Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 1009–1011 | Cite as

Secondary Metabolites from Branches of Eucommia ulmoides

  • Wei Xiong
  • Lei WuEmail author
  • Ju-Wu Hu
  • Xin-Yi Ji
  • Jian-Ping Fu
  • Jia-Yin Zhang
  • Chuan-Ling SiEmail author
  • Jin-Kyu KimEmail author
  • Xiong-Hui Li

Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. (Eucommiaceae), the sole species of the genus Eucommia, is also known as Du-zhong in Chinese. E. ulmoides has a wide distribution in eastern Asian countries, including China, Japan, and Korea [1]. The stem barks, leaves, as well as flowers of E. ulmoides have long been used in traditional medicine for preventing or curing diabetes, hypertension, impotence, lumbago, miscarriage, ischialgia, and nervous system disorders [2, 3, 4, 5]. Previous phytochemical studies of E. ulmoides were mainly concentrated on its barks, leaves, and flowers, which led to the isolation and characterization of various compounds such as flavonoids, terpenoids, lignans, and iridoids [6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]. In vitro and in vivo studies showed that compounds and extracts from E. ulmoides exhibited significant biological properties, especially for treating hepatic damage, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer′s disease, sexual dysfunction, aging, osteoporosis, and lupus-like syndrome [12, 13, 14, 15, 16...



This work was financially supported by the State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering (South China University of Technology) (No. 201822), Foundation of Key Project of Research and Development Program of Jiangxi Province (No. 20171BBH80017), the Science and Technology Major Project Foundation of Jiangxi Academy of Sciences (2018-YZD2-18), Science Foundation for Young Doctors of Jiangxi Academy of Science (2016-YYB-07), Training Program for Young Outstanding Scientists of Jiangxi Academy of Sciences (2017-JCQN-02), and the Science and Technology Major Project Foundation of Jiangxi Academy of Sciences (2016-YZD1-01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied Chemistry, Jiangxi Academy of SciencesNanchangP. R. China
  2. 2.Tianjin Key Laboratory of Pulp and PaperTianjin University of Science and TechnologyTianjinP. R. China
  3. 3.Natural Products Research Team, Gyeonggido Business & Science Accelerator, Gyeonggi Bio-CenterSuwon-siRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouP. R. China
  5. 5.Jiangxi Vocational College of Mechanical & Electrical TechnologyNanchangP. R. China

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