Some Wild-Growing Plant Species from Serbia and Montenegro as the Potential Sources of Drugs

Author(s): I. S. Aljancic, V. E. Vajs, V. V. Tesevic, S. M. Milosavljevic

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 14 , Issue 29 , 2008

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The results of phytochemical investigation, over the last decade, of some wild-growing plant species from Serbia and Montenegro belonging to the families Asteraceae, Guttiferae and Gentianaceae are reported. Most of the investigated species are endemites and the emphasis in this report is on those exhibiting biological activities that could be regarded as the potential sources of drugs. This review comprises 154 compounds, e.g. sesquiterpene lactones and flavonoids (Asteraceae), xanthones, secoiridoids and C-glucoflavonoids (Gentanaceae) and prenylated phloroglucinols (Guttiferae) as well as some other secondary metabolites, produced by the above families, which could be of pharmacological interest.

Keywords: Asteraceae, Guttiferae, Gentianaceae, sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, prenylated phloroglucinols, xanthones, secoiridoids

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Year: 2008
Page: [3089 - 3105]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/138161208786404236
Price: $65

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