Yun-Bao Ma

Kunming University of Science and Technology, Yün-nan, Yunnan, China

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    ABSTRACT: Two new secoiridoids, swerpatic acid (1) with an unusual C8 skeleton and swerpalactone (2), were isolated along with ten known compounds (3-12) from the whole plants of Swertia patens. Their structures were elucidated by comprehensive spectroscopic analyses. Eight compounds were evaluated for their anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) activities on Hep G 2.2.15 cell line in vitro. Compounds 4 and 10 showed moderate inhibitory activities on the secretion of HBsAg with IC50 values of 1.96 and 0.50 mM.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Asian natural products research
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    ABSTRACT: Yin-Chen is a famous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in China for the treatment of acute and chronic hepatitis. Two species, namely Artemisia scoparia and Artemisia capillaris, are documented in Chinese Pharmacopoeia as the authentic resources for Yin-Chen. Previous investigation has proved that chlorogenic acid analogs and phenolic acids are two main types of the anti-HBV active constituents of A. capillaris. However, there is no investigation concerned with the anti-HBV components of A. scoparia.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of ethnopharmacology
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    ABSTRACT: Paeoveitols A-E (1-5), involving three monoterpenes and two benzofran constituents, were isolated from Paeonia veitchii. Their structures were determined based on extensive spectral analyses (IR, UV, MS, 1D and 2D NMR), and the absolute configuration of compound 1 was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. By the agitating human melatonin receptor 1 (MT1) assay on HEK293 cell line in vitro, compound 4 showed weak activity with the agitation rate of 22.52 % at the concentration of 1.79mM. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Fitoterapia
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    ABSTRACT: Investigation on the fruits of Melia toosendan afforded seven new lignans (1-7), along with seventeen known compounds (8-24). The structures of the new compounds, involving four neo-lignans (1-4), two sesquilignans (5-6), and a nor-lignan (7), were elucidated based on extensive spectroscopic analyses (high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectra, ultraviolet, infrared, one-dimensional and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance). Compound 24 exhibited activity on melatonin receptor type 1 with an agonistic rate of 57.77 % at 1.02 mM according to the assay on HEK293 cell lines in vitro. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Planta Medica
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    ABSTRACT: The rhizome of Cyperus rotundus (C. rotundus) is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine to cure hepatitis in many formulae, but the active components responsible for hepatitis have not been elucidated. According to our bioassay on HepG2.2.15 cell line in vitro, the ethanol extract of C. rotundus demonstrated potent anti-HBV activity. This current study was designed to isolate and identify the anti-HBV active constituents from the rhizomes of C. rotundus. Bioactivity and LC-MS guided fractionation on the extract of C. rotundus using various chromatographic techniques including open-column, Sephadex LH-20 and semi-preparative high performance liquid chromatography led to the isolation and identification of thirty-seven sesquiterpenoids. Structural elucidation of the isolates was carried out by extensive spectroscopic analyses (UV, IR, HRMS, 1D- and 2D-NMR). The anti-HBV activity and cytotoxicity were evaluated on the HBV-transfected HepG2.2.15 cell line in vitro. The cytotoxicity effects of the isolates were assessed by a MTT assay. The secretions of HBsAg and HBeAg in the culture medium were detected by ELISA method, and the load of HBV DNA was quantified by real-time fluorescent PCR technique. Five new patchoulane-type sesquiterpenoids, namely cyperene-3, 8-dione (1), 14-hydroxy cyperotundone (2), 14-acetoxy cyperotundone (3), 3β-hydroxycyperenoic acid (4) and sugetriol-3, 9-diacetate (5), along with 32 known sesquiterpenoids were isolated from the active fractions of C. rotundus. Compounds 2 and 3 were the first cyperotundone-type sesquiterpenoids with a hydroxyl group at C-14 position. Nine eudesmane-type sesquiterpenoids (15-21 and 23-24) significantly inhibited the HBV DNA replication with IC50 values of 42.7±5.9, 22.5±1.9, 13.2±1.2, 10.1±0.7, 14.1±1.1, 15.3±2.7, 13.8±0.9, 19.7±2.1 and 11.9±0.6μM, respectively, of