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Schisandrin C


  • Brand : BIOFRON

  • Catalogue Number : BF-S2008

  • Specification : 98%

  • CAS number : 61301-33-5

  • Formula : C22H24O6

  • Molecular Weight : 384.42

  • PUBCHEM ID : 443027

  • Volume : 20mg

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Analysis Method






Molecular Weight



Colorless crystal

Botanical Source

Schisandra chinensis,Stephania dielsiana

Structure Type



Standards;Natural Pytochemical;API




(6R,7S)-13,14-dimethoxy-6,7-dimethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro[1,3]benzodioxolo[5',6':3,4]cycloocta[1,2-f][1,3]benzodioxole (non-preferred name)/1,3-Benzodioxolo[5',6':3,4]cycloocta[1,2-f][1,3]benzodioxole, 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-13,14-dimethoxy-6,7-dimethyl-, (6R,7S)-/13,14-Dimethoxy-6,7-dimethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro[1,3]benzodioxolo[5',6':3,4]cycloocta[1,2-f][1,3]benzodioxole/1,3-Benzodioxolo[5',6':3,4]cycloocta[1,2-f][1,3]benzodioxole, 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-13,14-dimethoxy-6,7-dimethyl-/Cycloocta(1,2-f:3,4-f')bis(1,3)benzodioxole 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-13,14-dimethoxy-6,7-dimethyl-, (6R,7S,13aS)-/Schisandrin C/(6R,7S)-13,14-Dimethoxy-6,7-dimethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro[1,3]benzodioxolo[5',6':3,4]cycloocta[1,2-f][1,3]benzodioxole




1.2±0.1 g/cm3


Flash Point

226.7±30.0 °C

Boiling Point

549.2±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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Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) have been widely used in orient countries for thousands of years, while their inconsistent quality and therapy issues have become increasingly serious as a result of the absence of effective methods for quality control. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a novel and specific evaluation system for TCMs’ quality involved with not only composition but also bioactivity. In this study, we used Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill as an example and developed a novel integrated approach involved with various chemical analysis and data processing methods to explore its quality marker (Q-marker) underlying its anti-depressive effects. First, six bioactive lignans were identified and semi-quantified in rat brain samples via high resolution mass spectrometry. Then, the bioinformation analysis showed that all the six bioactive components could modulate various diseases relative to noradrenergic, dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways. Thus, the monoaminergic metabolites contained in these three pathways were selected to screen potential biomarkers of depression treated by S. chinensis based on target metabolomics using a rapid HPLC-MS/MS method. Finally, the correlation analysis between the six components and potential biomarkers was employed to uncover the Q-markers of S. chinensis. It is suggested that schisandrol A, schisandrin A, schisandrin C and gomisin N could be determined as Q-markers for S. chinensis. Thus, the integrated approach describing here for discovering Q-markers was expected to offer an alternative quality assessment strategy of herbal medicines for the first time.

Copyright © 2019. Published by Elsevier B.V.


Bioinformation analysis; Correlation analysis; Depression; HPLC-MS/MS; Quality marker; Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.)Baill


An integrated strategy for ascertaining quality marker of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill based on correlation analysis between depression-related monoaminergic metabolites and chemical components profiling.


Zhang Y1, Lv X2, Liu R1, Zhang M1, Liu H1, Gao H1, Zhang Q1, Xu H1, Li Q1, Bi K3.

Publish date

2019 Aug 2




With increasing use of pharmaceuticals, drug-induced liver injury (DILI) has become a significant therapeutic challenge to physicians all over the world. Drugs based on Schisandra fruits (SF for short, the fruits of Schisandra chinensis or Schisandra sphenanthera) or synthetic analogues of schisandrin C, are commonly prescribed for treating DILI in China.

This review summarizes the literature regarding the application of SF-derived drugs in patients with DILI and current understanding of mechanisms underlying the protective effects of SF against liver injury.

Keywords related to drug-induced liver injury and Schisandra fruits were searched in the following databases: Pubmed, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, LiverTox, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journal database (VIP), and Wanfang database. All studies, published in English or Chinese, were included. Clinical study exclusion criteria: if patients received other Chinese herbal medicines in a study, the study will not be included in this review.

Clinical studies have shown that SF-derived drugs are effective in inhibiting drug-induced elevation of serum levels of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate transaminase and total bilirubin. Cellular and animal studies have demonstrated that crude SF extracts, lignan compounds found in SF, and SF-derived drugs are effective in protecting the liver against xenobiotic-induced injury. Regulation of cytochrome P450 enzyme activity, anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation and acceleration of liver regeneration are involved in the hepatoprotective mechanisms of SF.

SF-derived drugs are effective in ameliorating DILI in China. To verify the clinical efficacy of these drugs, high-quality clinical studies are needed.

Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier GmbH.


Clinical efficacy; Drug-induced liver injury; Liver protection; Mechanism of action; Schisandra fruits


Schisandra fruits for the management of drug-induced liver injury in China: A review.


Zhu P1, Li J1, Fu X1, Yu Z2.

Publish date

2019 Jun




Vascular endothelial dysfunction plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. Oxidative stress is a key pathophysiological mechanism underpinning endothelial dysfunction. Schisandrin C (Sch C), a dibenzocyclooctadiene derivative of Schisandra chinensis, has antioxidative properties. Here, we report the use of Sch C as a novel therapeutic for the treatment of angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced endothelial deficits and explore the underlying mechanisms and the target of Sch C. Our results demonstrated that Sch C treatment prevents aorta oxidative stress and improves relaxation in mice, challenged with subcutaneous infusion of Ang II. In addition, Sch C significantly ameliorates Ang II-induced oxidative stress in rat aortic endothelial cells. We then discovered that these antioxidative effects of Sch C are mediated through the induction of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2). Using an expression plasmid and molecular docking, we identified that Kelch-like ECH-associated protein-1 (Keap1), a negative regulator of Nrf2, is a target of Sch C. These findings provide evidence for the potential use of Sch C as an antioxidative agent for treatment of vascular endothelial deficits.

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Ang II; Keap1; Schisandrin C; oxidative stress; vascular endothelium


Schisandrin C targets Keap1 and attenuates oxidative stress by activating Nrf2 pathway in Ang II-challenged vascular endothelium.


Han J1, Shi X1, Du Y2, Shi F1, Zhang B1, Zheng Z1, Xu J1, Jiang L1.

Publish date

2019 Mar

Description :

Schisandrin C is a phytochemical lignan isolated from Schizandra chinensis Baill; shows anticancer-effects in human leukemia U937 cells.IC50 value:Target: in vitro: Schisandrin C inhibited cell growth in a dose-dependent manner, which was associated with the induction of G1 arrest of the cell cycle and apoptosis. Schisandrin C induced G1 arrest was correlated with down-regulation of cyclin D1, cyclin E, cyclin-dependent kinase (Cdk) 4 and E2Fs expression, inhibition of phosphorylation of retinoblastoma protein (pRB), and up-regulation of the Cdk inhibitor p21(WAF1/CIP1). In addition, schisandrin C-induced apoptosis was associated with down-regulation of expression of the anti-apoptotic proteins Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL, proteolytic activation of caspase-3 and -9, and a concomitant degradation of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP). Furthermore, schisandrin C-induced apoptosis was significantly inhibited by a caspase-3 specific inhibitor z-DEVD-fmk [1]. Schisandrin C was found to reduce nitric oxide (NO) production from LPS-stimulated Raw 264.7 cells. Pre-treatment of Raw 264.7 cells with gomisin J, gomisin N, or schisandrin C reduced the expression of mRNA and the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines [2].