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Molecules 2016, 21(10), 1385; doi:10.3390/molecules21101385

New Sesquiterpenoids and Anti-Platelet Aggregation Constituents from the Rhizomes of Curcuma zedoaria

Department of Pharmacy, Tajen University, Pingtung 907, Taiwan
Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Natural Products, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Department of Pharmacy, Zuoying Branch of Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan
Department of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chinese Medicine Resources, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Department of Biotechnology, Asia University, Taichung 413, Taiwan
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Pingtung 944, Taiwan
Department of Biological Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 16 September 2016 / Revised: 8 October 2016 / Accepted: 12 October 2016 / Published: 17 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Two new sesquiterpenoids—13-hydroxycurzerenone (1) and 1-oxocurzerenone (2)—have been isolated from the rhizomes of Curcuma zedoaria, together with 13 known compounds (315). The structures of two new compounds were determined through spectroscopic and MS analyses. Among the isolated compounds, 13-hydroxycurzerenone (1), 1-oxocurzerenone (2), curzerenone (3), germacrone (4), curcolone (5), procurcumenol (6), ermanin (7), curcumin (8), and a mixture of stigmast-4-en-3,6-dione (12) and stigmasta-4,22-dien-3,6-dione (13) exhibited inhibition (with inhibition % in the range of 21.28%–67.58%) against collagen-induced platelet aggregation at 100 μM. Compounds 1, 5, 7, 8, and the mixture of 12 and 13 inhibited arachidonic acid (AA)-induced platelet aggregation at 100 μM with inhibition % in the range of 23.44%–95.36%. View Full-Text
Keywords: Curcuma zedoaria; Zingiberaceae; rhizomes; sesquiterpenoids; anti-platelet aggregation Curcuma zedoaria; Zingiberaceae; rhizomes; sesquiterpenoids; anti-platelet aggregation

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Chen, J.-J.; Tsai, T.-H.; Liao, H.-R.; Chen, L.-C.; Kuo, Y.-H.; Sung, P.-J.; Chen, C.-L.; Wei, C.-S. New Sesquiterpenoids and Anti-Platelet Aggregation Constituents from the Rhizomes of Curcuma zedoaria. Molecules 2016, 21, 1385.

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