Pinoresinol diglucoside is an important lignan found in the bark of the Eucommia ulmoides, which is known in traditional Chinese medicine as du zhong. In plants, pinoresinol diglucoside is produced through the phenylpropanoid pathway.
Synonyms: (+)-Pinoresinol 4,4'-O-bisglucopyranoside; Pinoresinol di-beta-D-glucoside
Molecular Formula: C32H42O16
Molecular Weight: 682.67
Linear Structural Formula: C32H42O16
MDL Number: MFCD06656077
Purity: >=98% (HPLC)
Biochem Physiol Actions: Pinoresinol diglucoside has antihypertensive properties. It serves as a a-glucosidase inhibitor. a-Glucosidase catalyzes the conversion of carbohydrates to glucose in the small intestine. Hence, pinoresinol diglucoside might be useful as an antidiabetic agent.