Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 365–367 | Cite as

Chemical Constituents of the Whole Plants of Houttuynia cordata

  • Dong Li
  • Jin-Ping Liu
  • Xue Han
  • Yue-Fei Wang
  • Chun-Hua WangEmail author
  • Zheng LiEmail author
  • Guo-Cai Wang

Houttuynia cordata is a member of the Houttuynia genus, which is mainly distributed in the provinces to the south of the Yangtze River in China [1]. Modern pharmacological research on H. cordata has shown that it has multiple biological activities, such as antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, immunomodulatory, antiradiation, and antidiuretic effects [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7].

Twenty-seven compounds were isolated and identified by MS and 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic analyses. Among them, eight compounds (1–8) were isolated from this plant for the first time. In addition, the in vitro antiviral activities of the isolates against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were evaluated.

The whole plants of Houttuynia cordataThunb. were provided by Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical Co. and authenticated by Dr. Chun-Hua Wang, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A voucher specimen (No. 20120004CH) was deposited in the Research and Development Center of Traditional Chinese...


Respiratory Syncytial Virus Genistein Luteolin Lauric Acid Hyperin 
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This work was supported financially by the National Natural Science Foundation (No. 81403059), Tianjin Applied Basic and Cutting-edge Technology Research Program (Nos. 13JCZDJC28600 and 13JCYBJC42000), and National Science and Technology Major Projects for “Major New Drugs Innovation and Development” (2015ZX09J15102-004-004).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tianjin Key Laboratory of Modern Chinese MedicineTianjin University of Traditional Chinese MedicineTianjinP. R. China
  2. 2.Research and Development Center of Traditional Chinese MedicineTianjin International Joint Academy of Biotechnology & MedicineTianjinP. R. China
  3. 3.Institute of TCM and Natural MedicineJinan UniversityGuangzhouP. R. China

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