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ChEMBL ChEMBL490533 YesY
ChemSpider 19910
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.582
PubChem 21171
Molar mass 339.38504
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Canadine is a protoberberine alkaloid[1][2] which can act as a calcium channel blocker. It is also one of the many alkaloids found in Corydalis yanhusuo from the family of Papaveraceae.


  1. Cech, Nadja; Junio, Hiyas; Ackermann, Laynez; Kavanaugh, Jeffrey; Horswill, Alexander (2012). "Quorum Quenching and Antimicrobial Activity of Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)". Planta Medica. 78 (14): 1556–61. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1315042. PMID 22814821.
  2. Correché, Estela R.; Andujar, Sebastian A.; Kurdelas, Rita R.; Lechón, María J. Gómez; Freile, Mónica L.; Enriz, Ricardo D. (2008). "Antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of canadine: Biological effects and structural aspects". Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. 16 (7): 3641–51. doi:10.1016/j.bmc.2008.02.015. PMID 18295494.
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