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Products Name: Piperine


Molecular Formula: C17H19NO3


CAS No.: 94-62-2


Product Description:

Piperine is the alkaloid responsible for the pungency of black pepper and long pepper, along with chavicine. It has also been used in some forms of traditional medicine and as an insecticide. The pungency caused by capsaicin and piperine is caused by activation of the heat and acidity sensing TRPV ion channel TRPV1 on nociceptors. Piperine has also been found to inhibit human CYP3A4 and P-glycoprotein, enzymes important for the metabolism and transport of xenobiotics and metabolites.