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Molecules 2017, 22(11), 1982; doi:10.3390/molecules22111982

Effect of Abscisic Acid on Accumulation of Five Active Components in Root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis

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Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100193, China
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College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 6 Wangjing Zhonghuan Road, Beijing 100102, China
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Received: 10 October 2017 / Revised: 3 November 2017 / Accepted: 11 November 2017 / Published: 15 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Abstract

Licorice is one of the most generally used herbal medicines in the world; however, wild licorice resources have decreased drastically. Cultivated Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fischer are the main source of licorice at present, but the content of main active components in cultivated G. uralensis are lower than in wild G. uralensis. Therefore, the production of high-quality cultivated G. uralensis is an urgent issue for the research and production fields. In this study, the content of five active components and seven endogenous phytohormones in cultivated G. uralensis (two-year-old) were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), respectively. Furthermore, different concentrations (25–200 mg/L) of exogenous abscisic acid (ABA) were sprayed on the leaves of G. uralensis in the fast growing period. Results showed that ABA, zeatin riboside (ZR), and dihydrozeatin riboside (DHZR) had strong correlation with active components. In addition, the content of five active components increased remarkably after ABA treatment. Our results indicate that ABA is significantly related to the accumulation of active components in G. uralensis, and the application of exogenous ABA at the proper concentration is able to promote the accumulation of main components in G. uralensis. View Full-Text
Keywords: Glycyrrhiza uralensis; phytohormones; abscisic acid; active components; glycyrrhizin Glycyrrhiza uralensis; phytohormones; abscisic acid; active components; glycyrrhizin
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Qiao, J.; Luo, Z.; Li, Y.; Ren, G.; Liu, C.; Ma, X. Effect of Abscisic Acid on Accumulation of Five Active Components in Root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis. Molecules 2017, 22, 1982.

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