Alkaloid content in various parts of Sophora flavescens
Quinolizidine alkaloids are rather frequently encountered in plants of the family Fabaceae . According to modern research, this alkaloid group is a chemotaxonomic marker for the genus Sophora L. . We studied Sophora flavescens Soland., a medicinal plant that is widely used in traditional Eastern medicine [3, 4, 5]. A large number of recent publications concerns the isolation, identification, and pharmacological properties of alkaloids from roots of this plant [6, 7, 8]. However, the alkaloid content in other parts of the plant is insufficiently studied. Therefore, our goal was to study the accumulation dynamics of alkaloids in various parts of S. flavescens.
Raw material for analysis was collected in Chita Oblast in 2001–2002. Total alkaloids were obtained by the standard method . The alkaloids were isolated and identified using HPLC, GC, and GC–MS.
KeywordsAlkaloid Total Alkaloid Alkaloid Content Matrine Accumulation Dynamic
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