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Citicoline (Cytidine diphosphate-choline) is an intermediate in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, a component of cell membranes. Citicoline exerts neuroprotective effects.

Product information

CAS Number: 987-78-0

Molecular Weight: 488.32

Formula: C14H26N4O11P2


Cytidine diphosphate-choline


Cytidine 5'-diphosphocholine

Chemical Name: hydrogen [({[(2R, 3S, 4R, 5R)-5-(4-amino-2-oxo-1, 2-dihydropyrimidin-1-yl)-3, 4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]methoxy}[2-(trimethylazaniumyl)ethoxy]phosphoryl)oxy]phosphonate

Smiles: C[N+](C)(C)CCOP(=O)(OC[C@H]1O[C@H]([C@H](O)[C@@H]1O)N1C=CC(N)=NC1=O)OP([O-])(O)=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C14H26N4O11P2/c1-18(2,3)6-7-26-31(25,29-30(22,23)24)27-8-9-11(19)12(20)13(28-9)17-5-4-10(15)16-14(17)21/h4-5,9,11-13,19-20H,6-8H2,1-3H3,(H3-,15,16,21,22,23,24)/t9-,11-,12-,13-,31?/m1/s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: H2O : 50 mg/mL (102.39 mM; Need ultrasonic) DMSO : < 1 mg/mL (insoluble or slightly soluble)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

To determine the potential neuroprotective activity of Citicoline and Homotaurine, treated retinal cells are treated with increasing concentrations of Citicoline or Homotaurine for 24 hours. 1 μM, 10 μM and 100 μM of Citicoline or Homotaurine are used to investigate whether may contribute to a reduced cell viability in retinal cells. Retinal cells are well preserved in Citicoline- or Homotaurine-treated cultures, with no evidence of toxicity or significant loss of viability after treatments. 100 μM of Citicoline is not harmful to retinal neuroglial cells in vitro and 100 μM of Homotaurine is an effective concentration to enhance neuroprotection in a model of experimental glaucoma. Therefore, this concentration of Citicoline and Homotaurine is used for all subsequent experiments. To evaluate whether cotreatment with Citicoline and Homotaurine is able to induce a synergistic neuroprotective effect against glutamate excitotoxicity, retinal cell cultures are exposed to Citicoline 100 μM, Homotaurine 100 μM, and Citicoline+Homotaurine 100 μM, 24 hours before glutamate treatment. In the presence of 100 μM Citicoline, a significant increase in cell viability is observed.

In Vivo:

Administration of Citicoline in a dose of 1000 mg/kg produces more pronounced increase in the threshold of clonic seizures and tonic phase of seizures with lethal outcome (by 18.54 and 50.08% respectively, in comparison with the control). The anticonvulsant effect is most pronounced after injection of Citicoline in a dose of 1000 mg/kg.


  1. Davinelli S, et al. Cytoprotective Effects of Citicoline and Homotaurine against Glutamate and High Glucose Neurotoxicity in Primary Cultured Retinal Cells. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:2825703.
  2. Karpova MN, et al. Increase of the seizure threshold in C57BL/6 mice after citicoline administration. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2015 Jan;158(3):315-7.

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