Product nameKahweol, Diterpene molecule in coffee beans
DescriptionDiterpene molecule found in coffee beans.
Diterpene molecule found in coffee beans. Increases glutathione S-transferase activity in the gut mucosa of mice and, with the diterpene cafestol, induces glutathione S-transferase expression in rat livers. Displays anti-inflammatory effects in RAW macrophages, inhibiting LPS-induced nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 production. Antiangiogenic, blocking the proliferation of endothelial cells (IC50 = 50 μM) and inhibiting endothelial migration, invasion, and tube formation.
Storage instructionsStore at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Solubility overviewSoluble in DMSO
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
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This product has been referenced in:
- Fumimoto R et al. The coffee diterpene kahweol prevents osteoclastogenesis via impairment of NFATc1 expression and blocking of Erk phosphorylation. J Pharmacol Sci 118:479-86 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22447306) »
- Cárdenas C et al. Anti-angiogenic and anti-inflammatory properties of kahweol, a coffee diterpene. PLoS One 6:e23407 (2011). Read more (PubMed: 21858104) »
- Shen T et al. Nuclear factor-kappaB/signal transducers and activators of transcription-1-mediated inflammatory responses in lipopolysaccharide-activated macrophages are a major inhibitory target of kahweol, a coffee diterpene. Biol Pharm Bull 33:1159-64 (2010). Read more (PubMed: 20606307) »
- Oh JH et al. The coffee diterpene kahweol induces apoptosis in human leukemia U937 cells through down-regulation of Akt phosphorylation and activation of JNK. Apoptosis 14:1378-86 (2009). Read more (PubMed: 19768546) »
- Cavin C et al. The coffee-specific diterpenes cafestol and kahweol protect against aflatoxin B1-induced genotoxicity through a dual mechanism. Carcinogenesis 19:1369-75 (1998). Read more (PubMed: 9744531) »
- Lam LK et al. Isolation and identification of kahweol palmitate and cafestol palmitate as active constituents of green coffee beans that enhance glutathione S-transferase activity in the mouse. Cancer Res 42:1193-8 (1982). Read more (PubMed: 7059995) »