Isolation and hypoglycemic activity of quinquefolans A, B, and C, Glycans of panax quinquefolium roots

Yoshiteru Oshima, Kuniko Sato, Hiroshi Hikino

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Abstract

An H2O extract of the American crude drug “Amerika-ninjin” (American ginseng), Panax quinquefolium roots, exhibited significant hypoglycemic activity in mice. Activity-guided fractionation of the extract led to isolation of three glycans, quinquefolans A, B, and C, which displayed hypoglycemic effects in normal and alloxan-induced hyperglycemic mice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-190
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry

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