emodin


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em·o·din

(em'ō-din),
A catharitc found in crystalline form in rhubarb, senna, cascara sagrada, and other purgative drugs.
Synonym(s): 1, 3, 8-trihydroxy-6-methylanthroquinone, archin, frangulic acid

emodin

(ĕm′ə-dĭn′)
n.
An orange crystalline compound, C15H10O5, that is obtained from rhubarb and other plants and has cathartic, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties.

emodin

a purgative glycoside found in the plant rhamnus.
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Emodin inhibits the differentiation and maturation of dendritic cells and increases the production of regulatory T cells.
Physcion and Emodin were not significantly active on both HIV-1 RT-associated RDDP and RNase H activities (as the maximum concentration tested they inhibited slightly less than 50& of enzyme activity), while Aloe-Emodine and Crysophanol inhibited both HIV-1 RT-associated activities with [IC.
Presence of Emodin in the extracts shows that this plant can be used as anticancerous, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent because many pharmaceutical studies have demonstrated that emodin has many biological effects, such as anticancer, antimicrobial and anti- inflammatory effects [28].
Key words: Sargentodoxa cuneata; anti-inflammatory activities; anti-nociceptive activities; pelvic inflammation; emodin.
Washington, August 18 (ANI): A new study has found that emodin, a natural product that can be extracted from various Chinese herbs including Rheum palmatum and Polygonum cuspidatum, shows promise as an agent that could reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes.
Cassiaindoline (alkaloid) [18]; chrysoeriol; kaempferol; quercetin; 5,7,4'- trihydroflavanone; kaempferol-3-O-b-D- glucopyranoside; kaempferol-3-0-b-D- glucopyranosyl-(1-->6)-b-D-glucopyranoside; 17- hydrotetratriacontane; n-dotriacontanol; palmitic acid ceryl ester; stearic acid; palmitic acid [19]; kaempferol-3-O- gentiobioside; aloe emodin [20]; alquinone (anthraquinone) [21]; chrysoeriol-7-0-(2"-0-b- D-mannopyranosyl)-b-D-allopyranoside; rhamnetin- 3-0-(2"-0-b-D-mannopyranosyl)-b-D- allopyranoside (flavonoid glycosides) [22].
Kim et al in 2004 showed an antifungal property of the anthraquinones isolated from the Cassia tora against phytopathogenic fungi like Botrytis cineria, Erysiphe graminis, Puccinia recondite, Pyricularia grisea and the results obtained demonstrated the fungicidal action of emodin, physceion and rhein isolated from Cassia tora by chloroform fractions using chromatographic techniques.
While the exact toxic principles are yet to be defined, various anthraquinones and their derivatives like emodin glycosides, toxalbumins, and other alkaloids are usually blamed for C.
The constituents are many, but include tannic acids, sennosides, emodin and aloeemodin.
In vivo antioxidant action of lignan-enriched extract of schisandra fruit and an anthraquinone-containing extract of polygonum root in comparison with sahisandrin B and emodin.
Compounds such as curcumin (found in turmeric), resveratrol (grapes), lycopene (tomato), ursolic acid (basil, prunes and plums), gingerol (ginger), ellagic acid (pomegranate, berries, walnuts), emodin (aloe vera), sulforaphane (cruciferous vegetables), linalool (coriander), genistein (soybeans) and anethole (fennel), just to name a few, may interfere with the many cell signals needed to turn on one of the event cascades that can trigger cancer growth and development.