Boforsin; Colforsin; Coleonol
Forskolin is a labdane diterpene that is produced by Coleus forskohlii
Forskolin is soluble in DMSO, Methanol, Ethanol, Dichloromethane, Forskolin may be dissolved in 2% ethanol in water, by dissolving it first in Ethanol and subsequently diluting this solution with water.
- diterpene antibiotic
- Bronchodilator agent, Agents that cause an increase in the expansion of a bronchus or bronchial tubes.
- Cardiotonic agent: Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output.
- Vasodilator agent: Agent causing dilation of the blood vessels.
- Forskolin activates Adenylate Cyclase, thus increasing the cyclic AMP intra-cellular concentration. Forskolin is commonly used to raise levels of cyclic AMP (cAMP) in the study and research of cell physiology. Forskolin has been mentioned as a possible weight loss aid, and as a mean to treat Glaucoma, as it may reduce the intraocular pressure. See also United States Patent Application 20100168014