Chemical Constituents of the Twigs of Elaeocarpus sylvestris
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Elaeocarpus sylvestris (Lour.) Poir. is a tropical and subtropical evergreen broad-leaved tree and shrub, which is widely distributed in Southern China, South Korea, and Japan . It is traditionally used for the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, palpitation, nerve pain, epilepsy, migraine, lack of concentration, asthma, hypertension, arthritis, liver diseases, diabetis, and malaria by local inhabitants [1, 2]. The genus Elaeocarpus comprises about 360 species worldwide and is well known for the chemical diversity of their constituents, including alkaloids, terpenoids, flavonoids, coumarins, tannins, ellagic acid, and steroids [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8], which have been reported to possess several biological effects, such as antitumor, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antidiuretic, anti-babesial, and anti-angiogenic activities [3, 4, 5, 9, 10]. Until recently, no chemical studies had been undertaken on E. sylvestris...
This work was supported financially by the 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), The Science Foundation for Young Doctors of Jiangxi Academy of Science (2016-YYB-07), and Introduction of Overseas Technical and Managerial Personnel Program of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (20173600003), P. R. China.