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Tracheal Muscle Smoothing Effect of Nobiletin Isolated from Korean Chung-pi
Tracheal Muscle Smoothing Effect of Nobiletin Isolated from Korean Chung-pi
Journal of the Korean Chemical Society. 2002. Jun, 46(3): 205-212
  • Published : June 20, 2002
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Baek, Sun-Ok
Han, Jong-Hyeon
Cheon, Hyeon-Ja
Han, Du-Seok
Han, Sung-Soo
Kim, Il-Gwang

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Bioactive compounds of Chung-pi methoxy flavonoids were isolated by column chromatography and preparative chromatography, and investigated on the smoothing effect for the tracheal smooth muscle of rats. The tracheal smooth muscles of rats were treated with acetylcholine ($ED_{50}:3${\times}$10^{-6}M$) and with chromatographic fractions. We found that six-methoxylated flavonoid (nobiletin) was the most active compound fro the smoothing effect of which the contracted tracheal smooth muscle was screened with further separated ethyl acetate fraction. This result shows how nobiletin and its analogues could be using as a promising drug of bronchial asthma.
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