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Skeletal formula of nobiletin
Ball-and-stick model of nobiletin
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3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 402.399 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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Nobiletin is a flavonoid isolated from citrus peels. It is an O-methylated flavone that has the activity to rescue bulbectomy-induced memory impairment.[1]

Potential pharmacology[edit]

Nobiletin was found to potentially inhibit cartilage degradation.[2]

Nobiletin was shown to augment AMPA receptor activity and long-term potentiation in cell culture.[3] Synergistic chemopreventive effects of nobiletin and atorvastatin on colon carcinogenesis have been described.[4]


  1. ^ Nagase H, Yamakuni T, Matsuzaki K, Maruyama Y, Kasahara J, Hinohara Y, Kondo S, Mimaki Y, Sashida Y, Tank AW, Fukunaga K, Ohizumi Y (2005). "Mechanism of Neurotrophic Action of Nobiletin in PC12D Cells". Biochemistry. 44 (42): 13683–13691. doi:10.1021/bi050643x. ISSN 0006-2960. PMID 16229458. Nobiletin is a nonpeptide compound with a low molecular weight from a citrus fruit and has the activity to rescue bulbectomy-induced memory impairment
  2. ^ Henrotin, Y.; C. Lambert; D. Couchourel; C. Ripoll; E. Chiotelli (January 2011). "Nutraceuticals: do they represent a new era in the management of osteoarthritis? – a narrative review from the lessons taken with five products". Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 19 (1): 1–21. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2010.10.017. PMID 21035558. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  3. ^ Matsuzaki K, Miyazaki K, Sakai S, Yawo H, Nakata N, Moriguchi S, Fukunaga K, Yokosuka A, Sashida Y, Mimaki Y, Yamakuni T, Ohizumi Y (2008). "Nobiletin, a citrus flavonoid with neurotrophic action, augments protein kinase A-mediated phosphorylation of the AMPA receptor subunit, GluR1, and the postsynaptic receptor response to glutamate in murine hippocampus". Eur J Pharmacol. 578 (2–3): 194–200. doi:10.1016/j.ejphar.2007.09.028. PMID 17976577.
  4. ^ Wu, Xian; Song, Mingyue; Qiu, Peiju; Rakariyatham, Kanyasiri; Li, Fang; Gao, Zili; Cai, Xiaokun; Wang, Minqi; Xu, Fei; Zheng, Jinkai; Xiao, Hang (1 April 2017). "Synergistic chemopreventive effects of nobiletin and atorvastatin on colon carcinogenesis". Carcinogenesis. 38 (4): 455–464. doi:10.1093/carcin/bgx018. ISSN 0143-3334. PMC 6248647. PMID 28207072.

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