Chemistry and biochemistry of Terpenoids from Curcumaand related species

AFZAL, A, ORIQAT, G, KHAN, Akram, JOSE, J and AFZAL, M (2013). Chemistry and biochemistry of Terpenoids from Curcumaand related species. Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature, 3 (1), 1-55.

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Several curcuminoids have been identified from rhizome of the common spice Curcuma longa (Zingaberaceae) and related plant species. Curcuminoids are known to display several pharmacological properties summed up in numerous papers and reviews. In addition to curcuminoids, more than 250 mono-, sesqui- di-, and triterpenoids have been identified from curcuma species. These lipophilic compounds have better absorption than curcuminoids and also exhibit a wide spectrum of pharmacological properties. Little attention has been paid to these lipophilic compounds, which may be as physiologically active, if not more, as curcuminoids. This review focuses on Curcuma terpenoids and their physiological properties.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1080/22311866.2013.782757
Depositing User: Louise Vickers
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 12:40
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 12:40

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