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Current Bioactive Compounds


ISSN (Print): 1573-4072
ISSN (Online): 1875-6646

Antifungal Compounds from Piper Species

Author(s): Wen-Hui Xu and Xing-Cong Li

Volume 7, Issue 4, 2011

Page: [262 - 267] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/157340711798375822

Price: $65


This review documents chemical structures and antifungal activities of 68 compounds isolated from 22 Piper species of the plant family Piperaceae. These compounds include amides, flavonoids, prenylated benzoic acid derivatives, lignans, phenylpropanoids, butenolides, and cyclopentenediones. Some of them may serve as leads for potential pharmaceutical or agricultural fungicide development.

Keywords: Antifungal, Piper, Piperaceae, amide, flavonoid, prenylated benzoic acid, lignan, phenylpropanoid, butenolide, cyclopentenedione

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