Iridoids are found in many medicinal plants and may be responsible for the some of their pharmaceutical activities. Isolated and purified, iridoids exhibit a wide range of bioactivities including cardiovascular, antipheptotoxic, chlorectic, hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitumor, antiviral, immunomodulator and purgative activities.
The iridoids are produced by plants primarily as a defense against herbivores or against infection by microorganisms. To humans and other mammals, iridoids are often characterized by a deterrent bitter taste.
Neuroprotective iridoid glycosides from Cornus officinalis fruits against glutamate-induced toxicity in HT22 hippocampal cells.(Short communication)(Report)
Mar 01, 2012; ARTICLE INFO Keywords: Corpus officinalis Iridoid glycoside 7-0-Butylmorroniside HT22 Neuroprotective ABSTRACT The...
Antihyperglycemic effect of iridoid glucoside, isolated from the leaves of Vitex negundo in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats with special reference to glycoprotein components.(Report)
Mar 01, 2012; ARTICLE INFO Keywords: Vitex negundo Iridoid glucoside Antihyperglycemic effect Streptozotocin Glycoproteins ABSTRACT The...