Naturally occurring chromone glycosides: Sources, bioactivities, and spectroscopic features

Yhiya Amen, Marwa Elsbaey, Ahmed Othman, Mahmoud Sallam, Kuniyoshi Shimizu

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


Chromone glycosides comprise an important group of secondary metabolites. They are widely distributed in plants and, to a lesser extent, in fungi and bacteria. Significant biological activities, including antiviral, anti‐inflammatory, antitumor, antimicrobial, etc., have been discovered for chromone glycosides, suggesting their potential as drug leads. This review compiles 192 naturally occurring chromone glycosides along with their sources, classification, biological activities, and spectroscopic features. Detailed biosynthetic pathways and chemotaxonomic studies are also described. Extensive spectroscopic features for this class of compounds have been thoroughly discussed, and detailed13C‐NMR data of compounds 1–192, have been added, except for those that have no reported13C‐NMR data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7646
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Naturally occurring chromone glycosides: Sources, bioactivities, and spectroscopic features'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this