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hypocrellin A

CAS No.:77029-83-5

hypocrellin A
Catalogue No.: BP0754
Formula: C30H26O10
Mol Weight: 546.528
Botanical Source: Hypocrella bambusae (Berk. et Br.) Sacc
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Product name: hypocrellin A
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Catalogue No.: BP0754
Cas No.: 77029-83-5
Formula: C30H26O10
Mol Weight: 546.528
Botanical Source: Hypocrella bambusae (Berk. et Br.) Sacc
Physical Description:
Type of Compound: Anthraquinones

Purity: 95%~99%
Analysis Method: HPLC-DAD or/and HPLC-ELSD
Identification Method: Mass, NMR
Packing: Brown vial or HDPE plastic bottle

Storage: Store in a well closed container, protected from air and light. Put into refrigerate or freeze for long term storage.
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Hypocrellin A, an a natural perylene quinine photosensitizers (PSs), can chelate with heavy metal ions, including Au(III) and Pt(IV), to form a 1:2 complex. Hypocrellin A has light-induced antitumor,antifungal and antiviral activities, it also exerts immunomodulatory effects on MHC-restricted presentation of antigen.



Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2013 Oct 1;23(19):5317-24.    

Internal heavy atom effect of Au(III) and Pt(IV) on hypocrellin A for enhanced in vitro photodynamic therapy of cancer.  


Hypocrellin A (HA), an a natural perylene quinine photosensitizers (PSs), can chelate with heavy metal ions, including Au(III) and Pt(IV), to form a 1:2 complex, which exhibits enhanced (1)O2 generation quantum yield through the increased intersystem crossing efficiency mediated by internal heavy atom effect. Besides, the chelate process greatly improved the water solubility of HA. 


Comparative studies with HA and complexes have demonstrated that the heavy-atom effect on HA molecules enhances the efficiency of in vitro photodynamic (PDT) efficacy.    

Nanoscale. 2013 Dec 7;5(23):11910-8.    

A new near infrared photosensitizing nanoplatform containing blue-emitting up-conversion nanoparticles and hypocrellin A for photodynamic therapy of cancer cells.   

The utilization of up-conversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) for photodynamic therapy (PDT) has gained significant interest due to their unique ability to convert near infrared light to UV/visible light. Previous work mainly focused on the fabrication of green and red emitting UCNPs to load photosensitizers (PSs) for PDT. 


In this work, we firstly developed a new multifunctional nanoplatform combining blue-emitting UCNPs with blue-light excited PS (Hypocrellin A, HA) as a NIR photosensitizing nanoplatform for PDT of cancer cells. Tween 20 coated NaYbF4:Tm, Gd@NaGdF4 UCNPs (Tween 20-UCNPs) with strong blue up-conversion luminescence and good water dispersibility were prepared for use as PS carriers. The blue emission band matched well with the efficient absorption band of HA, thereby facilitating the resonance energy transfer from UCNPs to HA and then activating HA to produce singlet oxygen ((1)O2). 


The in vitro study showed that these Tween 20-UCNPs@HA complexes could efficiently produce (1)O2 to kill cancer cells under 980 nm NIR excitation. Moreover, these Gd(3+) and Yb(3+) containing nanoparticles also exhibited positive contrast effects in both T1 weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) imaging, making them become a multifunctional platform for simultaneous PDT and bio-imaging.    

Immune Netw. 2011 Dec;11(6):412-5.    

Immunomodulatory Effects of Hypocrellin A on MHC-restricted Antigen Processing.   

Hypocrellin A has gained much attention in recent years due to its light-induced antitumor, antifungal and antiviral activities. 


Here we report that Hypocrellin A exerts immunomodulatory effects on MHC-restricted presentation of antigen. Hypocrellin A inhibited class II-MHC restricted presentation of exogenous antigen, but not class I MHC-restricted presentation of exogenous antigen, in dendritic cells. Hypocrellin A also inhibited the cytosolic pathway of endogenous antigen presentation. However, Hypocrellin Adid not inhibit the expression of class I and class II MHC molecules on dendritic cells (DCs), the phagocytic activity of DCs, or the H-2K(b)-restricted presentation of a synthetic peptide, SIINFEKL. 


These results show that Hypocrellin A differentially modulates the MHC-restricted antigen presentation pathways.    

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