Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Phytochemistry. 2011 Jan;72(1):21-6. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2010.10.015. Epub 2010 Nov 19.

Molecular analyses of the Chinese herb Leigongteng (Tripterygium wilfordii Hook.f.).

Author information

1
Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, PR China.

Abstract

Tripterygium wilfordii Hook.f., known as Leigongteng (Thunder God Vine) in traditional Chinese medicine, has attracted much attention for its applications in relieving autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, and for treating cancer. Molecular analyses of the ITS and 5S rDNA sequences indicate that T. hypoglaucum and T. doianum are not distinct from T. wilfordii, while T. regelii should be recognized as a separate species. The results also demonstrate potential value of rDNA sequence data in forensic detection of adulterants derived from Celastrus angulatus in commercial samples of Leigongteng.

PMID:
21094504
DOI:
10.1016/j.phytochem.2010.10.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center