Jean Claude Ndom

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BACKGROUND Natural products play a key role in drug discovery programs, both serving as drugs and as templates for the synthesis of drugs, even though the quantities and availabilities of samples for screening are often limitted. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH A current collection of physical samples of > 500 compound derived from African medicinal plants aimed at(More)
Malaria is currently a public health concern in many countries in the world due to various factors which are not yet under check. Drug discovery projects targeting malaria often resort to natural sources in the search for lead compounds. A survey of the literature has led to a summary of the major findings regarding plant-derived compounds from African(More)
A cacalolide derivative named 4alpha-[2'-hydroxymethylacryloxy]-1beta-hydroxy-14-(5-->6) abeo eremophilan-12,8-olide and a shikimic acid derivative named (3'E)-(1alpha)-3-hydroxymethyl-4beta,5alpha-dimethoxycyclohex-2-enyloctadec-3'-enoate along with three known compounds, octacosan-1-ol, 3beta-hydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic acid and(More)
Traditional medicine caters for about 80% of the health care needs of many rural populations around the world, especially in developing countries. In addition, plant-derived compounds have played key roles in drug discovery. Malaria is currently a public health concern in many countries in the world due to factors such as chemotherapy faced by resistance,(More)
The CH2Cl2/CH3OH (1/1) extract of the dried stem of Drypetes chevalieri Beille afforded two new triterpenoïds named drypechevalin A (11-oxo-beta-amyrin-3beta-ylcaffeate) and drypechevalin B (3,7-dioxo-D:A-friedooleanan-24-al) along with five known compounds: lupeol, lupeone, erythrodiol, putranjivadione, friedelin. Their structures were established on the(More)
BACKGROUND Malaria is an endemic disease affecting many countries in Tropical regions. In the search for compound hits for the design and/or development of new drugs against the disease, many research teams have resorted to African medicinal plants in order to identify lead compounds. Three-dimensional molecular models were generated for anti-malarial(More)
In addition to one known compound, 3beta,8alpha-dihydroxyguaian-4(15),10(14),11(13)-trien-6,12 olide (8-desacylcynaropicrin) (3), two new sesquiterpene lactones have been isolated from the aerial parts of Crepis cameroonica. By means of spectroscopic analysis, the structures and relative configurations of the new compounds were established as(More)
Two novel acridone-quinoline alkaloids, acriquinoline A (1) and acriquinoline B (2), together with twenty-two known compounds were isolated from the methanol extract of the root of Citrus reticulata Blanco. The structures of all compounds were determined by comprehensive analyses of their 1D and 2D NMR and mass spectral (EI and ESI) data. The possible(More)
BACKGROUND Helichrysum species are used extensively for stress-related ailments and as dressings for wounds normally encountered in circumcision rites, bruises, cuts and sores. It has been reported that Helichysum species are used to relief abdominal pain, heart burn, cough, cold, wounds, female sterility, menstrual pain. RESULTS From the extracts of(More)
Fractionation of the methanol extract of the stem bark of Turraeanthus africanus led to the isolation of two new alkaloids designated turraeanthin A and B, together with two known alkaloids. The structures of the new alkaloids were elucidated by means of spectroscopic analysis and characterized as 10-O-demethyl-17-O-methyl isoarnottianamide and(More)