The Journal of Natural Medicines Award

JOURNAL OF NATURAL MEDICINES AWARD 2020 (VOL. 74)

The Journal of Natural Medicines Award 2020 has been conferred on the following papers. These award-winning papers were selected from all the original papers and notes published in the Journal of Natural Medicines, Vol. 74 (2020), by the JONM Award Selection Committee of the Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy. 

  • Rui Tang, Atsushi Kimishima, Ryosuke Ishida, Andi Setiawan, Masayoshi Arai: Selective cytotoxicity of epidithiodiketopiperazine DC1149B, produced by marine-derived Trichoderma lixii on the cancer cells adapted to glucose starvation. Journal of Natural Medicines 74: 153–158 (2020).
  • Jianbo Wu, Souichi Nakashima, Marina Shigyo, Mutsumi Yamasaki, Sumire Ikuno, Aoi Morikawa, Shigehiko Takegami, Seikou Nakamura, Atsuko Konishi, Tatsuya Kitade, Hisashi Matsuda: Antihypertensive constituents in Sanoshashinto. Journal of Natural Medicines 74: 421–433 (2020).
  • Tsukasa Fueki, Koichiro Tanaka, Kunihiko Obara, Ryudo Kawahara, Takao Namiki, Toshiaki Makino: The acrid raphides in tuberous root of Pinellia ternata have lipophilic character and are specifically denatured by ginger extract. Journal of Natural Medicines 74: 722–731 (2020).


Previous Award Winners

Journal of Natural Medicines Award 2019 (Vol. 73)

  • Toshio Kaneda, Misaki Matsumoto, Yayoi Sotozono, Satoshi Fukami, Alfarius Eko Nugroho, Yusuke Hirasawa, Hadi A. Hamid A, Hiroshi Morita: Cycloartane triterpenoid (23R, 24E)-23-acetoxymangiferonic acid inhibited proliferation and migration in B16-F10 melanoma via MITF downregulation caused by inhibition of both β-catenin and c-Raf-MEK1-ERK signaling axis. Journal of Natural Medicines 73(1): 47-58 (2019). (Open access)
  • Ken-ichi Nakashima, Junko Tomida, Takao Hirai,Yoshiaki Kawamura, Makoto Inoue: Sesquiterpenes with new carbon skeletons from the basidiomycete Phlebia tremellosa. Journal of Natural Medicines 73(3): 480-486 (2019). (Open access)
  • Kazufumi Toume, Zhiyan Hou, Huanhuan Yu, Mitsuru Kato, Miki Maesaka, Yanjing Bai, Shiho Hanazawa, Yuewei Ge, Tsugunobu Andoh, Katsuko Komatsu: Search of anti-allodynic compounds from Plantaginis Semen, a crude drug ingredient of Kampo formula “Goshajinkigan". Journal of Natural Medicines 73(4): 761-768 (2019). (Open access)

Journal of Natural Medicines Award 2018 (Vol. 72)

  • A. E. Nugroho, A. Hashimoto, CP. Wong et al.: Ceramicines M–P from Chisocheton ceramicus: isolation and structure–activity relationship study. Journal of Natural Medicines 72 (1) 64–72 (2018). (Open access)
  • R. Kon, M. Yamamura, Y. Matsunaga et al.: Laxative effect of repeated Daiokanzoto is attributable to decrease in aquaporin-3 expression in the colon. Journal of Natural Medicines 72 (2) 493–502 (2018). (Open access)
  • S. Zhu, A. Shirakawa, Y. Shi et al.: Impact of different post-harvest processing methods on the chemical compositions of peony root. Journal of Natural Medicines 72 (3) 757–767 (2018). (Open access)

Journal of Natural Medicines Award 2017 (Vol. 71) 

  • A. Rai, H. Kamochi, H. Suzuki et al.: De novo transcriptome assembly and characterization of nine tissues of Lonicera japonica to identify potential candidate genes involved in chlorogenic acid, luteolosides, and secoiridoid biosynthesis pathways, J Nat Med 71 (1) 1–15 (2017). (Open access)
  • S. Nakamori, J. Takahashi, S. Hyuga, et al.: Ephedra Herb extract activates/desensitizes transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 and reduces capsaicin-induced pain, J Nat Med 71(1) 105–113 (2017). (Open access)
  • M. Nose, M. Tada, R. Kojima, et al.: Comparison of glycyrrhizin content in 25 major kinds of Kampo extracts containing Glycyrrhizae Radix used clinically in Japan, J Nat Med 71 (4) 711–722 (2017). (Open access)

