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Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1570-193X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6298

Review Article

Research Advances on Biological Activities of Tanshinone IIA- A Mini Review

Author(s): Yan Zhong, Man-Li Zhang, Jin-Sheng Qi, Qing-Wen Shi and Hiromasa Kiyota

Volume 13, Issue 4, 2016

Page: [305 - 311] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1570193X13666160614084004

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Tanshinone IIA is a principal constituent of a dried root or rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen or Tanshen in Chinese). This plant has been widely used as traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of several diseases for thousands of years. This review describes biological activities reported for tanshinone IIA.

Keywords: Antitumor agents, antiviral activity, danshen, tanshinone IIa, terpenoids, quinones.

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