Anti-platelet aggregation and vasorelaxing effects of the constituents of the rhizomes of zingiber officinale

Yu Ren Liao, Yann Lii Leu, Yu Yi Chan, Ping Chung Kuo, Tian Shung Wu

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Abstract

In the present study, the chemical investigation of the bioactive fractions of the rhizomes of Zingiber officinale has resulted in the identification of twenty-nine compounds including one new compound, O-methyldehydrogingerol (1). Some of the isolates were subjected into the evaluation of their antiplatelet aggregation and vasorelaxing bioactivities. Among the tested compounds, [6]-gingerol (13) and [6]-shogaol (17) exhibited potent anti-platelet aggregation bioactivity. In addition, [10]-gingerol (15) inhibited the Ca 2+-dependent contractions in high K + medium. According to the results in the present research, the bioactivity of ginger could be related to the anti-platelet aggregation and vasorelaxing mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8928-8937
Number of pages10
JournalMolecules
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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