Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 610–612 | Cite as

Chemical Constituents of Xylem of Sophora japonica Roots

  • Lei Wu
  • Wei Xiong
  • Ju-Wu Hu
  • Xiong-Hui Li
  • Jian-Ping Fu
  • Chuan-Ling Si
  • Junhui Wang

Sophora japonica (Leguminosae), a deciduous tree species, is widely distributed in various areas including China, Korea, Japan, and other countries [1]. The buds, flowers, barks, and leaves of S. japonica have long been used in traditional medicines for treating bleeding hemorrhoids, hematuria, hematemesis, hemorrhinia, uterine or intestinal hemorrhage, leukorrhea, conjunctivitis, pyoderma, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, and dizziness [1, 2]. Previous phytochemical investigations of the leaves, fruits, and barks of S. japonica led to the isolation of steroids, phospholipids, flavonoids, alkaloids, triterpenes, and other phenolic compounds [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]. Some of these chemical constituents have exhibited significant biological properties such as anti-inflammatory [9], anti-tumor [10, 11], and anti-oxidant activities [12]. However, to date, no study has been carried out to investigate the secondary metabolites from the xylem of S. japonica roots.

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This work was supported financially by the Open Fund of State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding (Chinese Academy of Forestry) (Grant No. TGB2016002), National Natural Science Foundation of China (31260400), the Foundation (No. 2016IM003) of Key Laboratory of Industrial Fermentation Microbiology of Ministry of Education and Tianjin Key Lab of Industrial Microbiology (Tianjin University of Science & Technology), the Scientific and Technical supporting plan programs Foundation of Jiangxi (20151BBF60002), and the Science and Technology Major Project Foundation of Jiangxi Academy of Sciences (2016-YZD1-01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied ChemistryJiangxi Academy of SciencesNanchangP. R. China
  2. 2.Tianjin Key Laboratory of Pulp and PaperTianjin University of Science and TechnologyTianjinP. R. China
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Industrial Fermentation Microbiology of Ministry of Education and Tianjin Key Laboratory; of Industrial MicrobiologyTianjin University of Science and TechnologyTianjinP. R. China
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory of Tree Genetics and Breeding, Key Laboratory of Tree Breeding and Cultivation of State Forestry Administration, Research Institute of ForestryChinese Academy of ForestryBeijingP. R. China

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