Terpenoids from Chloranthus serratus and their anti-inflammatory activities.

State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Department of Natural Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, 24 Tong Jia Xiang, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China.
Journal of Natural Products (Impact Factor: 3.95). 02/2012; 75(4):694-8. DOI: 10.1021/np200968p
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ABSTRACT Seven new terpenoids, including two sesquiterpene dimers (1, 2), two norditerpenoids (3, 4), and three sesquiterpenes (5-7), along with six known sesquiterpene dimers and four known sesquiterpenes were isolated from the whole plant of Chloranthus serratus. Their structures and relative configurations were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data analysis. The absolute configuration of 1 was determined by the CD exciton chirality method. These isolates were evaluated for their inhibitory effects on lipopolysaccharide-induced nitric oxide production in RAW264.7 cells. Compound 2 and two known compounds, shizukaols B and D, showed significant anti-inflammatory activities, with IC(50) values of 0.22, 0.15, and 7.22 μM, respectively.

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