Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy of Naturally Occurring Prenyloxyanthraquinones

Author(s): Francesco Epifano, Serena Fiorito, Giuseppe Carlucci, Marcello Locatelli, Salvatore Genovese.

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets

Volume 14 , Issue 9 , 2013

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Abstract:

Several natural compounds containing an anthraquinone core linked to a prenyloxy chain have been reported in the literature in recent years. The discovery in the plant kingdom of such secondary metabolites is a novel acquisition in the phytochemistry research field and in many cases led to a re-consideration of the secondary metabolite pool of well known anthraquinone-containing plants. In this review article we will focus on the phytochemistry and pharmacognosy of prenyloxyanthraquinones putting in evidence the natural sources and their biological properties as anti-microbial and anticancer agents.

Keywords: Anthraquinones, anti-cancer activity, anti-inflammatory activity, oxyprenylated seconddary metabolites, polyketides.

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VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 9
Year: 2013
Page: [959 - 963]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1389450111314090004
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