Licochalcone A

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Licochalcone A
Chemical structure of licochalcone A
IUPAC name
Other names
Licochalcone a
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.163.544
Molar mass 338.40 g·mol−1
R-phrases (outdated) R20, R21, R22
S-phrases (outdated) S36
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Licochalcone A is a chalconoid, a type of natural phenol. It can be isolated from root of Glycyrrhiza glabra[1] (liquorice) or Glycyrrhiza inflata.[2] It shows antimalarial, anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral (specifically against influenza neuraminidase) properties in vitro.[1][2][3][4]


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  2. ^ a b Friis-Møller, A.; Chen, M.; Fuursted, K.; Christensen, S. R. B. G.; Kharazmi, A. (2002). "In Vitro Antimycobacterial and Antilegionella Activity of Licochalcone a from Chinese Licorice Roots". Planta Medica. 68 (5): 416–419. doi:10.1055/s-2002-32087. PMID 12058317.
  3. ^ Chen, M.; Theander, T. G.; Christensen, S. B.; Hviid, L.; Zhai, L.; Kharazmi, A. (1994). "Licochalcone A, a new antimalarial agent, inhibits in vitro growth of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and protects mice from P. Yoelii infection". Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 38 (7): 1470–1475. doi:10.1128/aac.38.7.1470. PMC 284578. PMID 7979274.
  4. ^ Dao, TT; Nguyen, PH; Lee, HS; Kim, E; Park, J; Lim, SI; Oh, WK (January 2011). "Chalcones as novel influenza A (H1N1) neuraminidase inhibitors from Glycyrrhiza inflata". Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 21 (1): 294–8. doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2010.11.016. PMID 21123068.