Imperatorin is begin in anise. Imperatorin is present in Aegle marmelos (bael fruit) and seeds of Pastinaca sativa (parsnip).Imperatorin is a furocoumarin and a phytochemical that has been abandoned from Urena lobata L. (Malvaceae). It is biosynthesized from umbelliferone, a coumarin derivative. Imperatorin has been apparent to display anti-hypertrophic and anti-convulsant functions. Imperatorin belongs to the ancestors of Furanocoumarins. These are polycyclic ambrosial compounds absolute a furan ring alloyed to a coumarin moeity.
Imperatorin is a modulator of p38,ERK pathway. Imperatorin increases BMP-2 announcement (mRNA) and increases cartilage density/volume and mineralization in vivo.