Achyrofuran, a new antihyperglycemic dibenzofuran from the South American medicinal plant Achyrocline satureioides.

@article{Carney2002AchyrofuranAN,
  title={Achyrofuran, a new antihyperglycemic dibenzofuran from the South American medicinal plant Achyrocline satureioides.},
  author={John R. Carney and Joann M Krenisky and R Thomas Williamson and Jian Luo},
  journal={Journal of natural products},
  year={2002},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={203-5}
}
A new prenylated dibenzofuran, achyrofuran (2), was isolated from an extract of Achyrocline satureioides by bioassay-guided fractionation using the db/db mouse model for type 2 diabetes. Compound 2significantly lowered blood glucose levels in this model when administered orally at 20 mg/kg q.d. 

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