which, compounds 17, 21, 23 and 24 possessed high SI values of 250.4, 125.5,>259.6 and 127.5, respectively. Two patchoulane-type sesquiterpenoids (4 and 7) effectively suppressed the secretion of HBsAg in a dose-dependent manner with IC50 values of 46.6±14.3 (SI=31.0) and 77.2±13.0 (SI=1.7) μM, respectively. Compounds 2, 8, 12, 15, 17 and 25 possessed moderate activities against HBeAg secretion with IC50 values of 162.5±18.9 (SI=13.3), 399.2±90.0 (SI=10.6), 274.7±70.8 (SI=5.2), 313.9±87.5 (SI=7.2), 334.0±70.4 (SI=9.9) and 285.3±20.9 (SI=15.5) μM, respectively. This is the first study to reveal the anti-HBV constituents of C. rotundus, demonstrating that the eudesmane-type sesquiterpenoids might contribute to the anti-HBV activity of the rhizomes of Cyperus rotundus. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Journal of ethnopharmacology
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    ABSTRACT: One unusual secoiridoid trimer, namely sweriyunnanlactone A (1), was isolated from Swertia yunnanensis under the guidance of LC–MS analysis. Sweriyunnanlactone A with a phenyl ring (ring F) was the first example of secoiridoid trimer featuring a C28 skeleton. Its structure was determined by extensive HRESIMS, 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data, and GIAO 13C NMR calculation. Compound 1 showed weak inhibition on HBV DNA replication with an IC50 value of 60.76 μM (SI = 12.6) on HepG 2.2.15 cell line in vitro.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Tetrahedron Letters
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    ABSTRACT: Fifteen known compounds were isolated from Swertia delavayi by silica gel, Sephadex LH-20 and Rp-18 column chromatographies. Based on extensive spectroscopic analysis (MS, 1H, 13C-NMR), their structures were identified aserythrocentaurin (1), erythrocentaurindimethylacetal (2), sweroside (3), swertiamarin (4), gentiopicroside (5), swertiakoside A (6), 2'-O-acetylswertiamarin (7), 4'-O-[(Z) -coumaroyl] swertiamarin (8), 1,5,8-trihydroxy-3-methoxyxanthone (9), 8-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-1-hydroxy-2,3, 5-trimethoxyxanthone (10), 8-O-[β-D-xyl- opyranosyl-(1 --> 6)-β-D-glucopyranosyl]-7,8-dihydroxy-3-methoxyxanthone (11), isovitexin (12), β-sitosterol (13), daucosterol (14), and oleanolic acid (15). Among them, ten ones (14, 7-11, 13) were obtained from S. delavayi for the first time. The isolates were evaluated for their anti-HBV activities in HepG 2. 2. 15 cell line in vitro. The results showed that compound 1, 2, 6, 7, 9 and 12 exhibited significant inhibitory activity on HBV DNA replication with IC50 values from 0.05 to 1.46 mmol x L(-1).
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica
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    ABSTRACT: Five new secoiridoid glycosides, swericinctosides A and B (1-2), 9-epi swertiamarin (3), 2'-O-m-hydroxybenzoyl swertiamarin (4), 4''-O-acetyl swertianoside E (5), and one unusual lactonic enol ketone, 3-(hydroxymethyl ene) dihydro-2H-pyran-2, 4(3H)-dione (6), together with three known compounds, swertiaside (7), swertianoside C (8) and decentapicrin B (9) were isolated from Swertia cincta. The structures of the new compounds were determined by extensive spectroscopic analyses including 1D and 2D NMR, HRESIMS, UV, IR and [α]D spectra. Anti-HBV assay on HepG 2.2.15 cell line in vitro demonstrated that compounds 1-9 possessed inhibitory activity on HBV DNA replication with IC50 values from 0.05 to 1.83mM, and compounds 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8 could inhibit the secretion of HBsAg with IC50 values from 0.24 to 1.06mM. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Fitoterapia
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    ABSTRACT: p-Hydroxyacetophenone (p-HAP), as a main hepatoprotective and choleretic constituent of Artemisia capillaris, was revealed with anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) effects in recent investigation. In addition to p-HAP, four derivatives of p-HAP were also isolated from A. capillaris by various chromatographic methods. Subsequent structural modification on p-HAP and its glycoside led to the synthesis of 28 additional derivatives, of which 13 compounds showed activity inhibiting hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) secretion; and 18 compounds possessed inhibition on HBV DNA replication. The primary structure-activity relationships (SARs) suggested that the conjugated derivatives of p-HAP glycoside and substituted cinnamic acids (2a-2i) obviously enhanced the activity against HBV DNA replication with IC50 values ranged from 5.8 to 74.4μM. