Waltraud Zugmaier

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An HPLC gradient method with photodiode array detection was developed for the simultaneous analysis of 12 different pentacyclic triterpenic acids in Indian and African frankincense gum resins as well as in related phytopharmaceuticals. The triterpenic acids were obtained by an exhaustive extraction procedure. Identification of the compounds was based on(More)
Signaling through NF-kappaB has been implicated in the malignant phenotype as well as the chemoresistance of various cancers. Here we show that the natural compounds acetyl-beta-boswellic acid and acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKbetaBA) inhibit proliferation and elicit cell death in chemoresistant androgen-independent PC-3 prostate cancer cells in(More)
A rapid, sensitive and selective HPLC separation with photodiode array detection was developed for the analysis of the novel pentacyclic triterpenoid acetyl-11-keto-alpha-boswellic acid. Complete baseline separation of acetyl-11-keto-alpha-boswellic acid from the corresponding isomer acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid was achieved on a fluorinated(More)
3Alpha-acetyl-11-keto-alpha-boswellic acid (3alpha-acetoxy-11-oxo-olean-12-en-24-oic acid, 1) was synthesized by a radical-type reaction using bromine and 3alpha-acetyl-alpha-boswellic acid isolated from the oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia carterii. 1D and 2D NMR (COSY, HMBC, ROESY) at 500 MHz were used for shift assignments and structure verification. The(More)
Sesquiterpene lactones such as helenalin have generally been considered as highly promising compounds for the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Although sesquiterpene lactones are known to inhibit signaling through transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB), the nature of their molecular targets remains controversial. To characterize the(More)
Butyrates and retinoids are promising antineoplastic agents. Here we analyzed effects of sodium butyrate and N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-retinamide (4-HPR) on prostate cancer cells as monotherapy or in combination in vitro and in vivo. Sodium butyrate and 4-HPR induced concentration-dependent growth inhibition in prostate cancer cells in vitro. The isobologram(More)
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