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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2023, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (3): 439-446.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2023.03.014

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Analysis of Metabolic Characteristics of Different Organs of Acanthopanax senticosus and Acanthopanax sessiliflorus Based on GC-MS

Yanjun REN1, Yu SUN2, Xiaorui GUO1(), Mingyuan XU3, Wenda SHAO1, Kexin WU4   

  1. 1.College of Chemistry,Chemical Engineering and Resource Utilization,Northeast Forestry University,Harbin 150040
    2.Heilongjiang Vocational Institute Ecological Engineering,Harbin 150025
    3.Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine,Harbin 150040
    4.School of Forestry,Northeast Forestry University,Harbin 150040
  • Received:2022-10-25 Online:2023-05-20 Published:2023-05-11
  • Contact: Xiaorui GUO E-mail:xruiguo@nefu.edu.cn
  • About author:REN Yanjun(1995—),female,master,engaged in plant resources research.
  • Supported by:
    Special Investigation of Basic Resources of Science and Technology(2019FY100500);Key Research and Development Project of Heilongjiang Province(JD22A008)


To clarify the differences of primary metabolism between Acanthopanax senticosus and A. sessiliflorus in different organs, and to explore their pharmacodynamic differences, medicinal value, and resource utilization structure, the metabolomics research strategy and GC-MS technology were used as methods. The results showed that 186 primary metabolites were identified in different parts of the two medicinal plants, and there were differences in primary metabolism between the two species. Further analysis showed that 52 differential metabolites in roots, 34 differential metabolites in stems, 39 differential metabolites in leaves, and 48 differential metabolites in petioles, were obtained respectively. The main metabolic pathways involved in differential metabolites were the aminoacyl tRNA biosynthesis pathway; biosynthetic pathways of valine, leucine, and isoleucine; glycine, serine, and threonine metabolic pathways; biosynthetic pathway of arginine; alanine, aspartate, and glutamate metabolic pathways; pyruvate metabolic pathway, respectively. In addition, there were differences in the levels of four key metabolites connecting primary metabolism and secondary metabolism in different organs respectively. A. senticosus and A. sessiliflorus were significantly different in the primary metabolism of different organs, which might be one of the reasons for the differences in pharmacological effects and secondary metabolism of different organs between the two species.

Key words: Acanthopanax senticosus, Acanthopanax sessiliflorus, different organs, primary metabolism, GC-MS, multivariate statistical analysis

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