Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3778

Full Length Research Paper

Non-alkaloid components from Uncaria sinensis (Oliv.) Havil. and their chemotaxonomic significance

Sun Guang Li1,2, Xu Xu Dong1*, Yang Jun Shan1, Zhong Ming Liang1,2, Lv Li Xun2and Jing Quan Yuan1
1Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100193, China. 2Hebei United University, Hebei Tangshan 063000, China.
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  •  Accepted: 24 May 2011
  •  Published: 23 September 2011


Ten non-alkaloid compounds (1-10) including one aromatic compound, one anthraquinone, two triterpenoids and five flavonoids were isolated from Uncaria sinensis (oliv.) Havil. for the first time, except compounds 3 and 9. The chemotaxonomic significance of these compounds was summarized.


Key words: Uncaria sinensis (oliv.) Havil., Rubiaceae, natural products, chemotaxonomic studies.