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Antioxidant plant flavanoid
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10mM (in 1mL DMSO)
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Apigenin is an antioxidant plant flavanoid which contains anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. It may induce apoptosis and may inhibit proliferation of tumor cells by arresting the cell cycle at the G2/M phase. Is also known to be a MAP kinase inh

Chemical Properties

Physical AppearanceA solid
StorageStore at -20°C
Cas No.520-36-5
Solubility≥9.8mg/mL in DMSO
Chemical Name5,7-dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)chromen-4-one
SDFDownload SDF
Canonical SMILESC1=CC(=CC=C1C2=CC(=O)C3=C(C=C(C=C3O2)O)O)O
Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.


Cell experiment [1]:

Cell lines

Malignant mesothelioma (MM) cell lines

Preparation method

The solubility of this compound in DMSO is > 9.8 mg/mL. General tips for obtaining a higher concentration: Please warm the tube at 37 °C for 10 minutes and/or shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while. Stock solution can be stored below - 20 °C for several months.

Reacting condition

6.25 ~ 100 μM; 24, 48 and 72 hrs


In all MM cell lines, Apigenin inhibited cell growth in dose- and time- dependent manners. The IC50 values of Apigenin were 49.16 ± 2.52 μM, 46.95 ± 1.69 μM and 34.31 ± 1.55 μM for MM-B1, MM-F1, and H-Meso-1 cells after 72 hrs, respectively. Moreover, Apigenin significantly induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) production as well as DNA damage.

Animal experiment [1]:

Animal models

C57BL/6 mice bearing MM #40a Cells

Dosage form

20 mg/kg; i.p.; weekly


After 2 weeks of treatment, Apigenin significantly lowered the abdominal circumference with a mean value of 6.9 cm. In C57BL/6 mice bearing MM #40a Cells, Apigenin treatment also prolonged the median survival time when compared with the vehicle treatment (12 vs. 5.5 weeks).

Other notes

Please test the solubility of all compounds indoor, and the actual solubility may slightly differ with the theoretical value. This is caused by an experimental system error and it is normal.


[1]. Masuelli L, Benvenuto M, Mattera R, Di Stefano E, Zago E, Taffera G, Tresoldi I, Giganti MG, Frajese GV, Berardi G, Modesti A, Bei R. In Vitro and In Vivo Anti-tumoral Effects of the Flavonoid Apigenin in Malignant Mesothelioma. Front Pharmacol. 2017 Jun 19;8:373.

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