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(-)-Huperzine A  (Synonyms: Huperzine A)

Cat. No.: HY-17387 Purity: 99.74%
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(-)-Huperzine A (Huperzine A) is an alkaloid isolated from Huperzia serrata, with neuroprotective activity. (-)-Huperzine A is a potent, highly specific, reversible and blood-brain barrier penetrant inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), with an IC50 of 82 nM. (-)-Huperzine A also is non-competitive antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate (NMDA) receptor. (-)-Huperzine A is developed for the research of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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(-)-Huperzine A Chemical Structure

(-)-Huperzine A Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 102518-79-6

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Description

(-)-Huperzine A (Huperzine A) is an alkaloid isolated from Huperzia serrata, with neuroprotective activity. (-)-Huperzine A is a potent, highly specific, reversible and blood-brain barrier penetrant inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), with an IC50 of 82 nM. (-)-Huperzine A also is non-competitive antagonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate (NMDA) receptor. (-)-Huperzine A is developed for the research of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease[1][2][3][4][5].

IC50 & Target

AChE

 

NMDA Receptor

 

In Vitro

(-)-Huperzine A (1 μM; 2 hours) attenuates Aβ23-35 (20 μM)-induced neuronal injury[2].
(-)-Huperzine A (100 μM) reversibly inhibits the NMDA-induced current (IC50=126 μM) in whole-cell voltage-clamp recording in CA1 pyramidal neurons acutely dissociated from rat hippocampus[3].

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In Vivo

(-)-Huperzine A (0.1-0.2 mg/kg; i.p.; daily; for 12 days) can alleviate the cognitive dysfunction and neuronal degeneration induced by i.c.v. infusion of beta-amyloid protein-(1-40) in rats[5].

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Animal Model: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (220-280 g)[5]
Dosage: 0.1 mg/kg, 0.2 mg/kg
Administration: Intraperitoneal injection, daily, for 12 days
Result: Partly reversed the down-regulation of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 and the up-regulation of pro-apoptotic Bax and P53 proteins and reduced the apoptosis that normally followed b-amyloid injection; alleviated the cognitive dysfunction induced by b-amyloid protein-(1-40).
Clinical Trial
Molecular Weight

242.32

Formula

C15H18N2O

CAS No.
Unlabeled CAS

Appearance

Solid

Color

White to off-white

SMILES

O=C1NC2=C([C@@](/C3=C\C)(N)CC(C)=C[C@@]3([H])C2)C=C1

Structure Classification
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Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere.

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Powder -20°C 3 years
4°C 2 years
In solvent -80°C 2 years
-20°C 1 year
Solvent & Solubility
In Vitro: 

DMSO : ≥ 100 mg/mL (412.68 mM; Hygroscopic DMSO has a significant impact on the solubility of product, please use newly opened DMSO)

*"≥" means soluble, but saturation unknown.

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Concentration Solvent Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 4.1268 mL 20.6339 mL 41.2677 mL
5 mM 0.8254 mL 4.1268 mL 8.2535 mL
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Storage method and period of stock solution: -80°C, 2 years; -20°C, 1 year. When stored at -80°C, please use it within 2 years. When stored at -20°C, please use it within 1 year.

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  • Protocol 1

    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    40% PEG300    5% Tween-80    45% Saline

    Solubility: ≥ 2.5 mg/mL (10.32 mM); Clear solution

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    Taking 1 mL working solution as an example, add 100 μL DMSO stock solution (25.0 mg/mL) to 400 μL PEG300, and mix evenly; then add 50 μL Tween-80 and mix evenly; then add 450 μL Saline to adjust the volume to 1 mL.

    Preparation of Saline: Dissolve 0.9 g sodium chloride in ddH₂O and dilute to 100 mL to obtain a clear Saline solution.
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    Add each solvent one by one:  10% DMSO    90% (20% SBE-β-CD in Saline)

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    Taking 1 mL working solution as an example, add 100 μL DMSO stock solution (25.0 mg/mL) to 900 μL 20% SBE-β-CD in Saline, and mix evenly.

    Preparation of 20% SBE-β-CD in Saline (4°C, storage for one week): 2 g SBE-β-CD powder is dissolved in 10 mL Saline, completely dissolve until clear.
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Purity & Documentation

Purity: 99.74%

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Complete Stock Solution Preparation Table

* Please refer to the solubility information to select the appropriate solvent. Once prepared, please aliquot and store the solution to prevent product inactivation from repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Storage method and period of stock solution: -80°C, 2 years; -20°C, 1 year. When stored at -80°C, please use it within 2 years. When stored at -20°C, please use it within 1 year.

Optional Solvent Concentration Solvent Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg 25 mg
DMSO 1 mM 4.1268 mL 20.6339 mL 41.2677 mL 103.1694 mL
5 mM 0.8254 mL 4.1268 mL 8.2535 mL 20.6339 mL
10 mM 0.4127 mL 2.0634 mL 4.1268 mL 10.3169 mL
15 mM 0.2751 mL 1.3756 mL 2.7512 mL 6.8780 mL
20 mM 0.2063 mL 1.0317 mL 2.0634 mL 5.1585 mL
25 mM 0.1651 mL 0.8254 mL 1.6507 mL 4.1268 mL
30 mM 0.1376 mL 0.6878 mL 1.3756 mL 3.4390 mL
40 mM 0.1032 mL 0.5158 mL 1.0317 mL 2.5792 mL
50 mM 0.0825 mL 0.4127 mL 0.8254 mL 2.0634 mL
60 mM 0.0688 mL 0.3439 mL 0.6878 mL 1.7195 mL
80 mM 0.0516 mL 0.2579 mL 0.5158 mL 1.2896 mL
100 mM 0.0413 mL 0.2063 mL 0.4127 mL 1.0317 mL
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