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Amorfrutins are potent antidiabetic dietary natural products
Author(s): C. Weidner, J. C. De Groot, A. Prasad, A. Freiwald, C. Quedenau, M. Kliem, A. Witzke, V. Kodelja, C.-T. Han, S. Giegold, M. Baum
Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Article Topic(s): Human Use, Medicinal chemistry
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Amorpha fruticosa (Indigo bush),
AbstractIdentifies chemical compounds from edible parts of two legumes (Glycyrrhiza foetida and Amorpha fruticosa) that have anti-diabetic properties and possible lack undesirable side effects of some current anti-diabetic medications.
Suggested CitationC. Weidner, J. C. De Groot, A. Prasad, A. Freiwald, C. Quedenau, M. Kliem, A. Witzke, V. Kodelja, C.-T. Han, S. Giegold, M. Baumann, B. Klebl, K. Siems, L. Mueller-Kuhrt, A. Schuermann, R. Schueler, A. F. H. Pfeiffer, F. C. Schroeder, K. Buessow, and S. Sauer. "Amorfrutins are potent antidiabetic dietary natural products." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109.19 (2012): 7257-7262.