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Natural Bioactive New Withanolides

Author(s):

Qian-Qian Xu and Kui-Wu Wang*   Pages 1 - 17 ( 17 )

Abstract:


Withanolides are a group of highly oxygenated steroids derived from a C28 ergostane skeleton, and have attracted significant scientific interest due to their complex structural features and multiple bioactivities. More than 170 new natural withanolides were isolated and identified in the last 5 years. This review provides a comprehensive summary of the structural, biological and pharmacological activities and distribution of these new compounds.

Keywords:

Withanolide, Structure, Biological activities.

Affiliation:

Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Food Science and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Food Science and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018



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