|Systematic IUPAC name
Osage orange extract
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||302.238 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
(what is ?)
Morin is a yellow chemical compound that can be isolated from Maclura pomifera (Osage orange), Maclura tinctoria (old fustic), and from leaves of Psidium guajava (common guava). In a preclinical in vitro study, morin was found to be a weak inhibitor of fatty acid synthase with an IC50 of 2.33 μM. Morin was also found to inhibit amyloid formation by islet amyloid polypeptide (or amylin) and disaggregate amyloid fibers.
Morin exhibit inhibitory action against IgE-mediated allergic response. Morin treatment significantly down-regulated expressions of BLT2, NF-κB, and Th2-cytokine (TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-4, IL-6, and IL-13) in lungs of murine model of allergic asthma.
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- Kandhare, Amit D.; Liu, Zihao; Mukherjee, Anwesha A.; Bodhankar, Subhash L. (2019). "Therapeutic Potential of Morin in Ovalbumin-induced Allergic Asthma Via Modulation of SUMF2/IL-13 and BLT2/NF-kB Signaling Pathway". Current Molecular Pharmacology. 12 (2): 122–138. doi:10.2174/1874467212666190102105052. PMID 30605067.