Antiplasmodial triterpenes from twigs of Gardenia saxatilis.

  title={Antiplasmodial triterpenes from twigs of Gardenia saxatilis.},
  author={Apichart Suksamrarn and Tanud Tanachatchairatana and Somdej Kanokmedhakul},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={88 2-3},
Ten triterpenes (1-10) were isolated and identified from the twigs of Gardenia saxatilis (Rubiaceae) and were subjected to antiplasmodial evaluation against the parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The first six compounds, lupenone (1), lupeol (2), betulinic acid (3), oleanolic acid (4), ursolic acid (5), and winchic acid (27-O-feruloyloxybetulinic acid) (6) were inactive in the assay. The other four compounds, messagenic acid A (7) and messagenic acid B (8), the 27-O-p-(Z)- and 27-O-p-(E)-coumarate… CONTINUE READING


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