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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 16, No. 6, 1981, pp.979-982
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1981-06-0979
Structure of Moracenin D, a Hypotensive Principle of Morus Root Barks

Yoshiteru Oshima, Chohachi Konno, and Hiroshi Hikino*

*Pharmaceutical Institute, Tohoku University, Aobayama, Sendai 980-8578, Japan


A new isoprenoid flavone derivative, moracenin D, showing hypotensive activity has been isolated from the crude drug “sohakuhi”, the root barks of Morus sp. Chemical and physico-chemical studies have established the structure of moracenin D as shown in formula I.