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SHANG Zhan-Peng, WANG Fei, ZHANG Jia-Yu, WANG Zi-Jian, LU Jian-Qiu, WANG Huai-You, LI Ning. The genus Liriope:Phytochemistry and pharmacology[J]. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, 2017, 15(11): 801-815

The genus Liriope:Phytochemistry and pharmacology

SHANG Zhan-Peng1, WANG Fei1, ZHANG Jia-Yu2, WANG Zi-Jian2, LU Jian-Qiu3, WANG Huai-You4, LI Ning4
1 School of Chinese Pharmacy, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100102, China;
2 Beijing Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China;
3 Library of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China;
4 Shenzhen Research Institute, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518057, China
Liriope (Liliaceae) species have been used as folk medicines in Asian countries since ancient times. From Liriope plants (8 species), a total of 132 compounds (except polysaccharides) have been isolated and identified, including steroidal saponins, flavonoids, phenols, and eudesmane sesquiterpenoids. The crude extracts or monomeric compounds from this genus have been shown to exhibit anti-tumor, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective activities. The present review summarizes the results on phytochemical and biological studies on Liriope plants. The chemotaxonomy of this genus is also discussed.
Key words:    Liriope    Liliaceae    Chemical constituents    Biological activities   
Received: 2016-11-12   Revised:
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