Cepharanthine powder is an alkaloid isolated and extracted from the tubers or vine of Stephania epigaeaL. or Menispermaceae. It is an active ingredient in Chinese herbal medicine and has been approved for the treatment of various diseases with more than 40 years of clinical application history.
CAS number: 481-49-2
Appearance: White crystals, no smell
Storage: keep in dark, cool place
Properties: Steynin is white or light yellow powder, odorless, slightly bitter in taste, and becomes darker when exposed to light.
Main uses: analgesics, leukocyte proliferation drugs, can promote the proliferation of bone marrow tissue, thereby increasing white blood cells, for leukopenia, with anti-tumor, anti-malaria, antibacterial, regulatory functions, etc.
Cepharanthine powder, a leukocyte leucocyte-stimulating agents , can promote bone marrow tissue proliferation, thereby increasing white blood cells. For leukopenia. It can increase leukocytes in peripheral blood. Animal experiments have found that it can significantly prevent leukopenia caused by mitomycin, but does not inhibit the anticancer effect of mitomycin. It aids to promoting the proliferation of bone marrow tissue, thereby producing the effect of increasing white blood cells. For agranulocytosis caused by tumor chemotherapy, radiotherapy and leukopenia caused by other reasons.
A patent specification shows that the three screened anti-new coronavirus effective compounds, seraphine, celamectin, and mefloquine hydrochloride, were tested. Quine can inhibit virus replication by 15393 times, 5053 times and 31 times respectively after 72 hours of cell infection, and repeated experimental results remain the same.
Below is a compare of trial experiment of CLQ , LPV, FPV, RDV, CEP, NFV inhibition on SARS-COV-2RNA and cell validility.
Here is the abbrivation for each CEP:Cepharanthine；NFV: nelfinavir； CLQ: chloroquine; RDV: remdesivir