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Research Advances on Biological Activities of Tanshinone IIA- A Mini Review

[ Vol. 13 , Issue. 4 ]


Yan Zhong, Man-Li Zhang, Jin-Sheng Qi, Qing-Wen Shi and Hiromasa Kiyota   Pages 305 - 311 ( 7 )


Tanshinone IIA is a principal constituent of a dried root or rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen or Tanshen in Chinese). This plant has been widely used as traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of several diseases for thousands of years. This review describes biological activities reported for tanshinone IIA.


Antitumor agents, antiviral activity, danshen, tanshinone IIa, terpenoids, quinones.


School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hebei Key Laboratory of Forensic Medicine, Collaborative Innovation Center of Forensic Medical Molecular Identification, Hebei Medical University, 050017, Hebei, P.R. China.

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