Curcumin, a tyrosinase inhibitor, exists as a pigment in the natural/dietary agent Curcuma longa L (turmeric). Also referred to as diferuloyl methane, it is a symmetric molecule with a 7-carbon linker connecting two o-methoxy phenolic groups containing aromatic rings. It is synthesized by Pabon′s reaction using vanillin and acetyl acetone in the presence of boric oxide.
CAS No.: 458-37-7
Molecular Formula: C₂₁H₂₀O₆
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• as a supplement to evaluate its anti-carcinogenic and anti-apoptotic effect on cancer cells and cardiomyocytes
• to test its anti-inflammatory effect in human promyelocytic leukemia cell line, the HL-60
• to evaluate its attenuating effect on amyloidαβ pathology