Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Osaka University|
KITAGAWA Isao Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, 薬学部, 教授 (20028830)
ROEMANTYO Ha インドネシア国立生物学研究所, ボゴール植物標本館, 講師
UJI Tahan Senior Researcher, Herbarium Bogoriense, Research and Development Center for Bio, ボゴール植物標本館, 講師
RISWAN Soedarsono Head of Ecology, Herbarium Bogoriense, Research and Development Center for Biolo, ボゴール植物標本館, 主席研究員
HORI Kazuyuki Research Associate, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, 薬学部, 助手 (50181516)
OHASHI Kazuyoshi Research Associate, Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University, 理学部, 助手 (90213826)
SHIBUYA Hirotaka Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuyama University, 薬学部, 教授 (50116042)
ROEMANTYO Harini-Muruni Senior Researcher, Herbarium Bogoriense, Research and Development Center for Bio
ROEMANCYO Ha インドネシア国立生物学研究所, ボゴール植物標本館, 講師
|Project Period (FY)
1992 – 1993
Completed(Fiscal Year 1993)
|Budget Amount *help
¥9,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥9,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1993 : ¥1,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1992 : ¥7,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥7,500,000)
|Keywords||Indonesia / Maluku Province / Central Sulawesi Province / Naturally occurring drug materials / Medicinal plant / Folk remedy|
Indonesia is perhaps one of the richest countries in the world in natural product resources, particularly in botanical resources. Indonesian people have been using medicinal plants as traditional medicines for long time, although most of them have not yet been verified on the basis of modern science.
Our research project entitled "Study on Naturally Occurring Drug Materials in Indonesia-4" aims at revealing the naturally occurring drug materials, i.e. medicinal plants, in Indonesia and anticipates the development of the academic exchange between Japan and Indonesia.
In 1992 expedition, we first collected the information about Maluku spices in the market of Maluku Province. Next, we visited Central Sulawesi Province and collected information about 200 kinds of traditionally used medicinal plants from the local people and collected 23 kinds of medicinal plants for chemical investigations.
In 1993, all the plants collected by us were botanically identified at Herbarium Bogoriense, Bogor, Indonesia. Furthermore, the alcoholic extracts of these specimens were subjected to several chromatographic analyses at Osaka University to isolate the chemical constituents for examination of their biological activities. Those analytical studies are in progress. We have so far obtained some promising evidence, which suggests that the chemical and biological studies of those materials collected in our survey may lead us to find new substances of pharmacological importance.
The collaboration with the Research and Development Center for Biology-LIPI, Indonesia, the Indonesian participating organization, will certainly be continued in this manner hereafter.