Biologically active acetogenins from stem bark of Asimina triloba.


In continuing our research with cytotoxic and pesticidal components from the stem bark of the North American paw paw, Asimina triloba, the novel cytotoxic monotetrahydrofuran Annonaceous acetogenins, cis- and trans-annonacin-A-one, cis- and trans-gigantetrocinone and cis-isoannonacin, in addition to the known compounds, trans-isoannonacin and squamolone, have been identified. Brine shrimp lethality testing was used to direct the fractionation. The structures were elucidated by spectral analysis and/or chemical synthesis. These acetogenins have potent cytotoxicities against the human tumour cell lines of A-549 (lung carcinoma), MCF-7 (breast carcinoma) and HT-29 (colon adenocarcinoma).

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@article{Zhao1993BiologicallyAA, title={Biologically active acetogenins from stem bark of Asimina triloba.}, author={Guang Xing Zhao and Martin Rieser and Yu Hua Hui and L R Miesbauer and D. Alastair Smith and Jerry McLaughlin}, journal={Phytochemistry}, year={1993}, volume={33 5}, pages={1065-73} }