the use of either terfenadine or verapamil to inhibit INa and ICa or pinacidil to activate IK-ATP. AP recordings were simultaneously recorded from epicardial and endocardial sites together with an ECG. Terfenadine, verapamil, and pinacidil each induced all-or-none repolarization at some epicardial sites but not others, leading to ST-segment elevation as well as an increase in both epicardial and transmural dispersions of repolarization (EDR and TDR, respectively) from 12.9+/-9.6 to 107.0+/-54.8 ms and from 22.4+/-8.1 to 82.2+/-37.4 ms, respectively (P<0.05; n=9). Under these conditions, phase 2 reentry developed as the epicardial AP dome propagated from sites where it was maintained to sites at which it was lost, generating closely coupled extrasystoles and ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation. Addition of dmLSB (10 micromol/L) to the coronary perfusate restored the epicardial AP dome, reduced EDR and TDR to 12.4+/-18.1 and 24.4+/-26.7 ms, respectively (P<0.05; n=9), and abolished phase 2 reentry-induced extrasystoles and ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation in 9 of 9 preparations. CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that dmLSB is effective in eliminating the arrhythmogenic substrate responsible for the Brugada syndrome and that it deserves further study as a pharmacological adjunct to implanted cardioverter/defibrillator usage.


Dimethyl lithospermate B, an extract of Danshen, suppresses arrhythmogenesis associated with the Brugada syndrome.


Fish JM1, Welchons DR, Kim YS, Lee SH, Ho WK, Antzelevitch C.

Publish date

2006 Mar 21




Voltage-gated Na(+) channel blockers have been widely used as local anaesthetics and antiarrhythmic agents. It has recently been proposed that Na(+) channel agonists can be used as inotropic agents. Here, we report the identification of a natural substance that acts as a Na(+) channel agonist. Using the patch-clamp technique in isolated rat ventricular myocytes, we investigated the electrophysiological effects of the substances isolated from the root extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza, which is known as ‘Danshen’ in Asian traditional medicine. By the intensive activity-guided fractionation, we identified dimethyl lithospermate B (dmLSB) as the most active component, while LSB, which is the major component of the extract, showed negligible electrophysiological effect. Action potential duration (APD(90)) was increased by 20 microM dmLSB from 58.8 +/- 12.1 to 202.3 +/- 9.5 ms. In spite of the prolonged APD, no early after-depolarization (EAD) was observed. dmLSB had no noticeable effect on K(+) or Ca(2+) currents, but selectively affected Na(+) currents (I(Na)). dmLSB slowed the inactivation kinetics of I(Na) by increasing the proportion of slowly inactivating component without inducing any persistent I(Na). The relative amplitude of slow component compared to the peak fast I(Na) was increased dose dependently by dmLSB (EC(50) = 20 microM). Voltage dependence of inactivation was not affected by dmLSB, while voltage dependence of activation shifted by 5 mV to the depolarised direction. Since the APD prolongation by dmLSB did not provoke EAD, which is thought as a possible mechanism for the proarrhythmia seen in other Na(+) channel agonists, dmLSB might be an excellent candidate for a Na(+) channel agonist.

British Journal of Pharmacology (2004).


A novel Na+ channel agonist, dimethyl lithospermate B, slows Na+ current inactivation and increases action potential duration in isolated rat ventricular myocytes.


Yoon JY1, Ahn SH, Oh H, Kim YS, Ryu SY, Ho WK, Lee SH.

Publish date

2004 Nov