Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Bioactive Umbelliferone and its derivatives: An update
Author(s): Radha GV, Sadhana B, Trideva Sastri K and Ganapaty S
Abstract: Umbelliferone (UMB) is 7-hydroxycoumarin which is a natural constituent of the coumarins family which synthesized and is regarded as the basis of a synthetic procedure (synthon) for a wider variety of coumarin-heterocycles and is also synthesized in E. coli. UMB has broadly circulated inside the Rutaceae and Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) families and is extracted utilizing methanol. It is widely used as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, for the treatment of diabetes, cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, has antioxidant property, in the treatment of cerebral ischemia, Parkinson ’s disease, in the treatment of bronchial asthma. UMB is incorporated into biodegradable polymers to form SLNS and phytosomes and deliver the drug easily into the body. UMB having the capacity to be a defender against the adverse effects of anti-inflammatory agents.
How to cite this article:
Radha GV, Sadhana B, Trideva Sastri K, Ganapaty S. Bioactive Umbelliferone and its derivatives: An update. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):59-66.