Xanthones-A Structural Perspective

Author(s): L. Gales, A. M. Damas.

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 12 , Issue 21 , 2005

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Xanthones, synthesized or isolated from a natural source, display a wide range of biological and pharmacological activities. In a few cases, their chemical characterization has involved the structure elucidation by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The purpose of this review is to assess in detail this three-dimensional structural data, and thus contribute to a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the different biological activities presented by xanthones.

Keywords: xanthone, three-dimensional structure, crystallography

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Year: 2005
Page: [2499 - 2515]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/092986705774370727
Price: $58

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