Aldose reductase inhibitors from the leaves of Myrdaria dubia (H. B. & K.) McVaugh

Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Higashinada-ku, Kobe, 658-8558 Japan.
Phytomedicine (Impact Factor: 3.13). 11/2004; 11(7-8):652-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.phymed.2003.12.002
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Ellagic acid (1) and its two derivatives, 4-O-methylellagic acid (2) and 4-(alpha-rhamnopyranosyl)ellagic acid (3) were isolated as inhibitors of aldose reductase (AR) from Myrciaria dubia (H. B. & K.) McVaugh. Compound 2 was the first isolated from the nature. Compound 3 showed the strongest inhibition against human recombinant AR (HRAR) and rat lens AR (RLAR). Inhibitory activity of compound 3 against HRAR (IC50 value = 4.1 x 10(-8) M) was 60 times more than that of quercetin (2.5 x 10(-6) M). The type of inhibition against HRAR was uncompetitive.

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    • "was found to contain three compounds with AR inhibitory activity. The compounds were identified as the phenolic acids: ellagic acid (27) and its two derivatives 4-O-methyl ellagic acid (28), and 4-(a-rhamnopyranosyl) ellagic acid (29) (Ueda et al., 2004). The IC 50 values of the compounds were 0.27, 0.24, 0.041 and 0.047, 0.14, 0.029 mM in HRAR and RLAR assays, respectively. "
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    • "The clinical consequences of these complications include lower limb amputation, end-stage renal failure, and loss of vision [3] . Prolonged exposure to chronic hyperglycemia in diabetes can lead to various complications, affecting the cardiovascular, renal, neurological and visual systems, such as lens, retina, nerves and kidney, which are insulininsensitive , and are the target organs for complications such as cataracts, retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy [4] . "
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    • "There are many reports of AR inhibiting activity of natural products such as Eugenia borinquensis, Mangifera indica, Eucalyptus deglupta, and Syzygium malaccense (Guzman and Guerrero, 2005). Ellagic acid and two of its derivatives were found as a potent aldose reductase inhibitors in the leaves of Myrciaria dubia (Ueda et al., 2004). Three flavonoids isolated from Brickellia arguta showed anticataract activity in rats (Rosler et al., 1984). "
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