Flavokavain B

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Flavokavain B
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Other names
Flavokawain B
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 284.311 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Flavokavain B is a flavokavain found in the kava plant.[1] In 2010 a paper was published identifying it as a hepatotoxin.[2]

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  1. ^ Dharmaratne, H. Ranjith W.; N. P. Dhammika Nanayakkara; Ikhlas A. Khan (February 2002). "Kavalactones from Piper methysticum, and their 13C NMR spectroscopic analyses". Phytochemistry. 59 (4): 429–33. doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(01)00443-5. PMID 11830162.
  2. ^ Zhou P., Gross S., Liu J.-H., Yu B.-Y., Feng L.-L., Nolta J., Sharma V., Piwnica-Worms D., Qiu S.X 'Flavokawain B, the hepatotoxic constituent from kava root, induces GSH-sensitive oxidative stress through modulation of IKK/NF-κB and MAPK signaling pathways . FASEB Journal 2010 24:12 (4722-4732)

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