[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Eight limonoids (1-8) including three A, B and D-seco-16-nor-type ones, 5,6-dehydrodesepoxyharperforin C2 (1), harrpernoid B (2), and its C-9S epimer, harrpernoid C (3), along with six known compounds (9-14), were isolated from fruits of Harrisonia perforata. Extensive spectroscopic analysis was used to elucidate their structures and stereochemistries. Further confirmation of structures of 1 and 2 were obtained by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Limonoids (1-8) were evaluated for their anti-tobacco mosaic virus activity and in vitro cytotoxicity against A549 and HL60 cell lines; only compound 2 showed weak activity.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Six new nortriterpenoids, schirubridilactones A-F (1-6), as well as 14 known compounds, were isolated from the leaves and stems of Schisandra rubriflora. The structures of 1-6 were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic methods including HSQC, HMBC, (1)H-(1)H COSY, and ROESY NMR experiments. The relative stereochemistry of 1 was confirmed through single-crystal X-ray analysis. In addition, compounds 1-6 showed anti-HIV-1 activity with EC(50) values in the range 14.3-80.8 microg/mL and selectivity indices in the range 2.2-9.0.
Journal of Natural Products 02/2010; 73(2):221-5. · 3.95 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Two new diterpenoid alkaloids, racemulosines A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the roots of Aconitum racemulosumFranch. The structures of the new alkaloids were elucidated by analysis of physical and spectroscopic data, and the structure of 1 was further confirmed by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Furthermore, compound 1, at 2.25⋅10−4 mol/l, showed moderate activity against platelet aggregation induced by PAF (platelet-activation factor).
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Angiopterlactones A (1) and B (2), two unique lactones, and three known lactones, osmundalactone (3), osmundalin (4), and 3,5-dihydroxy-gamma-caprolactone (5), have been isolated from the rhizome of Angiopteris caudatiformis. The structures of 1 and 2 were determined by NMR and MS methods, and the structure of 2 was confirmed by X-ray crystallography. The absolute configurations of 1 and 2 were assigned by application of the CD excitation chirality method and the modified Mosher's method. Compound 1 was slightly cytotoxic against HeLa cells, with an IC(50) value of 68.8 microM, and compounds 3 and 4 showed moderate insect antifeeding activity against Plutella xylostella and Heliothis virescens.
Journal of Natural Products 05/2009; 72(5):921-4. · 3.95 Impact Factor
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[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Two new unusual natural pigments were first isolated from the whole herbs of Selaginella tamariscina. The structure of selaginellin A (1) was established as (R,S)-4-[(4'-hydroxy-3-((4-hydroxyphenyl)ethynyl)biphenyl-2-yl)(4-hydroxyphenyl)methylene]-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-one and selaginellin B (2) as (R,S)-4-[(4'-methoxy-4-(methyl)-3-((4-methoxyphenyl)ethynyl)biphenyl-2-yl)(4-methoxyphenyl)methylene]-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-one, along with four known biflavonoids, amentoflavone (3), hinokiflavone (4), heveaflavone (5), and 7''-O-methylamentoflavone (6). Their chemical structures were elucidated by spectral analysis of electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy (ESI-MS), one-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1D-NMR) and two-dimensional-nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (2D-NMR) including (1)H-NMR, (13)C-NMR, distortionless enhancement by polarization transfer (DEPT) and heteronuclear multiple bond coherence (HMBC), and single-crystal X-ray diffraction techniques.
CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 08/2008; 56(7):982-4. · 1.38 Impact Factor