Calpain inhibitory flavonoids isolated from Orostachys japonicus.J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2009 Jun; 24(3):676-9.JE
The n-butanol (n-BuOH) fraction of Orostachys japonicus A. Berger (Crassulaceae) significantly inhibited calpain activity. Through the activity-guided isolation from the n-BuOH fraction, herbacetin 8-O-alpha-D-ribopyranoside (1), kaempferol (2), quercetin (3), afzelin (4), astragalin (5), isoquercetin (6) and quercitrin (7) were obtained. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic techniques. Among them, compound 3 and 5 had significant calpain inhibitory activities.