The Lycopodium alkaloids.

  title={The Lycopodium alkaloids.},
  author={Xiaoqiang Ma and David Roger Gang},
  journal={Natural product reports},
  volume={21 6},
Lycopodium alkaloids are quinolizine, or pyridine and alpha-pyridone type alkaloids. Some Lycopodium alkaloids are potent inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase (AChE). Huperzine A (HupA) is reported to increase efficiency for learning and memory in animals, and it shows promise in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). 201 Lycopodium alkaloids from 54 species of Lycopodium (sensu lato) have been reported so far. This review is intended to to cover the chemical, pharmacological and clinical… CONTINUE READING
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