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St. John's Wort
Taxonomic ClassificationHypericaceae family
Hypericum perforatum had been known to have many medicinal effects. Three compounds: hypericin, hyperforin, and quercetin are currently being used in clinical tests and able to show a variety of effects. Some of these effects are: antiretroviral, anticancer, anti-depressive, anti-autoimmune, anticancer. These three chemicals are characterized in three separate class of chemical, hypericin is a dianthrone, hyperforin is an acyl-phloroglucinol, and quercetin is a flavonoid.
|Chemical Structure: Hypericin||Clinical Trials||Major Metabolites|
|Enzyme Name||EC No||Genbank Accession||GI No|
|Phenolic oxidative coupling protein||N/A||AAN65449.1||25136299|
aThe Total Entries column is the sum of the entries from the dbEST, dbGSS, dbPLN, and dbHTG columns. Data retrieved from NCBI on May 14 2010.