Germacrone is an essential oil extracted from Rhizoma curcuma and has been used as an anti-cancer and anti-viral agent. It has been shown to eliminate hepatic and breast cancer cell lines by inhibiting cyclin dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) activity. It has also been shown to upregulate apoptotic protein expression.
Inhibition of viral replication by germacrone occurs early in the virus cycle. When used against influenza, germacrone inhibited in vivo and in vitro viral replication by inhibiting viral RNA and protein synthesis. This prevents viral replication after splicing DNA by removing the needed materials for proliferation.
MW: 218.33 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at 4°C.
PubChem Chemical ID: 6436348
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION!!