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Lycorine hydrochloride


  • Brand : BIOFRON

  • Catalogue Number : BF-L3021

  • Specification : 98%

  • CAS number : 2188-68-3

  • Formula : C16H17NO4.HCl

  • Molecular Weight : 323.77

  • PUBCHEM ID : 164943

  • Volume : 25mg

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Catalogue Number


Analysis Method






Molecular Weight



White crystalline powder

Botanical Source

bulbus of Lycoris radiata (L. Herit.) Herb

Structure Type



Standards;Natural Pytochemical;API




Lycorine hydrochloride/Lycorinehydrochloride/Licorin hydrochloride/galanthidine,hydrochloride/(1S,2S,12bS,12cS)-2,4,5,7,12b,12c-Hexahydro-1H-[1,3]dioxolo[4,5-j]pyrrolo[3,2,1-de]phenanthridine-1,2-diol hydrochloride (1:1)/1H-[1,3]Dioxolo[4,5-j]pyrrolo[3,2,1-de]phenanthridine-1,2-diol, 2,4,5,7,12b,12c-hexahydro-, (1S,2S,12bS,12cS)-, hydrochloride (1:1)/Lycorinechloride/Lycorine (hydrochloride)





Methanol; Water; DMSO

Flash Point


Boiling Point

477.4ºC 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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Melanoma cells actively participate in tumor angiogenesis and vasculogenic mimicry. However, anti-angiogenic therapy in patients with melanoma has not shown a significant survival gain. Thus, new anti-melanoma angiogenic and vasculogenic drugs are highly desired. Using the metastatic melanoma cell line C8161 as a model, we explored melanoma vasculogenic inhibitors and found that lycorine hydrochloride (LH) effectively suppressed C8161 cell-dominant formation of capillary-like tubes in vitro and generation of tumor blood vessels in vivo with low toxicity. Mechanistic studies revealed that LH markedly hindered expression of VE-cadherin in C8161 cells, but did not affect expression of six other important angiogenic and vasculogenic genes. Luciferase assays showed that LH significantly impeded promoter activity of the VE-cadherin gene in a dose-dependent manner. Together, these data suggest that LH inhibits melanoma C8161 cell-dominant vasculogenic mimicry by reducing VE-cadherin gene expression and diminishing cell surface exposure of the protein.


Lycorine Hydrochloride Inhibits Metastatic Melanoma Cell-Dominant Vasculogenic Mimicry


Ruifang Liu 1 , Zhifei Cao, Jian Tu, Yanyan Pan, Bingxue Shang, Gaochuan Zhang, Meimei Bao, Shasha Zhang, Ping Yang, Quansheng Zhou

Publish date

2012 Sep




The human opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans causes a severe health burden while the biofilms formed by C. albicans present a kind of infections that are hard to cure, highlighting the pressing need for new antifungal drugs against C. albicans. This study was to explore the antifungal activities of lycorine hydrochloride (LH) against C. albicans. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of LH against C. albicans SC5314 was 64 μM. Below its MIC, LH demonstrated antivirulence property by suppressing adhesion, filamentation, biofilm formation, and development, as well as the production of extracellular phospholipase and exopolymeric substances (EPS). The cytotoxicity of LH against mammalian cells was low, with half maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC50) above 256 μM. Moreover, LH showed a synergistic effect with AmB, although its interaction with fluconazole, as well as caspofungin, was indifferent. Thus, our study reports the potential use of LH, alone or in combination with current antifungal drugs, to fight C. albicans infections.


Lycorine Hydrochloride Inhibits the Virulence Traits of Candida albicans


Longfei Yang 1 , Xin Liu 2 , Yujie Sui 1 , Zhiming Ma 3 , Xuechao Feng 4 , Fang Wang 5 , Tonghui Ma 1

Publish date

2019 Jun 3




As research was conducted on the early apoptosis of human breast cancer cell MCF-7 caused by lycorine hydrochloride and the expression of the related apoptosis proteins. The early-period apoptosis rate of human breast cancer cell MCF-7 was tested with the AnnexinV/PI double staining and flow cytometry. The Western Blotting method was also used to detect the protein expression conditions of Fas, FasL, Caspase-8 and Bid. The results showed that the higher the dose, the higher the rate of apoptosis and that the rate of apoptosis was dependent on the dose; the relative protein activity of Fas, FasL, Caspase-8 and bid gradually rose with the increase of lycorine dosage and the activities revealed certain dose-independence. Results showed that lycorine hydrochloride could induce the apoptosis of human breast cancer cell MCF-7 through the death receptor pathway.


Apoptosis; Death receptor pathway; Lycorine hydrochloride; MCF-7.


Study on Apoptosis Effect of Human Breast Cancer Cell MCF-7 Induced by Lycorine Hydrochloride via Death Receptor Pathway


Yubin Ji 1 2 , Miao Yu 1 2 , Zheng Qi 1 2 , Di Cui 1 2 , Guosong Xin 1 2 , Bing Wang 1 2 , Weiling Jia 1 , Lin Chang 1

Publish date

2017 May

Description :

Lycorine (hydrochloride) is VE-cadherin inhibitor,and has IC50 of 1.2μM in Hey1B cell.IC50: 1.2μM (Hey1B cell)[2]In vitro:Lycorine (hydrochloride) executed an anti-melanoma vasculogenic effect by inhibiting VE-cadherin gene expression in C8161 cells and caused a decrease in cell surface exposure of VE-cadherin protein. Consistently, LH significantly suppressed VE-cadherin gene promoter activity. [1]Lycorine (hydrochloride) effectively inhibited mitotic proliferation of Hey1B cells (half maximal inhibitory concentration = 1.2 μM) with very low toxicity, resulting in cell cycle arrest at the G2/M transition through enhanced expression of the cell cycle inhibitor p21 and marked down-regulation of cyclin D3 expression. Moreover, LH suppressed both the formation of capillary-like tubes by Hey1B cells cultured in vitro.[2]In vivo: Lycorine effectively suppressed C8161 cell-dominant tumor formation and generation of tumor blood vessels in vivo with low toxicity.[1]Lycorine (hydrochloride) suppressed the formation of the ovarian cancer cell-dominant neovascularization in vivo when administered to Hey1B-xenotransplanted mice, suggest that LH selectively inhibits ovarian cancer cell proliferation and neovascularization and is a potential drug candidate for anti-ovarian cancer therapy.[2]