Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 507–508 | Cite as

Flavonoids from Trachelospermum jasminoides

  • Jian Zhang
  • Zhi Qi Yin
  • Jing Yu Liang

The stems and leaves of Trachelospermum jasminoides (Apocynaceae) are a traditional Chinese medicine named “Luoshiteng” and are used for the treatment of rheumatism, pharyngitis, sciatica, swelling of throat, viper bite, and wounds [1]. Modern pharmacological research shows that T. jasminoides has antibacterial, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antalgic, antiviral, and immunoregulating activities [2, 3, 4, 5]. Previous phytochemical studies led to the isolation of flavonoids, lignans, terpenoids, steroids, and alkaloids from this plant [6, 7, 8, 9]. In the search for its biologically active constituents, 15 flavonoids were isolated from this plant and 3–9 of them were firstly reported from the genus Trachelospermum.

The stems and leaves of T. jasminoides were purchased in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, in March, 2009 and were authenticated by Prof. Mian Zhang, Research Department of Phamacognosy, China Pharmaceutical University. The stems and leaves of T....


Flavonoid Quercetin Rutin EtOAc Kaempferol 
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This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China (Grant No. BK2010594). We are grateful to Prof. Wen-Bin Shen (Center of Instrumental Analysis, China Pharmaceutical University) for measuring NMR data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Natural Medicinal ChemistryChina Pharmaceutical UniversityNanjingP. R. China
  2. 2.Translational Medicine LaboratoryJiangsu Provincial Academy of Traditional Chinese MedicineNanjingP. R. China

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