Scoparone is a compound found in the herb, Yin Chin, that can up-regulate the expression and activate the CAR (constitutive androstane receptor) found in the liver. It has been shown to clear the accumulation of bilirubin (sc-202499) by the activation of CAR in neonatal jaundice. Other studies show that scaparone inhibits lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced tissue factor (TF) expression in HUVECs and that it acts as an anti-inflammatory compound. TCPOBOP also transactivates CAR, however, scoparone can activate murine and human CAR. Scaparone can increase dopamine release by synapsin I phosphorylation through activation of PKA and CaMKII© in PC12 cells. It can also activate neurite outgrowth and improve dopamine biosynthesis in PC12 cells.
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