Kunihide Mihashi

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(+)-1(R)-Coclaurine (1) and (-)-1(S)-norcoclaurine (3), together with quercetin 3-O-beta-D-glucuronide (4), were isolated from the leaves of Nelumbo nucifera (Nymphaceae), and identified as anti-HIV principles. Compounds 1 and 3 demonstrated potent anti-HIV activity with EC50 values of 0.8 and <0.8 microg/mL, respectively, and therapeutic index (TI) values(More)
The CHCl3 extract of the root of Angelica japonica showed high inhibitory activity against human gastric adenocarcinoma (MK-1) cell growth. From this extract, a new furanocoumarin named japoangelone and four furanocoumarin ethers of falcarindiol, named japoangelols A-D, were isolated together with caffeic acid methyl ester, four polyacetylenic compounds(More)
The antiproliferative constituents in the MeOH extract from the aerial parts of Centella asiatica were investigated. Activity-guided fractionation of MeOH extract resulted in the isolation of ursolic acid lactone, ursolic acid, pomolic acid, 2alpha,3alpha-dihydroxyurs-12-en-28-oic acid, 3-epimaslinic acid, asiatic acid, corosolic acid, and rosmarinic acid.(More)
Six new sulfur-containing bis-iridoid glucosides, saprosmosides A-F (1-6), were isolated from the leaves of Saprosma scortechinii. From the stems of this same plant, two new iridoid glucosides, 3,4-dihydro-3-methoxypaederoside (8) and 10-O-benzoyldeacetylasperulosidic acid (12), were isolated. Their structures were elucidated by means of chemical, NMR, and(More)
Neutral polysaccharides that inhibit carrageenin-induced edema in rats were isolated from the nondialysate of the pulp of Aloe saponaria by gel filtration. These were shown to be a linear polymer of a 1,4-linked beta-D-mannopyranose (mol. wt. 15,000) containing 18% acetyl groups (As mannan 1), and a 1,4-linked alpha-D-mannopyranose polymer containing a(More)
Forty-two dihydroseselins based on the structure of suksdorfin (1) were synthesized in order to evaluate their anti-HIV activity. These synthetic derivatives include 3',4'-di-O-acyl- and 3'- or 4'-O-acyl-cis-dihydroseselins (8-21) and 3',4'-trans-dihydroseselins with O-acyl and/or O-alkyl groups at the 3' and 4' positions (6, 22-43). Two 4'-azido (44, 45)(More)
A further investigation of the leaves and stems of Saprosma scortechinii afforded 13 compounds, of which 10 are new compounds. These were elucidated as the bis-iridoid glucosides, saprosmosides G (1) and H (2), the iridoid glucoside, 6-O-epi-acetylscandoside (3), and the anthraquinones, 1-methoxy-3-hydroxy-2-carbomethoxy-9,10-anthraquinone (4),(More)
The MeOH extract of the fruits of Bupleurum rotundifolium showed inhibitory activity against human gastric adenocarcinoma (MK-1) cell growth. Bioactivity-guided fractionation of the MeOH extract led to the isolation of four new triglycosides of 13beta,28-epoxy oleanane-type triterpenes, named rotundiosides O, Q, S and T; 12 new glycosides of oleanane-type(More)