Synthetic Resveratrol Derivatives and Their Biological Activities: A Review


Resveratrol, a naturally derived stilbene that exists in various foods and beverages, has attracted extensive exploration due to its multiple biological activities, such as anticancer, antioxidant, cardiovascular protection, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, chemopreventive effect, neuroprotective effect, immunomodulation and so on. However, owing to its poor oral bioavailability, the application of resveratrol is greatly restricted. Because of that, a large amount of efforts had been made by researchers on designing its derivatives to obtain compounds with improved efficiency and low toxicity for developing more active drugs for clinical application. In this report, we review the current development of studying on resveratrol derivatives including their properties and activities. Additionally, this article also presents the synthetic routes of correlative resveratrol derivatives.

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Liu, Y. , Liu, Y. , Chen, H. , Yao, X. , Xiao, Y. , Zeng, X. , Zheng, Q. , Wei, Y. , Song, C. , Zhang, Y. , Zhu, P. , Wang, J. and Zheng, X. (2015) Synthetic Resveratrol Derivatives and Their Biological Activities: A Review. Open Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 5, 97-105. doi: 10.4236/ojmc.2015.54006.

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