New Saponins from Vietnamese Ginseng: Highlights on Biogenesis of Dammarane Triterpenoids

  • Nguyen Minh Duc
  • Ryoji Kasai
  • Kazuhiro Ohtani
  • Aiko Ito
  • Kazuo Yamasaki
  • Nguyen Thoi Nham
  • Osamu Tanaka
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 404)


Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer (ginseng) and its two congeners, P. notoginseng (Burk.) F. H. Chen (Sanchi ginseng) and P. quinquefolium L. (American ginseng), are well-known plant drugs which have been widely used in many countries of the world, especially in Asia and North America. These are now cultivated plants, differentiating them from a variety of wild Panax spp., which are morphologically related and distributed from Japan to the Eastern Himalayas. Comparative studies on the saponin composition of P. ginseng and other Panax spp. have been elaborated extensively in view of pharmacological and chemotaxonomical interest.1,2


American Ginseng Panax Species Heteronuclear Multiple Bond Connectivity Modify Side Chain Gypenoside XVII 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nguyen Minh Duc
    • 1
  • Ryoji Kasai
    • 2
  • Kazuhiro Ohtani
    • 2
  • Aiko Ito
    • 2
  • Kazuo Yamasaki
    • 2
  • Nguyen Thoi Nham
    • 1
  • Osamu Tanaka
    • 3
  1. 1.Science-Production Union of Ginseng and Medicinal PlantsHo Chi Minh City University of Medicine and PharmacyHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.Institute of Pharmaceutical SciencesHiroshima University School of MedicineMinami-ku, Hiroshima 734Japan
  3. 3.Suzugamine Women’s CollegeNishi-ku, Hiroshima 733Japan

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