In Vitro Inhibitory Effects of 8-O-Demethylmaritidine and Undulatine on Acetylcholinesterase and Their Predicted Penetration across the Blood-Brain Barrier.


Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Currently, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition is the most widely used therapeutic treatment. A large number of naturally occurring compounds have been found to inhibit AChE. In this report the mechanism of AChE inhibition of two Amaryllidaceae alkaloids, 8-O-demethylmaritidine (1) and undulatine… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.5b00191