CAS Number: 42553-65-1
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation): C44H64O24
Molecular Weight: 976.96
Storage temp. : 2-8°C
Properties: Related Categories: Cell Biology, Hematology and Histology, Natural Dyes, Stains and Dyes
Grade: for microscopy
General description: A highly unsaturared diterpene dicarboxylic acid ester found in saffron.
Biochem/physiol Actions: Crocin alleviates some ethanol-induced impairments of learning and prevents ethanol-induced inhibition of hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP), a form of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity that may underly learning and memory. Related CNS effects are specific to the digentiobiose ester; crocetin glucose gentiobiose ester is half as potent, and the diglucose ester has no effect at all.
Other Notes: Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database.