A diterpene from Mikania obtusata active on Trypanosoma cruzi.

Abstract

The diterpene ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid (1) was identified as the trypanocidal component of the ethanolic extract from Mikania obtusata D. C. (Asteraceae). This compound presents an IC50 of 0.5 mg/ml (1.66 mM) against the trypomastigote blood form of the Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas' disease (American trypanosomiasis). 

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