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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    ABSTRACT: Twenty-four derivatives of erythrocentaurin (ET) were synthesized and evaluated for their anti-HBV activities on HepG 2.2.15 cell line in vitro. Eight compounds 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 1e, 1k, and 1m increased activity against HBV DNA replication with the SI values higher than 11. In particular, derivatives 1e and 1k exhibited the most potent inhibition on HBV DNA replication with the IC50 values of 0.026mM (SI>70.8) and 0.045mM (SI>36.0), respectively. The primary structure-activity relationships (SARs) of ET derivatives were summarized for exploring potent anti-HBV agents. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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    ABSTRACT: Three new secoiridoid aglycones of (-)-swermusic acid A (1) and B (3), and (-)-swerimuslatone A (2), and four new secoiridoid glycosides of 6'-O-formylsweroside (4), 6'-O-formylgentiopicroside (5), 6'-O-acetylamarogentin (6) and 6'-O-acetylamaronitidin (7), along with 40 known compounds (8-47) were isolated from Swertia mussotii. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses including MS, IR, UV, 1D- and 2D-NMR. 45 compounds from swertia mussotii were evaluated for their anti-HBV activity on the HepG 2.2.15 cell line in vitro inhibiting the secretions of HBsAg and HBeAg, as well as HBV DNA replication. The six of nine phenols 26-29, 31 and 32 exhibited activities inhibiting HBsAg and HBeAg secretion with IC50 values from 0.23 to 5.18mM, and HBV DNA replication with IC50 value from<0.06 to 2.62mM. Moreover, isooriention (45) displayed significant anti-HBV activities against the secretions of HBsAg and HBeAg with IC50 value of 0.79 and 1.12mM, as well as HBV DNA replication with IC50 value of 0.02mM. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2015 · Fitoterapia
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    ABSTRACT: Four new compounds swertiachiralatone A (1), swertiachoside A (2), swertiachirdiol A (3) and swertiachoside B (4), together with twenty-six known ones were isolated from the ethanol extract of Swertia chirayita. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses (1D- and 2D-NMR, HRESIMS, UV, IR and [α]D). All compounds were evaluated for anti-hepatitis B virus (anti-HBV) activities on HepG 2.2.15 cells line in vitro, of which compounds 14 and 19 showed inhibitory activity on hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) secretion with IC50 values of 0.31±0.045 and 1.49±0.033mM; compounds 14 and 28 exhibited activity against hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) secretion with IC50 values of 0.77±0.076 and 5.92±1.02mM; and eight compounds (8,9,13,14,24-26,29) possessed activity against HBV DNA replication with IC50 values of 0.07-0.33mM. In particular (+)-cycloolivil-4'-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (14) exhibited inhibition not only on the secretions of HBsAg and HBeAg with IC50 values of 0.31±0.045mM (SI=4.29) and 0.77±0.076mM (SI=1.75), respectively, but also on HBV DNA replication with an IC50 value of 0.29±0.034mM (SI=4.66). Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2014 · Fitoterapia
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    ABSTRACT: Ethnopharmacological relevance: Hepatitis B induced by HBV is a serious health problem. Artemisia capillaris (Yin-Chen) has long been used to treat hepatitis in traditional Chinese medicine. Coumarins, flavonoids and organic acids were revealed as its hepatoprotective and choleretic components, but its anti-HBV active components remain unknown. This current study focused on its anti-HBV active constituents by various chromatographic methods. Material and methods: LC/MS and bioassay-guided fractionation on the active extract of Artemisia capillaris led to the isolation of nine chlorogenic acid analogues. Structures of the isolates were elucidated by MS/MS and NMR techniques. Anti-HBV assay was performed on HepG 2.2.15 cell line in vitro: reduction of HBsAg and HBeAg secretions was measured by an ELISA method; inhibition of HBV DNA replication was monitored by real-time quantitative PCR and cellular toxicity was assessed by a MTT method. Results: The 90% ethanol extract of Artemisia capillaris (Fr. AC) showed significantly inhibitory activity on HBV DNA replication with an IC₅₀ value of 76.1 ± 3.9 μg/mL and low cytotoxic effects (SI>20.1). To clarify its active constituents, the extract was further separated into 3 sub-fractions (AC-1, AC-2 and AC-3), of which Fr. AC-2 was the most active fraction against HBeAg secretion and HBV DNA replication with IC50 values of 44.2 ± 2.8 and 23.2 ± 1.9 μg/mL. Nine chlorogenic acid