Molecules 2012, 17(9), 10893-10901; doi:10.3390/molecules170910893
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Platelet-Activating Factor (PAF) Antagonistic Activity of a New Biflavonoid from Garcinia nervosa var. pubescens King

1 Drug and Herbal Research Centre, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2 Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, 50588 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Received: 30 July 2012; in revised form: 28 August 2012 / Accepted: 3 September 2012 / Published: 10 September 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Abstract: The methanol extract of the leaves of Garcinia nervosa var. pubescens King, which showed strong inhibitory effects on platelet-activating factor (PAF) receptor binding, was subjected to bioassay-guided isolation to obtain a new biflavonoid, II-3,I-5, II-5,II-7,I-4',II-4'-hexahydroxy-(I-3,II-8)-flavonylflavanonol together with two known flavonoids, 6-methyl-4'-methoxyflavone and acacetin. The structures of the compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic methods. The compounds were evaluated for their ability to inhibit PAF receptor binding to rabbit platelets using 3H-PAF as a ligand. The biflavonoid and acacetin showed strong inhibition with IC50 values of 28.0 and 20.4 µM, respectively. The results suggest that these compounds could be responsible for the strong PAF antagonistic activity of the plant.
Keywords: Garcinia nervosa var. pubescens; biflavonoid; platelet-activating factor (PAF) antagonists; platelets

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Jalil, J.; Jantan, I.; Ghani, A.A.; Murad, S. Platelet-Activating Factor (PAF) Antagonistic Activity of a New Biflavonoid from Garcinia nervosa var. pubescens King. Molecules 2012, 17, 10893-10901.

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Jalil J, Jantan I, Ghani AA, Murad S. Platelet-Activating Factor (PAF) Antagonistic Activity of a New Biflavonoid from Garcinia nervosa var. pubescens King. Molecules. 2012; 17(9):10893-10901.

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Jalil, Juriyati; Jantan, Ibrahim; Ghani, Azura Abdul; Murad, Shahnaz. 2012. "Platelet-Activating Factor (PAF) Antagonistic Activity of a New Biflavonoid from Garcinia nervosa var. pubescens King." Molecules 17, no. 9: 10893-10901.

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