Screening of Chinese Herbal Medicines with Inhibitory Effect on Aldose Reductase (IV)

중국 약용식물 추출물의 알도즈 환원 효소 억제 효능 검색 (IV)

  • Lee, Yun-Mi (Diabetic Complications Research Center, Division of Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) Integrated Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Young-Sook (Diabetic Complications Research Center, Division of Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) Integrated Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Bae, Ki-Hwan (College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Joo-Hwan (Department of Life Science, Kyungwon University) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Sook (Diabetic Complications Research Center, Division of Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) Integrated Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine)
  • 이윤미 (한국한의학연구원 한의융합연구본부 당뇨합병증연구센터) ;
  • 김영숙 (한국한의학연구원 한의융합연구본부 당뇨합병증연구센터) ;
  • 배기환 (충남대학교 약학대학) ;
  • 김주환 (경원대학교 생명과학과) ;
  • 김진숙 (한국한의학연구원 한의융합연구본부 당뇨합병증연구센터)
  • Received : 2010.10.05
  • Accepted : 2010.11.10
  • Published : 2011.12.31


Aldose reductase (AR), the principal enzyme of the polyol pathway, has been shown to play an important role in the development of the diabetic complications. Evaluating natural sources for ARI potential may lead to the development of safer and more effective agents against diabetic complications. Sixty four Chinese herbal medicines have been investigated for inhibitory activities on AR. Among them, thirteen herbal medicines, Inula helianthus-aquatilis C. Y. Wu ex Ling. (whole plant), Erigeron breviscapus (Vant.) Hand. Mazz. (whole plant), Lonicera hypoglauca Miq. (leaf, stem), Scutellaria orthocalyx Hang. Mazz. (whole plant), Berchemia floribunda Brongn. (leaf, stem), Michelia alba DC. (flower), Oroxylum indicum (seed), Punica granatum L. (peel), Elsholtzia capituligera (whole plant), Trachelospermum jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem. (whole plant), Elsholtzia strobilifera Benth. (whole plant), Agrimonia pilosa var. nepalensis (D. Don) Nakai (whole plant) and Aster poliothamnus Diels (whole plant) exhibited a significant inhibitory activity against AR. Particularly, Inula helianthus-aquatilis C. Y. Wu ex Ling. showed seven times more potent inhibitory activity than the positive control, 3,3-tetramethyleneglutaric acid (TMG).


Supported by : 한국한의학연구원


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