Miwa Kiuchi

Niigata University, Niahi-niigata, Niigata, Japan

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Publications (5)14.7 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Four new cardenolide monoglycosides, cardenolides N-1 (1), N-2 (2), N-3 (3), and N-4 (4), were isolated from Nerium oleander, together with two known cardenolides, 5 and 12, and seven cardenolide monoglycosides, 6-11 and 13. The structures of compounds 1-4 were established on the basis of their spectroscopic data. The in vitro anti-inflammatory activity of compounds 1-13 was examined on the basis of inhibitory activity against the induction of the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1). Compounds 1, 5, 6, and 11-13 were active at an IC50 value of less than 1 microM. The cytotoxicity of compounds 1-13 was evaluated against three human cell lines, normal human fibroblast cells (WI-38), malignant tumor cells induced from WI-38 (VA-13), and human liver tumor cells (HepG2). Compounds 1, 4, 6, and 11-13 were active toward V-13 cells, and compounds 1, 11, and 12 were active toward HepG2 cells at IC50 values of less than 1 microM. Compounds 4, 5, 10, and 12 showed selective cell growth inhibitory activity toward V-13 tumor cells compared with that of parental normal WI-38 cells. The MDR-reversal activity of compounds 1-13 was evaluated on the basis of the amount of calcein accumulated in MDR human ovarian cancer 2780AD cells in the presence of each compound. Compounds 4, 9, and 10 showed significant effects on calcein accumulation, compound 4 showing stronger activity than that of verapamil.
    Journal of Natural Products 08/2007; 70(7):1098-103. · 3.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Thirteen secolignans, including eight new ones (1-8), were isolated from the EtOAc extract of Peperomia dindygulensis. The structures were mainly elucidated by 1D and 2D NMR and MS experiments, the relative configurations were determined by NOE correlations, and the absolute configurations were established by the optical rotations and CD spectra. Cytotoxicity and MDR (multidrug resistance) reversal activity of the isolated compounds were examined. Compounds 6 and 7, peperomins B (10) and E (12), showed moderate to strong growth inhibitory activity against a malignant lung tumor cell (VA-13) with IC(50) values of 15.2, 13.5, 13.9, and 1.93 microM, respectively, and also inhibited the growth of a normal lung fibroblast cell (WI-38) at the same levels. Compound 7 and peperomin E (12) exhibited inhibitory activity against a liver tumor cell (HepG2) with IC(50) values of 22.3 and 12.1 microM. Compounds 5 and 7 and peperomins A, B, C, and E (9-12) enhanced calcein accumulation in MDR 2780 cells at 25 microg/mL. Compounds 2, 3, 7, and peperomin E (12) showed inhibitory activity on induction of the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1).
    Journal of Natural Products 06/2006; 69(5):790-4. · 3.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A new taxoid, 5alpha,13alpha-diacetoxy-10beta-cinnamoyloxy-4(20),11-taxadien-9alpha-ol (1) along with its 9,10-isomer, taxinine NN-11 (2) were isolated from the callus cultures of Taxus cuspidata. The structures were identified by the analyses of the spectral data and chemical method. Their in vitro cytotoxicity against 3 cell lines (HepG2, WI-38 and VA-13) and multidrug resistance (MDR) reversal activity toward 2780AD tumor cells were preliminarily evaluated, the low cytotoxicities and potent MDR reversal activities suggested that they might be good lead compounds of tumor MDR reversal agent.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 04/2006; 54(3):306-9. · 1.56 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Five new tetrahydrofuran lignans (1-5), accompanied by four known compounds, were isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of Peperomia dindygulensis. Structures were elucidated mainly using 1D NMR, 2D NMR, and mass spectroscopic studies. The relative configurations of 1-5 were determined by NOE correlations. Several of the compounds showed weak growth inhibitory activity against three cell lines (WI-38, VA-13, and HepG2). Compound 5 exhibited stronger MDR (multidrug resistance) reversal activity than verapamil at 2.5 microg/mL in a cellular calcein accumulation assay. Compounds 4 and 5 showed weak inhibitory activity against induction of the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in anti-inflammatory activity experiments.
    Journal of Natural Products 12/2005; 68(11):1656-60. · 3.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: New ursane-type triterpene 1, oleanane-type triterpene 2, and dammarane-type triterpene 15 were isolated from the leaves of Nerium oleander together with 12 known triterpenes, 3beta-hydroxy-12-ursen-28-oic acid (ursolic acid, 3), 3beta,27-dihydroxy-12-ursen-28-oic acid (4), 3beta,13beta-dihydroxyurs-11-en-28-oic acid (5), 3beta-hydroxyurs-12-en-28-aldehyde (6), 28-norurs-12-en-3beta-ol (7), urs-12-en-3beta-ol (8), urs-12-ene-3beta,28-diol (9), 3beta-hydroxy-12-oleanen-28-oic acid (oleanolic acid, 10), 3beta,27-dihydroxy-12-oleanen-28-oic acid (11), 3beta-hydroxy-20(29)-lupen-28-oic acid (betulinic acid, 12), 20(29)-lupene-3beta,28-diol (betulin, 13), and (20S,24R)-epoxydammarane-3beta,25-diol (14). On the basis of their spectroscopic data, the structures of the new compounds 1, 2, and 15 were established as 3beta,20alpha-dihydroxyurs-21-en-28-oic acid, 3beta,12alpha-dihydroxyoleanan-28,13beta-olide, and (20S,24S)-epoxydammarane-3beta,25-diol, respectively. The anti-inflammatory activity of the seven isolated compounds and methyl esters of ursolic acid and oleanoic acid in vitro was examined on the basis of inhibitory activity against the induction of the intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1). The anticancer activity of the 14 isolated compounds, including 1, 2, 15, and methyl esters of ursolic acid and oleanolic acid in vitro was examined on the basis of the cell growth inhibitory activities toward three kinds of human cell lines.
    Journal of Natural Products 03/2005; 68(2):198-206. · 3.29 Impact Factor