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  • Brand : BIOFRON

  • Catalogue Number : BF-N1007

  • Specification : 98%

  • CAS number : 475-83-2

  • Formula : C19H21NO2

  • Molecular Weight : 295.38

  • PUBCHEM ID : 10146

  • Volume : 20mg

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Catalogue Number


Analysis Method






Molecular Weight



White crystalline powder

Botanical Source

Nelumbo nucifera

Structure Type



Standards;Natural Pytochemical;API




4H-Dibenzo[de,g]quinoline, 5,6,6a,7-tetrahydro-1,2-dimethoxy-6-methyl-, (6aR)-/(-)-Nucipherine/(R)-1,2-Dimethoxyaporphine/nuciferin/(R)-nuciferine/5,6,6a,7-tetrahydro-1,2-dimethoxy-6-methyl-g)quinolin(r)-4h-dibenzo(d/(6aR)-1,2-Dimethoxy-6-methyl-5,6,6a,7-tetrahydro-4H-dibenzo[de,g]quinoline/l-nuciferine/1,2-dimethoxy-6a-beta-aporphin/l-5,6-dimethoxyaporphine




1.1±0.1 g/cm3



Flash Point

151.9±17.3 °C

Boiling Point

430.7±45.0 °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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Nuciferine (NF), extracted from the leaves of N. nucifera Gaertn, has been shown to exhibit anti-tumor and anti-viral pharmacological properties. It can also penetrate the blood brain barrier (BBB). However, the mechanism by which NF inhibits glioblastoma (GBM) progression is not well understood. We aimed to determine the anti-tumor effect of NF on GBM cell lines and clarify the potential molecular mechanism involved.

U87MG and U251 cell lines were used in vitro to assess the anti-tumor efficacy of NF. Cytotoxicity, viability, and proliferation were evaluated by MTT and colony formation assay. After Annexin V-FITC and PI staining, flow cytometry was performed to evaluate apoptosis and cell cycle changes in NF-treated GBM cells. Wound healing and Transwell assays were used to assess migration and invasion of GBM cells. Western blot analysis, immunofluorescence staining, immunohistochemistry, and bioinformatics were used to gain insights into the molecular mechanisms. Preclinical therapeutic efficacy was mainly estimated by ultrasound and MRI in xenograft nude mouse models.

NF inhibited the proliferation, mobility, stemness, angiogenesis, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of GBM cells. Additionally, NF induced apoptosis and G2 cell cycle arrest. Slug expression was also decreased by NF via the AKT and STAT3 signaling pathways. Interestingly, we discovered that NF affected GBM cells partly by targeting SOX2, which may be upstream of the AKT and STAT3 pathways. Finally, NF led to significant tumor control in GBM xenograft models.

NF inhibited the progression of GBM via the SOX2-AKT/STAT3-Slug signaling pathway. SOX2-targeting with NF may offer a novel therapeutic approach for GBM treatment.


EMT; Glioblastoma; Nuciferine; SOX2-AKT/STAT3-Slug signaling pathway


Nuciferine inhibits the progression of glioblastoma by suppressing the SOX2-AKT/STAT3-Slug signaling pathway.


Li Z1, Chen Y1, An T1, Liu P2, Zhu J3, Yang H1, Zhang W1, Dong T1, Jiang J1, Zhang Y1, Jiang M1, Yang X4.

Publish date

2019 Mar 29




Inflammation is important and has been found to be an underlying cause in many acute and chronic human diseases. Nuciferine, a natural alkaloid containing an aromatic ring, is found in the nelumbo nucifera leaves. It has been shown to have potential anti-inflammatory activities, but the molecular mechanism has remained unclear. In this study, we found that nuciferine (10 μM) significantly inhibited the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory cytokine IL-6 and TNF-α production in RAW 264.7 cells. In addition, the luciferase reporter assay results of different subtypes of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) showed that nuciferine dose-dependently activated all the PPAR activities. Specific inhibitors of PPARα and PPARγ significantly abolished the production of inflammatory cytokines as well as IκBα degradation. However, PPARδ inhibitor did not show this effect. Our results suggested a potential molecular mechanism of the anti-inflammatory effects of nuciferine in LPS-induced inflammation, at least in part, by activating PPARα and PPARγ in RAW 264.7 cells.


IL-6; PPARs; TNF-α; inflammation; nuciferine


Nuciferine Inhibits Proinflammatory Cytokines via the PPARs in LPS-Induced RAW264.7 Cells.


Zhang C1,2, Deng J3, Liu D4, Tuo X5, Yu Y6, Yang H7, Wang N8,9.

Publish date

2018 Oct 22




Nuciferine (NF), one of the main and effective components in Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. leaf extracts, is a promising drug candidate for the treatment of obesity-related diseases, while metformin is a first line therapeutic drug for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Since nuciferine and metformin are likely to be co-administered, the aim of the present study was to evaluate whether co-administration of nuciferine would influence the liver (target tissue) distribution and the anti-diabetic effect of metformin by inhibiting hepatic organic cation transporter 1 (OCT1) and multidrug and toxin extrusion 1 (MATE1). The data demonstrated that nuciferine significantly reduced metformin accumulation in MDCK cells stably expressing human OCT1 (MDCK-hOCT1) or hMATE1 (MDCK-hMATE1), and primary cultured mouse hepatocytes. Furthermore, the presence of nuciferine in the basal compartment caused a concentration-dependent reduction of intracellular metformin accumulation in MDCK-hOCT1/hMATE1 cell monolayers. Compared with the metformin treatment-alone group, co-administration of nuciferine (40 mg/kg) markedly reduced the metformin concentration in mouse livers at 30 and 60 min after a single oral dose of metformin (200 mg/kg), and subsequently impaired the glucose-lowering effect of metformin (200 mg/kg), but the glucose-lowering effect became no different at 90 and 120 min. Therefore, nuciferine influenced the liver concentration and glucose-lowering effect of metformin only for a period of time after dose, administration of nuciferine and metformin with an interval might prevent the drug-drug interaction mediated by OCT1 and MATE1.

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MATE1; OCT1; food-drug interaction; metformin, nuciferine


Co-administration of nuciferine reduces the concentration of metformin in liver via differential inhibition of hepatic drug transporter OCT1 and MATE1.


Li L1, Lei H1, Wang W1, Du W1, Yuan J2, Tu M1, Zhou H1, Zeng S1, Jiang H1

Publish date

2018 Nov

Description :

Nuciferine is an antagonist at 5-HT2A (IC50=478 nM), 5-HT2C (IC50=131 nM), and 5-HT2B (IC50=1 μM), an inverse agonist at 5-HT7 (IC50=150 nM), a partial agonist at D2 (EC50=64 nM), D5 (EC50=2.6 μM) and 5-HT6 (EC50=700 nM), an agonist at 5-HT1A (EC50=3.2 μM) and D4 (EC50=2 μM) receptor.