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Chemical structure of isorhapontigenin.
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ChemSpider 4477172
ECHA InfoCard 100.230.279
PubChem 5318650
Molar mass 258.27 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Isorhapontigenin is a tetrahydroxylated stilbenoid with a methoxy group. It is an isomer of rhapontigenin and an analog of resveratrol.[1] It is found in the Chinese herb Gnetum cleistostachyum,[2] in Gnetum parvifolium[3] and in the seeds of the palm Aiphanes aculeata.[4]

An isorhapontigenin tetramer, gnetuhainin R, can be isolated from the lianas of Gnetum hainanense.[5]

Isorhapontin, the isorhapontigenin glucoside, can be found in spruce species such as the Norway spruce (Picea abies), the sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and the white spruce (Picea glauca).[6]


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  2. ^ Fang, Y.; Yu, Y.; Hou, Q.; Zheng, X.; Zhang, M.; Zhang, D.; Li, J.; Wu, X. -R.; Huang, C. (2012). "The Chinese Herb Isolate Isorhapontigenin Induces Apoptosis in Human Cancer Cells by Down-regulating Overexpression of Antiapoptotic Protein XIAP". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287 (42): 35234–35243. doi:10.1074/jbc.M112.389494. PMC 3471739Freely accessible. PMID 22896709. 
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  4. ^ Lee, D.; Cuendet, M.; Vigo, J. S.; Graham, J. G.; Cabieses, F.; Fong, H. H.; Pezzuto, J. M.; Kinghorn, A. D. (2001). "A novel cyclooxygenase-inhibitory stilbenolignan from the seeds of Aiphanes aculeata". Organic Letters. 3 (14): 2169–2171. doi:10.1021/ol015985j. PMID 11440571. 
  5. ^ Huang, K. S.; Zhou, S.; Lin, M.; Wang, Y. H. (2002). "An Isorhapontigenin Tetramer and a Novel Stilbene Dimer fromGnetum hainanense". Planta Medica. 68 (10): 916–920. doi:10.1055/s-2002-34951. PMID 12391556. 
  6. ^ Hammerbacher, A.; Ralph, S. G.; Bohlmann, J.; Fenning, T. M.; Gershenzon, J.; Schmidt, A. (2011). "Biosynthesis of the Major Tetrahydroxystilbenes in Spruce, Astringin and Isorhapontin, Proceeds via Resveratrol and is Enhanced by Fungal Infection". Plant Physiology. 157 (2): 876–890. doi:10.1104/pp.111.181420. PMC 3192583Freely accessible. PMID 21865488.