analogues were detected from the active part (Fr. AC-2) by a LC/MS technique and further separated by a HPLC method. The isolates were determined as chlorogenic acid (1), cryptochlorogenic acid (2), neochlorogenic acid (3), 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid (4), 4,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid (5), 3,4-dicaffeoylquinic acid (6), chlorogenic acid methyl ester (7), cryptochlorogenic acid methyl ester (8), neochlorogenic acid methyl ester (9). Compounds 1-6 possessed potent activity against HBV DNA replication with IC50 values in the range of 5.5 ± 0.9-13.7 ± 1.3 μM. Di-caffeoyl analogues (4-6) also exhibited activity against the secretions of HBsAg and HBeAg. Esterified analogues (7-9) showed dramatically decreased anti-HBV activity, indicating that carboxyl group is closely associated to the anti-HBV activity. Conclusions: This investigation was focused on the active fractions of Artemisia capillaris and their active compositions, which showed that Fr. AC-2 was the main active section of Artemisia capillaris and chlorogenic acid analogues were the main constituents contributing to its anti-HBV activity. These results support the ethnopharmacological use of Artemisia capillaris as anti-HBV agents.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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    ABSTRACT: Thirty-nine caudatin analogs were designed and synthesized. Their anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) activities were evaluated in vitro. Among them, twenty-three compounds showed much better anti-HBV activity than caudatin, and eleven compounds significantly inhibited the HBV DNA replication with IC50 values < 10 μΜ. Interestingly, three compounds (22, 28, 29) exhibited excellent activity against the secretion of HBsAg (IC50 = 63.02 μΜ, 52.81 μΜ, 56.08 μΜ), HBeAg (IC50 = 204.80 μΜ, 173.51 μΜ, 70.39 μΜ), along with HBV DNA replication (IC50 = 24.55 μΜ, 5.69 μΜ, 8.23 μΜ) with lower cytotoxicity. The structure-activity relationships (SARs) of these caudatin analogs were also discussed.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Medicinal Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Two new sesquiterpenoid glycosides, nicotabalactonecoside (1) and nicotabadiolcoside (2), along with four known terpenoids (3-6) were isolated from the leaves of Nicotiana tabacum. The structures of compounds 1 and 2 were determined as dihydrodeacetylphytuberin-2-one 11-O-β-d-glucopyranoside and 1,2-dehydro-4-epieremophil-9-ene-11,12-diol 12-O-β-d-glucopyranoside by extensive spectroscopic analyses (HR-ESI-MS, UV, IR, 1D, and 2D NMR) and chemical method. Compound 1 is an unusual phytuberin-type sesquiterpenoid with a 6/5/5 tricyclic system.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
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    ABSTRACT: 28 Derivatives of panaxadiol (PD) and panaxatriol were synthesized and evaluated for their anti-HBV activity on HepG 2.2.15 cells, of which 17 derivatives inhibited HBV DNA replication. Compounds 4, 9, 10, 14, and 15 showed moderate activity against HBV DNA replication with IC50 values ranged from 7.27 to 28.21 μM compared with PD. In particular, 3-O-2′-thenoyl panaxadiol (4) inhibited not only HBV DNA replication (IC50 = 16.5 μM, SI > 115.7) but also HBsAg (IC50 = 30.8 μM, SI > 62.0) and HBeAg (IC50 = 18.2 μM, SI > 105.14) secretions. Their structure–activity relationships were discussed for guiding future research toward the discovery of new anti-HBV agents. Graphical Abstract Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s13659-014-0018-2) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.
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    ABSTRACT: Three new polyacetylenes, 8 - (Z) - decene - 4, 6-diyne - 1, 3, 10-triol (1), 1, 3S, 8S - trihydroxydec - 9 - en - 4, 6 - yne (2), 3S, 8S - dihydroxydec - 9 - en - 4, 6 - yne 1 - O - β - D - glucopyranoside (3), and one new glucosyl caffeoate, 1 - O - ethyl - 6 - O - caffeoyl - β - D - glucopyranose (4), together with 34 known compounds were isolated from Artemisia capillaris. The structures of the new compounds were determined by extensive spectroscopic analyses including 1D and 2D NMR, HRESIMS, [α]D and CD experiments. Among them, 19 compounds showed activity inhibiting HBsAg secretion; 20 compounds showed activity inhibiting HBeAg secretion; and 25 compounds possessed inhibitory activity against HBV DNA replication according to our anti-HBV assay on HepG 2.2.15 cell line in vitro. The most active compound 12 could inhibit not only the secretions of HBsAg and HBeAg, but also HBV DNA replication with IC50 values of 15.02μM (SI=111.3), 9.00μM (SI=185.9) and 12.01μM (SI=139.2).
