Active Ingredient History

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GENISTEIN is an isoflavonoid derived from soy products. It inhibits protein-tyrosine kinase and topoisomerase-II (DNA topoisomerases, type II) activity and is used as an antineoplastic and antitumor agent. Experimentally, it has been shown to induce G2 phase arrest in human and murine cell lines. Additionally, genistein has antihelmintic activity. It has been determined to be the active ingredient in Felmingia vestita, which is a plant traditionally used against worms. It has also been demonstrated to be effective against intestinal parasites such as the common liver fluke, pork trematode and poultry cestode. Further, genistein is a phytoestrogen which has selective estrogen receptor modulator properties. It has been investigated in clinical trials as an alternative to classical hormone therapy to help prevent cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. Genistein can be found in food sources such as tofu, fava beans, soybeans, kudzu, and lupin. It is also present in certain cell cultures and medicinal plants.   NCATS

  • SMILES: OC1=CC=C(C=C1)C2=COC3=C(C(O)=CC(O)=C3)C2=O
  • Mol. Mass: 270.2369
  • ALogP: Missing data
  • ChEMBL Molecules: Missing data
More Chemistry
4',5, 7-trihydroxyisoflavone | 5,7,4'-trihydroxyisoflavone | genistein | genisteine | genisteol | genisterin


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