Overview

  • Product name

    Arbutin, inhibitor of tyrosinase
  • Description

    Naturally occurring beta-D-glucopyranoside of hydroquinone. Competitive inhibitor of tyrosinase.
  • Alternative names

    • β-Arbutin
  • Biological description

    Naturally occurring beta-D-glucopyranoside of hydroquinone. Isolated from the leaves of Bearberry (Arctostaphylos). Competitive inhibitor of tyrosinase in melanocytes. Inhibits melanin biosynthesis.
  • Purity

    > 98%
  • CAS Number

    497-76-7
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Lee HJ & Kim KW Anti-inflammatory effects of arbutin in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated BV2 microglial cells. Inflamm Res 61:817-25 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22487852) »
  • Lim YJ  et al. Inhibitory effects of arbutin on melanin biosynthesis of alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone-induced hyperpigmentation in cultured brownish guinea pig skin tissues. Arch Pharm Res 32:367-73 (2009). Read more (PubMed: 19387580) »
  • Maeda K & Fukuda M Arbutin: mechanism of its depigmenting action in human melanocyte culture. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 276:765-9 (1996). Read more (PubMed: 8632348) »
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