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MedKoo CAT#: 540239

CAS#: 3621-38-3

Description: Jatrorrhizine is a AChE inhibitor found in Corydalis and Coptydis. It increases expression of p21 and p27 and induces cell cycle arrest in melanoma cells, suppresses amyloid-β-induced toxicity in neurons, inhibits growth of Plasmodium, Leishmania, and Trypanosoma, and increases gastric emptying rates.

Price and Availability


USD 410


Jatrorrhizine, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 540239
Name: Jatrorrhizine
CAS#: 3621-38-3
Chemical Formula: C20H20NO4+
Exact Mass: 338.1387
Molecular Weight: 338.38
Elemental Analysis: C, 70.99; H, 5.96; N, 4.14; O, 18.91

Synonym: Jatrorrhizine

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 3-hydroxy-2,9,10-trimethoxy-5,6-dihydroisoquinolino[3,2-a]isoquinolin-7-ium


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H19NO4/c1-23-18-5-4-12-8-16-14-10-19(24-2)17(22)9-13(14)6-7-21(16)11-15(12)20(18)25-3/h4-5,8-11H,6-7H2,1-3H3/p+1


Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


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2: Ye Z, Li Y, Wen J, Li K, Ye B. Study of the voltammetric behavior of jatrorrhizine and its sensitive determination at electrochemical pretreatment glassy carbon electrode. Talanta. 2014 Aug;126:38-45. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2014.03.026. Epub 2014 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 24881532.

3: Mi R, Hu YJ, Fan XY, Ouyang Y, Bai AM. Exploring the site-selective binding of jatrorrhizine to human serum albumin: spectroscopic and molecular modeling approaches. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014 Jan 3;117:163-9. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.08.013. Epub 2013 Aug 12. PubMed PMID: 23988532.

4: Li J, Li J, Jiao Y, Dong C. Spectroscopic analysis and molecular modeling on the interaction of jatrorrhizine with human serum albumin (HSA). Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014 Jan 24;118:48-54. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2013.07.029. Epub 2013 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 24036307.

5: Shi R, Zhou H, Ma B, Ma Y, Wu D, Wang X, Luo H, Cheng N. Pharmacokinetics and metabolism of jatrorrhizine, a gastric prokinetic drug candidate. Biopharm Drug Dispos. 2012 Apr;33(3):135-45. doi: 10.1002/bdd.1779. Epub 2012 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 22344858.

6: Tan Z, Zhu R, Shi R, Zhong J, Ma Y, Wang C, Wang X, Cheng N. Involvement of rat organic cation transporter 2 in the renal uptake of jatrorrhizine. J Pharm Sci. 2013 Apr;102(4):1333-42. doi: 10.1002/jps.23432. Epub 2012 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 23280813.

7: Zhang B, Cao A, Zhou J, Hu Z, Wu D. Effect of jatrorrhizine on delayed gastrointestinal transit in rat postoperative ileus. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2012 Mar;64(3):413-9. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-7158.2011.01407.x. Epub 2011 Nov 13. PubMed PMID: 22309273.

8: Zhou H, Shi R, Ma B, Ma Y, Wang C, Wu D, Wang X, Cheng N. CYP450 1A2 and multiple UGT1A isoforms are responsible for jatrorrhizine metabolism in human liver microsomes. Biopharm Drug Dispos. 2013 Apr;34(3):176-85. doi: 10.1002/bdd.1835. Epub 2013 Feb 5. PubMed PMID: 23299247.

9: Luo T, Zhang H, Zhang WW, Huang JT, Song EL, Chen SG, He F, Xu J, Wang HQ. Neuroprotective effect of Jatrorrhizine on hydrogen peroxide-induced cell injury and its potential mechanisms in PC12 cells. Neurosci Lett. 2011 Jul 12;498(3):227-31. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2011.05.017. Epub 2011 May 13. PubMed PMID: 21605627.

10: Luo T, Shen X, Li S, Ouyang T, Wang H. The Protective Effect of Jatrorrhizine against Oxidative Stress in Primary Rat Cortical Neurons. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2016 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27401065.

11: Yuan J, Zhou J, Hu Z, Ji G, Xie J, Wu D. The effects of jatrorrhizine on contractile responses of rat ileum. Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 Aug 1;663(1-3):74-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2011.05.002. Epub 2011 May 11. PubMed PMID: 21596029.

12: Jiang W, Duan WB, Li S, Shen XY, Zhou Y, Luo T, He F, Xu J, Wang HQ. Jatrorrhizine Protects Against Okadaic Acid Induced Oxidative Toxicity Through Inhibiting the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases Pathways in HT22 Hippocampal Neurons. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2015;14(10):1334-42. PubMed PMID: 26295822.

13: Liu R, Cao Z, Pan Y, Zhang G, Yang P, Guo P, Zhou Q. Jatrorrhizine hydrochloride inhibits the proliferation and neovascularization of C8161 metastatic melanoma cells. Anticancer Drugs. 2013 Aug;24(7):667-76. doi: 10.1097/CAD.0b013e328361ab28. PubMed PMID: 23695011.

14: Li Y, Wang H, Si N, Ren W, Han L, Xin S, Zuo R, Wei X, Yang J, Zhao H, Bian B. Metabolic profiling analysis of berberine, palmatine, jatrorrhizine, coptisine and epiberberine in zebrafish by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometer. Xenobiotica. 2015 Apr;45(4):302-11. doi: 10.3109/00498254.2014.979270. Epub 2014 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 25369727.

15: Lo SN, Chang YP, Tsai KC, Chang CY, Wu TS, Ueng YF. Inhibition of CYP1 by berberine, palmatine, and jatrorrhizine: selectivity, kinetic characterization, and molecular modeling. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2013 Nov 1;272(3):671-80. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2013.07.005. Epub 2013 Jul 22. PubMed PMID: 23886934.

16: Luo T, Jiang W, Kong Y, Li S, He F, Xu J, Wang HQ. The protective effects of jatrorrhizine on β-amyloid (25-35)-induced neurotoxicity in rat cortical neurons. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2012 Dec;11(8):1030-7. PubMed PMID: 23244426.

17: Mi R, Li PQ, Hu YJ, Fan XY, Li HY, Yu XC, Ouyang Y. Biophysical studies on the interactions of jatrorrhizine with bovine serum albumin by spectroscopic and molecular modeling methods. Mol Biol Rep. 2013 Jul;40(7):4397-404. doi: 10.1007/s11033-013-2529-z. Epub 2013 May 5. PubMed PMID: 23645029.

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