    No preview · Article · Jun 2014 · Fitoterapia
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    ABSTRACT: Dehydroandrographolide and andrographolide, two natural diterpenoids isolated from Andrographis paniculata possessed activity against HBV DNA replication with IC50 values of 22.58 and 54.07 μM and low SI values of 8.7 and 3.7 in our random assay. Consequently, 48 derivatives of dehydroandrographolide and andrographolide were synthesized and evaluated for their anti-HBV properties to yield a series of active derivatives with lower cytotoxicity, including 14 derivatives against HBsAg secretion, 19 derivatives against HBeAg secretion and 38 derivatives against HBV DNA replication. Interestingly, compound 4e could inhibit not only HBsAg and HBeAg secretions but also HBV DNA replication with SI values of 20.3, 125.0 and 104.9. Furthermore, the most active compound 2c with SI value higher than 165.1 inhibiting HBV DNA replication was revealed with the optimal log P value of 1.78 and log D values. Structure–activity relationships (SARs) of the derivatives were disclosed for guiding the future research toward the discovery of new anti-HBV drugs.
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    ABSTRACT: The ethyl acetate extract of the flower of Albizia julibrissin was isolated and purified by silica gel, Sephadex LH-20 and MCI GEL CHP-20P column chromatography to yield 29 compounds. Their structures were elucidated as 8-hydroxy-2, 6-dimethyl-2E, 6Z-octadienoic acid (1), 8-O-formyl-2, 6-dimethyl-2E, 6Z-octadienoic acid (la), 8-hydroxy-2, 6-dimethyl-2E, 6E-octadienoic acid (2), 8-O-formyl-2, 6-dimethyl-2E, 6E-octadienoic acid (2a), (2E, 6S)-2, 6-dimethyl-6-O-beta-D-xylpyranosyloxy-2, 7-menthia-folic acid (3), clovan-2beta, 9alpha-diol (4), 2beta-O-formyl-clovan-9alpha-ol (4a), 2beta, 9alpha-O-diformyl-clovan (4b), vomifoliol (5), (6S, 9R)-roseoside (6), vanillin (7), 4-O-ethylgallic acid (8), 3-ethoxy4-hydroxy-benzoic acid (9), p-hydroxybenzaldehyde (10), gallic acid (11), protocatechoic acid (12), stearic acid (13), palmitic acid (14), 2, 3-dihydroxypropyl hexadecanoate (15), linoleic acid (16), scopoletin (17), indole-3-carboxaldehyde (18), 2-furoic acid (19), 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furaldehyde (20), (22E, 24R)-5alpha, 8alpha-epidioxy-ergosta-6, 22-dien-3beta-ol (21), (22E, 24R)-5alpha, 8alpha-epidioxy-ergosta-6, 9, 22-trien-3beta-ol (22), (+)-lariciresinol 9'-stearate (23), formononetin (24) and uridine (25). Compounds 1a, 2a, 4a and 4b were new artifacts from the separation process, and others were obtained from A. julibrissin for the first time.
    Preview · Article · May 2014 · Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica
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    ABSTRACT: Six new 14 - noreudesmane sesquiterpenoids, nicotabacosides A-F (1-6), along with five known sesquiterpenoids (7-11), were isolated from the leaves of Nicotiana tabacum. The structures of compounds 1-6 were elucidated as isorishitin 3 - O - β - D - glucopyranoside (1), rishitin 3 - O - β - D - glucopyranoside (2), rishitin 2 - O - β - D - glucopyranosde (3), 1, 6 - dehydro - rishitin 3 - O - β - D - glucopyranoside (4), 2 - hydroxyl - ligudentatol 3 - O - β - D - glucopyranoside (5) and oxyglutinsone 3 - O - β - D - glucopyranoside (6) based on extensive spectroscopic analyses (HRESIMS, UV, IR, 1D and 2D NMR). Their absolute configurations were determined by the X-ray single-crystal diffraction and comparison of their electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2014 · Fitoterapia