Journal of Natural Medicines Award 2016 (Vol. 70)

  • Emiko Iwaoka, Shenglan Wang, Nobuyuki Matsuyoshi, et al.: Evodiamine suppresses capsaicin-induced thermal hyperalgesia through activation and subsequent desensitization of the transient receptor potential V1 channels. Journal of Natural Medicines 70(1) 1-7 (2016). (Open access)
  • Yuki Kawahara, Tatsuro Hoshino, Hidetaka Morimoto, et al.: LC-MS-based quantification method for Achyranthes root saponins. Journal of Natural Medicines 70(1) 102-106 (2016)
  • Taketo Okada, Farit Mochamad Afendi, Mami Yamazaki, et al.: Informatics framework of traditional Sino-Japanese medicine (Kampo) unveiled by factor analysis. Journal of Natural Medicines 70(1) 107-114 (2016). (Open access)

Journal of Natural Medicines Award 2015 (Vol. 69)

  • Shu Zhu, Xiaoli Yu, Yuqiu Wu, et al.: Genetic and chemical characterization of white and red peony root derived from Paeonia lactiflora. Journal of Natural Medicines 69(1), 35-45 (2015). (Open access)
  • Noriko Kaifuchi, Yuji Omiya, Hirotaka Kushida, et al.: Effects of shakuyakukanzoto and its absorbed components on twitch contractions induced by physiological Ca2+ release in rat skeletal muscle. Journal of Natural Medicines 69(3), 287-295 (2015). (Open access)
  • Toshio Morikawa, Kiyofumi Ninomiya, Junji Akaki, et al.: Dipeptidyl peptidase-IV inhibitory activity of dimeric dihydrochalcone glycosides from flowers of Helichrysum arenarium. Journal of Natural Medicines 69(4), 494-506 (2015). (Open access)

Journal of Natural Medicines Award 2014 (Vol. 68)

  • Yukie Kumeta, Takuro Maruyama, Hiroshi Asama, Yutaka Yamamoto, Takashi Hakamatsuka, Yukihiro Goda: Species identification of Asini Corii Collas (donkey glue) by PCR amplification of cytochrome b gene. Journal of Natural Medicines 68(1), 181-185 (2014). (Open access)
  • Yuko Kiren, Alfarius Eko Nugroho, Yusuke Hirasawa, Osamu Shirota, Myrzaim Bekenova, Narbekov Omorbay Narbekovich, Marina Shapilova, Hiromichi Maeno, Hiroshi Morita: Mumic acids A–E: new diterpenoids from mumiyo. Journal of Natural Medicines 68(1), 199-205 (2014(Open access)
  • Toshiaki Makino, Yusaku Shiraki, Hajime Mizukami: Interaction of gypsum and the rhizome of Anemarrhena asphodeloides plays an important role in anti-allergic effects of byakkokakeishito in mice. Journal of Natural Medicines 68(3), 505-512 (2014). (Open access)

Journal of Natural Medicines Award 2013 (Vol. 67)

  • Jia XH, Wang CQ, Liu JH, Li XW, Wang X, Shang MY, Cai SQ, Zhu S, Komatsu K.: Comparative studies of saponins in 1–3-year-old main roots, fibrous roots, and rhizomes of Panax notoginseng, and identification of different parts and growth-year samples. Journal of Natural Medicines 67(2), 339-349, (2013)
  • Sekiya M, Kiyohara H, Maruyama H, Yabe T, Yamada H.: Modulation of chemokine expression on intestinal epithelial cells by Kampo (traditional Japanese herbal) medicine, Hochuekkito, and its active ingredients. Journal of Natural Medicines 67(3), 626-635, (2013)
  • Zaima K, Koga I, Iwasawa N, Hosoya T, Hirasawa Y, Kaneda T, Ismail IS, Lajis NH, Morita H.: Vasorelaxant activity of indole alkaloids from Tabernaemontana dichotoma. Journal of Natural Medicines 67(1), 9-16, (2013)

Journal of Natural Medicines Award 2012 (Vol. 66)

  • Kiyohara, H., Ichino, C., Kawamura, Y., Nagai, T., Sato, N., Yamada, H.: Patchouli alcohol: in vitro direct anti-influenza virus sesquiterpene in Pogostemon cablin Benth. Journal of Natural Medicines 66(1), 55-61 (2012)
  • Bai, F., Makino, T., Ono, T., Mizukami, H.: Anti-hypertensive effects of shichimotsukokato in 5/6 nephrectomized Wistar rats mediated by the DDAH-ADMA-NO pathway. Journal of Natural Medicines 66(4), 583-590 (2012)