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Molecules 2017, 22(10), 1698; doi:10.3390/molecules22101698

Chemical and Biological Research on Herbal Medicines Rich in Xanthones

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Tianjin State Key Laboratory of Modern Chinese Medicine, 312 Anshanxi Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300193, China
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Tianjin Key Laboratory of TCM Chemistry and Analysis, Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 312 Anshan Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300193, China
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Received: 11 September 2017 / Accepted: 9 October 2017 / Published: 11 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Herbal Medicine Research)
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Xanthones, as some of the most active components and widely distributed in various herb medicines, have drawn more and more attention in recent years. So far, 168 species of herbal plants belong to 58 genera, 24 families have been reported to contain xanthones. Among them, Calophyllum, Cratoxylum, Cudrania, Garcinia, Gentiana, Hypericum and Swertia genera are plant resources with great development prospect. This paper summarizes the plant resources, bioactivity and the structure-activity relationships (SARs) of xanthones from references published over the last few decades, which may be useful for new drug research and development on xanthones. View Full-Text
Keywords: herbal medicines; xanthones; plant sources; pharmacology; gambogic acid; structure-activity relationships herbal medicines; xanthones; plant sources; pharmacology; gambogic acid; structure-activity relationships
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Ruan, J.; Zheng, C.; Liu, Y.; Qu, L.; Yu, H.; Han, L.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, T. Chemical and Biological Research on Herbal Medicines Rich in Xanthones. Molecules 2017, 22, 1698.

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