Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 625–632 | Cite as

Chemical constituents from Viburnum fordiae Hance and their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities

  • Jia Chen
  • Jianhua Shao
  • Chunchao Zhao
  • Jie Shen
  • Ziling Dong
  • Wenyan Liu
  • Min Zhao
  • Judi Fan
Research Article


Three new neolignans, fordianoles A-C (1–3), characterized as (7S,8R)-4-hydroxy-3,3′,5′-trimethoxy-8′,9′-dinor-8,4′-oxyneolignan-7,7′,9-triol, (7R,8R)-4-hydroxy-3,3′,5′-trimethoxy-8′,9′-dinor-8,4′-oxyneolignan-7,7′,9-triol, and (7R,8R)-4-hydroxy-3,3′,5′-trimethoxy-8,4′-oxyneolignan-7,9,9′-triol-7′-one, together with an unusual γ-lactone, 3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-4-pentanolide (4), and twenty-five known compounds (529) were isolated from the aerial parts of Viburnum fordiae Hance. Their structures including absolute configurations were determined by spectroscopic and chemical methods. Among them, compounds 6, 7, 11–15, 17–28 were isolated from the Viburnum genus for the first time. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of all compounds were evaluated in vitro. Compounds 15, 19, 20 and 29 showed significant inhibitory activity on NO production in RAW264.7 cells stimulated by LPS with IC50 values ranging from 8.60 to 13.92 μM. Meanwhile, compounds 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26 and 29 exhibited varying antioxidant activities through DPPH, ABTS free radical scavenging and FRAP assays.


Viburnum fordiae Hance Neolignan Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31201563); Open foundation of green pesticides and biotechnology key laboratory of Guizhou University of Ministry of Education (2017GDGP0102/2017GDGP0103). We are also grateful to the Analytical Detective Center, Yangzhou University, for recording CD, IR, UV, MS and NMR spectra.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Physiology/Co-Innovation Center for Modern Production Technology of Grain CropsYangzhou UniversityYangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Bioscience and BiotechnologyYangzhou UniversityYangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of PharmacyShenyang Pharmaceutical UniversityShenyangPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.School of PharmacyGuizhou Medical UniversityGuiyangPeople’s Republic of China

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