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Twelve new arborinane-type triterpenoids (1-12) and four new anthraquinones (13-16), together with 50 known compounds, were isolated from the roots of Rubia yunnanensis. The structures of 1-16 were elucidated by spectroscopic data analysis and chemical methods. All compounds were evaluated for their cytotoxic, antibacterial, and antifungal activities.(More)
Two novel naphthohydroquinone dimers with unprecedented skeletons, rubialatins A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the herbal plant Rubia alata together with their precursor, mollugin (3). The structures were elucidated on the basis of NMR spectra and crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 1, a racemate, was separated by chiral column chromatography, and the(More)
Cancer cells acquire invasive ability to degrade and adhere to extracellular matrix (ECM) and migrate to adjacent tissues. This ultimately results metastasis. Hence, the present study investigated the in vitro effects of cyclopeptide glycoside, RA-XII on cell adhesion, invasion, proliferation and matrix degradation, and its underlying mechanism in murine(More)
One new cyclic hexapeptide named rubipodanin A (1), which is the first identified natural N-desmonomethyl Rubiaceae-type cyclopeptide, together with six known Rubiaceae-type cyclopeptides (2-7) were obtained using the TLC cyclopeptide protosite detection method with ninhydrin from the roots and rhizomes of Rubia podantha. The cyclopeptide structures were(More)
Cyclopeptide RA-V has potent anti-tumor and anti-angiogenic activities, but its potential anti-metastatic activity is unknown. Cancer cells acquire invasive ability to degrade and adhere to extracellular matrix (ECM), allowing them to migrate to adjacent tissues and ultimately metastasize. Hence, the present study aimed to investigate the effects of RA-V on(More)
Two new cyclic nonapeptides, named clausenlanins A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the roots and rhizomes of Clausena lansium. Their structures were elucidated as cyclo-(Gly1-l-Leu2-l-Ile3-l-Leu4-l-Leu5-l-Leu6-l-Leu7-l-Leu8-l-Leu9) (1) and cyclo-(Gly1-l-Leu2-l-Val3-l-Leu4-l-Leu5-l-Leu6-l-Leu7-l-Leu8-l-Leu9) (2) respectively on the basis of extensive(More)
OBJECTIVE To separate and identify cyclopeptides of tubers of Rubia schumanniana. METHOD The 70% methanol extracts from tubers of Rubia schumanniana were separated and purified by silica gel, RP-18, Sephedax LH-20 and HPLC. Their structures were identified by spectral analysis. RESULT Nine cyclopeptides were separated and identified as RA- II (1), RA-V(More)
Natural cyclopeptides are hot spots in chemical and pharmaceutical fields because of the wide spreading bio-resources, complex molecular structures and various bioactivities. Bio-producers of cyclopeptides distribute over almost every kingdom from bacteria to plants and animals. Many cyclopeptides contain non-coded amino acids and non-pepditic bonds. Most(More)
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