Abstract Title:

[Active neuraminidase constituents of Polygonum cuspidatum against influenza A(H1N1) influenza virus].

Abstract Source:

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2012 Oct ;37(20):3068-73. PMID: 23311155

Abstract Author(s):

Kao-Tan Chen, Wei-Ling Zhou, Jia-Wei Liu, Mian Zu, Zi-Ning He, Guan-Hua Du, Wei-Wen Chen, Ai-Lin Liu

Article Affiliation:

Key Laboratory of Chinese Medicinal Resource from Lingnan, Ministry of Education, Research Center of Medicinal Plant Resource Science and Engineering, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510006, China.


OBJECTIVE: To isolate and identify active neuraminidase constituents of Polygonum cuspidatum against influenza A (H1N1) influenza virus.

METHOD: On the basis of the bioassay-guided fractionation,such chromatographic methods as silica gel, sephadex LH-20 and HPLC were adopted to isolate active constituents of extracts from Polygonum cuspidatum, and their molecular structures were identifiied on the basis of their spectral data such as NMR and MS and physico-chemical properties.

RESULT: Seven compounds were isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of P. cuspidatum and identified as 2-methoxystypandrone (1), emodin (2), resveratrol (3), polydatin (4), emodin-8-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (5), (E)-3, 5, 12-trihydroxystilbene-3-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside-2'-(3", 4", 5"-trihydroxybenzoate) (6) and catechin-3-O-gallate (7), respectively. Among them, the NA test showed that compounds 3, 6 and 7 had inhibitory effect against NAs activity, with IC50 values of 129.8, 44.8 and 21.3 micromol x L(-1), respectively. Moreover, the further CPE test showed compounds 6 and 7 had significant inhibitory effect against H1N influenza virus (EC50 = 5.9, 0.9 micromol x L(-1), respectively), with very low cytotoxicity to the host cells, their therapeutic selective index(SI) in MDCK cells ranged from 56 to 269.

CONCLUSION: The neuraminidase inhibitors against H1N1 anti-influenza virus isolated from extracts of P. cuspidatum on the basis of the bioassay-guided fractionation are significant in specifying their therapeutic material basis and drug R&D against influenza.

Study Type : Viral

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