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Huperzine A

Huperzine A is extracted from Huperzinaserrata (Thumb.) Trev. Stanford Chemicals has been providing quality Huperzine A and many other natural plant extracts for over 25 years.

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Huperzine A Safety Tips

Handling of Huperzine A should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with the handling of potent active pharmaceutical ingredients. Moderate to severe irritant to the skin and eyes.


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  • 2. Energy Landscapes of Human Acetylcholinesterase and Its Huperzine A-Inhibited Counterpart.
    Trapp M, Trovaslet M, Nachon F, Koza MM, van Eijck L, Hill F, Weik M, Masson P, Tehei M, Peters J.J Phys Chem B. 2012 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]
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  • 4. A combination of [+] and [-]-Huperzine A improves protection against soman toxicity compared to [+]-Huperzine A in guinea pigs.
    Wang Y, Wei Y, Oguntayo S, Doctor BP, Nambiar MP.Chem Biol Interact. 2012 Nov 2. doi:pii: S0009-2797(12)00222-0.  10.1016/j.cbi.2012.10.016. [Epub ahead of print]
  • 5. Bis(12)-hupyridone, a novel acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, protects against glutamate-induced neuronal excitotoxicity via activating α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor/phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt cascade.
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  • 7. New insights into huperzine A for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
    Zhang HY.Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2012 Sep;33(9):1170-5. doi: 10.1038/aps.2012.128. Epub 2012 Sep 3.
  • 8. On-line immobilized acetylcholinesterase microreactor for screening of inhibitors from natural extracts by capillary electrophoresis.
    Min W, Wang W, Chen J, Wang A, Hu Z.Anal Bioanal Chem. 2012 Nov;404(8):2397-405. doi: 10.1007/s00216-012-6333-8. Epub 2012 Aug 30.
  • 9. Molecular cloning and characterization of copper amine oxidase from Huperzia serrata.
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  • 10. An efficient total synthesis of (-)-huperzine A.
    Ding R, Sun BF, Lin GQ.Org Lett. 2012 Sep 7;14(17):4446-9. doi: 10.1021/ol301951r. Epub 2012 Aug 17.
  • 11. Simultaneously preparative purification of Huperzine A and Huperzine B from Huperzia serrata by macroporous resin and preparative high performance liquid chromatography.
    Zhang H, Liang H, Kuang P, Yuan Q, Wang Y.J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2012 Sep 1;904:65-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2012.07.019. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
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  • 13. Huperzine A ameliorates cognitive deficits and oxidative stress in the hippocampus of rats exposed to acute hypobaric hypoxia.
    Shi Q, Fu J, Ge D, He Y, Ran J, Liu Z, Wei J, Diao T, Lu Y.Neurochem Res. 2012 Sep;37(9):2042-52. doi: 10.1007/s11064-012-0826-x. Epub 2012 Jun 19.
  • 14. Huprine X and Huperzine A Improve Cognition and Regulate Some Neurochemical Processes Related with Alzheimer’s Disease in Triple Transgenic Mice (3xTg-AD).
    Ratia M, Giménez-Llort L, Camps P, Muñoz-Torrero D, Pérez B, Clos MV, Badia A.Neurodegener Dis. 2012 May 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  • 15. Examining the interactome of huperzine A by magnetic biopanning.
    Guo W, Liu S, Peng J, Wei X, Sun Y, Qiu Y, Gao G, Wang P, Xu Y.PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37098. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037098. Epub 2012 May 16.
  • 16. Huperzine A-phospholipid complex-loaded biodegradable thermosensitive polymer gel for controlled drug release.
    Cai X, Luan Y, Jiang Y, Song A, Shao W, Li Z, Zhao Z.Int J Pharm. 2012 Aug 20;433(1-2):102-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2012.05.009. Epub 2012 May 11.
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  • 18. Decreased accumulation of subcellular amyloid-β with improved mitochondrial function mediates the neuroprotective effect of huperzine A.
    Yang L, Ye CY, Huang XT, Tang XC, Zhang HY.J Alzheimers Dis. 2012;31(1):131-42. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2012-120274.
  • 19. Huperzine A ameliorates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis via the suppression of T cell-mediated neuronal inflammation in mice.
    Wang J, Chen F, Zheng P, Deng W, Yuan J, Peng B, Wang R, Liu W, Zhao H, Wang Y, Wu G.Exp Neurol. 2012 Jul;236(1):79-87. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2012.03.024. Epub 2012 Apr 15.
  • 20. Development and validation of a simple assay for the determination of cholinesterase activity in whole blood of laboratory animals.
    Naik RS, Liu W, Saxena A.J Appl Toxicol. 2012 Mar 12. doi: 10.1002/jat.2730. [Epub ahead of print]


Product Name

Huperzine A



Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight


Botanical Source

Huperzinaserrata (Thumb.) Trev


98% HPLC


White powder


25 kg/drum


Stored in cool & dry places, protected from direct sunlight and heat.

Shelf Life

2 years


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