Research advances on biological activities of tanshinone IIA-a mini review

Yan Zhong, Man Li Zhang, Jin Sheng Qi, Qing Wen Shi, Hiromasa Kiyota

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Tanshinone IIA is a principal constituent of a dried root or rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen or Tanshen in Chinese). This plant has been widely used as traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of several diseases for thousands of years. This review describes biological activities reported for tanshinone IIA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-311
Number of pages7
JournalMini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Antitumor agents
  • Antiviral activity
  • Danshen
  • Quinones
  • Tanshinone Ila
  • Terpenoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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