Product Name: Apigenin-Octapeptide-2
Synonyms: Apigenin-KLKKTETQ, Apigenin-Lys-Leu-Lys-Lys-Thr-Glu-Thr-Gln,
Description: Apigenin (4′,5,7-trihydroxyflavone), a flavonoid belonging to the flavone structural class, is found in plants such as parsley, celery, artichokes and chamomile. A growing body of evidence has shown that apigenin possess antioxidant, anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-proliferative properties. In addition, preparations from chamomile have been historically used to treat cutaneous inflammation and other dermatological diseases. Octapeptide-2(LKKTETQ) promotes wound healing in normal rats and in aged mice and appears to be as active as the parent molecule when applied topically to full thickness dermal wounds. An unexpected finding was its ability also to promote hair growth when applied topically to rodent skin via activation of existing follicles. It is also supposed to stop depigmentation in hair.