Project

Isolation, structure elucidation and chemical synthesis of compounds with hypoglycemic activity from Gynura divaricata and G. bicolor

Duration
01 February 2010 → 30 November 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Organic chemistry
Keywords
medicinal plants diabetes organic synthesis
 
Project description

Gynura divaricata and G. bicolor are two plants that are used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of diabetes. In this project their hypoglycemic activity is investigated in pharmacological studies. Afterwards, attempts will be undertaken to isolate the active compounds and their derivatives.