Antiproliferative Oleanane Saponins from Meryta denhamii

Fabio Venturella, Francesco De Simone, Nunziatina De Tommasi, Francesco De Simone, Fabrizio Dal Piaz, Paolo De Caprariis, Giuseppina Cioffi, Antonio Vassallo, Antonio Vassallo

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Eight new oleanane saponins (1- 8) together with four know saponins (9-12) were isolated from the aerial parts of Meryta denhamii. Their structures were elucidated by 1D and 2D NMR experiments including 1D TOCSY, DQF-COSY, ROESY, HSQC, and HMBC spectroscopy, as well as ESIMS analysis. The antiproliferative activity of all compounds was evaluated using three murine and human cancer cell lines: J774.A1, HEK-293, and WEHI-164.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1000-1004
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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