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Molecules 2018, 23(2), 474; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23020474

Therapeutic Potential of Oridonin and Its Analogs: From Anticancer and Antiinflammation to Neuroprotection

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Chemical Biology Program, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
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Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Received: 10 January 2018 / Revised: 13 February 2018 / Accepted: 21 February 2018 / Published: 22 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neuroprotective Agents)
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Oridonin, a diterpenoid natural product commonly used in East Asian herbal medicine, is garnering increased attention in the biomedical community due to its extensive biological activities that include antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hepatic fibrosis prevention, and neurological effects. Over the past decade, significant progress has been made in structure activity relationship and mechanism of action studies of oridonin for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. This review provides a brief summary on oridonin and its analogs in cancer drug discovery and antiinflammation and highlights its emerging therapeutic potential in neuroprotection applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: oridonin; anticancer; antiinflammation; neuroprotection; Alzheimer’s disease oridonin; anticancer; antiinflammation; neuroprotection; Alzheimer’s disease
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Xu, J.; Wold, E.A.; Ding, Y.; Shen, Q.; Zhou, J. Therapeutic Potential of Oridonin and Its Analogs: From Anticancer and Antiinflammation to Neuroprotection. Molecules 2018, 23, 474.

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