A review (Research and Patents) on jasmonic acid and its derivatives

Abdollah Ghasemi Pirbalouti, Seyed Ebrahim Sajjadi, Keykavous Parang

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In medicinal chemistry there is a growing interest in using small molecules, including plant stress hormones. Jasmonic acid (JA) and its volatile methyl ester (MJ), collectively termed jasmonates, are lipid-derived cyclopentanone compounds that occur ubiquitously and exclusively in the plant kingdom. This review covers the synthesis, usage, and biological activities of JA and its derivatives. A brief overview of the available information on JA and its features is given, followed by a detailed review of JA and its derivatives as drugs and prodrugs; the properties in plants and the synthesis in recent patents are described. This review shows the direction of long-term drug/nutraceutical safety trials and provides insights for future research in this area. Research on JA continues to be of major interest. Recent innovations offer hope for the development of new therapeutics in related fields. It is anticipated that several analogs can be advanced to preclinical and clinical studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-239
Number of pages11
JournalArchiv der Pharmazie
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Anticancer
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs
  • Jasmonic acid
  • Natural products

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Medicine(all)


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