Anti-inflammatory activity of Flavokawain B from Alpinia pricei Hayata.


Alpinia pricei (Zingiberaceae) is a spicy herb indigenous to Taiwan. A potent anti-inflammatory compound, flavokawain B (FKB), was obtained from A. pricei. FKB significantly inhibited production of NO and PGE(2) in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 cells. Moreover, it also notably decreased the secretion of TNF-alpha. Expression of iNOS and COX-2 proteins was also… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jf900517d


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@article{Lin2009AntiinflammatoryAO, title={Anti-inflammatory activity of Flavokawain B from Alpinia pricei Hayata.}, author={Chien-Tsong Lin and K Jayabal Senthil Kumar and Yen-Hsueh Tseng and Zi-jie Wang and Mu-Yun Pan and J Xiao and Shih-Chang Chien and Sheng-yang Wang}, journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry}, year={2009}, volume={57 14}, pages={6060-5} }