Caragana sinica

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Caragana sinica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Caragana
Section: Frutescentes
Species: C. sinica
Binomial name
Caragana sinica
(Buc'hoz) Rehder

Caragana sinica (Simplified Chinese: 金鹊根; Traditional Chinese: 金鵲根 Pinyin: jīn què gēn) is a species belonging to the genus Caragana.

Caragana sinica is known to produce the stilbenoid trimers α-viniferin, showing acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity, and miyabenol C, a protein kinase C inhibitor[1] and two stilbene tetramers kobophenol A, and carasinol B.[2]


  1. ^ Naturally Occurring Protein Kinase C Inhibitors; II. Isolation of Oligomeric Stilbenes from Caragana sinica. Palaniappan Kulanthaivel, William P. Janzen, Lawrence M. Ballas, Jack B. Jiang, Chang-Qi Hu, James W. Darges, Jan C. Seldin, Divann J. Cofield and Laurel M. Adams, Planta Med, 1995, 61(1), pages 41-44, doi:10.1055/s-2006-957996
  2. ^ Simultaneous determination of the contents of three stilbene oligomers in Caragana sinica collected in different seasons using an improved HPLC method. Shu Na; Zhou Hong; Hu Changqi, Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin, 2006, vol. 29, no4, pp. 608-612