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Scientific Name:
Persicaria minor (syn. Polygonum minus)
Family Name:
Polygonaceae
Common Name:
kesum, pygmy smartweed, small water-pepper, petite renouée
Evidence of Activity
Analytical Chemistry
An ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS)-based proteomics approach investigated proteins and peptides of 10 oilseed cakes, by-products of cold pressing oil, including from Persicaria minor (rapeseed). Kotecka-Majchrzak 2020
Exogenous methyl-jasmonate treatment was found to enhance the activity of biosynthetic pathways for aldehydes and terpenes in Polygonum minus leaves. Rahnamaie-Tajadod 2019
The antioxidant capacity of Polygonum minus was evaluated using a novel 'Lab On Disc' method that integrates the DPPH antioxidant activity test on a microfluidic compact disc (CD). Abd Rahman 2018
The expression, purification, and characterization of recombinant Persicaria minor sesquiterpene synthase protein (PmSTS) were reported. GC-MS analysis showed that PmSTS produces β-sesquiphellandrene as a major product and β-farnesene as a minor product. Ker 2017
Farnesol dehydrogenase, extracted from Polygonum minus leaves, was purified 204-fold to apparent homogeneity by ion-exchange chromatography using DEAE-Toyopearl, SP-Toyopearl, and Super-Q Toyopearl, followed by 3 successive purifications by gel filtration chromatography on a TSK-gel GS3000SW. Ahmad-Sohdi 2015
The secondary metabolites of flowers and leaves of Persicaria hydropiper, P. maculosa, and P. minor were analyzed by GC/MS and compared; overall 21 of 29 identified compounds in extracts were sesquiterpenoids and 5 of 29 were drimanes. Prota 2014
Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and hydrodistillation coupled with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) was used to identify volatile metabolites produced in different organs (leaves, stem, and roots) of Polygonum minus, as well as their pharmacological properties. Ahmad 2014
The G protein-activated inwardly rectifying K+ channel-modulatory activities of Polygonum persicaria extracts were investigated by using an automated patch-clamp method, with the aim of identifying natural sources of promising ion channel-blocking compounds. Lajter 2013
The identification, purification, and characterization of two geraniol dehydrogenase isoenzymes, geraniol-DH I and II, from Polygonum minus leaves were carried out and both isoenzymes were purified to homogeneity in three chromatographic steps to study the monoterpene alcohol metabolism. Hassan 2012
The essential oil in leaves of Polygonum minus Huds. were identified by gas chromatography (GC) techniques coupled with mass-spectrometry (MS), flame ionization detector (FID), and two dimensional gas chromatography time of flight mass spectrometry (GC x GC-TOF MS); 48 compunds were identified Baharum 2010
The structure of exocrine glands in Polygonum glabrum, P. amphybium, P. minus, P. persicaria, and P. punctatum were studied with light, scanning, and transmission electron microscope. Gattuso 2001
History of Record
ORIGINAL RESEARCH BY: J. Mohanasundaram, MD, PhD
September 2017
LATEST UPDATES BY: Oren Rabinowitz, MSc
May 2021