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Inclusion complexes of salicylic acid (SA) and acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin, ASA) with polysaccharide arabinogalactan (AG) from larch wood Larix sibirica and Larix gmelinii were synthesized using mechanochemical technology. In the present study, we have investigated physicochemical properties of the synthesized complexes in solid state and in aqueous… (More)
The synthesis of new betulin and ursolic acid derivatives and evaluation of their antiviral activity in vitro is reported. Betulin was modified at positions C-3, C-20 and C-28 to afford the derivatives with nicotinoyl-, methoxycynnamoyl-, alkyne and aminopropoxy-2-cyanoethyl-moieties. The two stage conversion of betulin to the new ursane-type triterpenoid… (More)
Two new triterpenoid saponins 1 and 2 were isolated from the methanol extract of the roots of Acanthophyllum gypsophiloides Regel. These saponins have quillaic acid or gypsogenin moieties as an aglycon, and both bear similar sets of two oligosaccharide chains, which are 3-O-linked to the triterpenoid part trisaccharide… (More)
The biological activity of natural and semisynthetic lupane triterpenoids is discussed in a two-part review. The first part is devoted to the pharmacological properties of natural lupane triterpenoids. Betulinic acid has proven to be the most effective antitumor agent among more than fifty natural lupanes.
Betulin and betulinic acid have been modified at the C-3 and C-28 positions and the antiviral activity of derivatives has been evaluated in vitro. It was found that simple modifications of the parent structure of lupane triterpenes produced highly effective agents against influenza A and herpes simplex type 1 viruses.
Plant-derived pentacyclic triterpenoids of lupane and oleanane families provide a versatile structural platform for the discovery of new biologically active compounds. A number of semisynthetic derivatives of these molecules, possess high medical efficiency including antiviral (HIV-1), anticancer and immunomodulating activity. Even small structural changes… (More)
The rare olean-18(19)-ene triterpenoids moradiol and moronic acid were synthesized from betulin, and their antiviral properties were investigated.