Study on the podophyllotoxin in the Dysosma versipellis (Hance) M. Cheng and its Callus' Materials

Qi Pan, Shao Yuan Chen, Wei Mei Jiang, Yuk Sing Gilbert Chan, Cheng Xin Fu

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In this study, HPLC was used to detect the podophyllotoxin content in three parts of Dysosma versipellis (Hance). The content was 0.60% in the wild root, while in the calli and the induced root from this calli, they were 0.117% and 0.148%, respectively. The results suggest that it is possible to produce podophyllotoxin quickly by tissue culture, and provide much raw material to antitumor drugs with little damage to the natural resources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalZhejiang Daxue Xuebao (Nongye yu Shengming Kexue Ban)/Journal of the Zhejiang University - Agriculture and Life Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Antitumor
  • Dysosma versipellis (Hance)
  • HPLC
  • Podophyllotoxin
  • Tissue culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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