Peter Rüngeler

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Many sesquiterpene lactones (SLs) possess considerable anti-inflammatory activity. They inhibit the transcription factor NF-kappaB by selectively alkylating its p65 subunit probably by reacting with cysteine residues. Here we assayed 28 sesquiterpene lactones for their ability to inhibit NF-kappaB. The majority of the potent NF-kappaB inhibitors possess two(More)
Hypocretenolides, a small group of sesquiterpene lactones with an unusual ring structure, are constituents of a small number of species from the Lactuceae tribe (Asteraceae). Three biogenetically closely related 14-hypocretenolides from Leontodon hispidus L. were investigated for a putative anti-inflammatory activity.(More)
Fourteen novel sesquiterpene lactones of the germacranolide type have been isolated from the aerial parts of Mikania guaco: six costunolide, two melampolide and six germacra-4-trans,10(14),11(13)-trien-12.6alpha-olide derivatives. Except for one compound all the others possess a carbonyl function at C-9. Eight were obtained in the form of four isomer pairs(More)
In Central America leaf extracts from the Asteraceae Tithonia diversifolia are used externally for the treatment of haematomas and wounds. Therefore, the main sesquiterpene lactones (Sls) of this species growing in Costa Rica, diversifolin (1), diversifolin methyl ether (2), and tirotundin (3), were studied for their anti-inflammatory activity. We(More)
In Central America aerial parts of the Asteraceae Milleria quinqueflora are used in traditional medicine as a remedy for skin infections. Reinvestigation of this plant afforded thirteen sesquiterpene lactones (Sls), three of them are new. All isolated Sls were studied for their anti-inflammatory activity using the transcription factor NF-kappa B as(More)
Many sesquiterpene lactones (Sls) are known to possess anti-inflammatory activities. To gain further insight into their structure-activity relationships and the molecular mechanism of action, four germacranolide sesquiterpene lactones which differ in the skeleton and the number of reactive centers (4beta,15-epoxy-miller-9E-enolide (1),(More)
Sesquiterpene lactones (SLs) are the active compounds of a variety of traditionally used medicinal plants from the Asteraceae family. They are known to possess a considerable antiinflammatory activity in different inflammation models. They inhibit the transcription factor NF-kappaB probably by alkylating cysteine38 in the DNA binding domain of the p65(More)
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