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Chemical FormulaC15H12O4
Molecular weight256.257 g/mol
Names and Identifiers
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Traditional NameLiquiritigenin
CAS Registry Number578-86-9


Liquiritigenin is a flavanone that was isolated from Glycyrrhiza uralensis, and is found in a variety of plants, including Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice). It is an estrogenic compound which acts as a selective agonist of the ERβ subtype of the estrogen receptor (ER), though it is also reported to act as an ERα partial agonist at sufficient concentrations. It also has a choleretic effect.


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