Molluscicidal saponins from Anagallis arvensis against schistosome intermediate hosts.

@article{AbdelGawad2000MolluscicidalSF,
  title={Molluscicidal saponins from Anagallis arvensis against schistosome intermediate hosts.},
  author={Mona M A Abdel-Gawad and Samir M. El-Amin and Hajime Ohigashi and Y Watanabe and Naokazu Takeda and Hiromu Sugiyama and Masanori Kawanaka},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={17-9}
}
The molluscicidal activity of saponins isolated from the plant Anagallis arvensis (Primulaceae) was studied against schistosome intermediate hosts, Biomphalaria glabrata and Oncomelania quadrasi. @Strong molluscicidal activity was found in two compounds called desglucoanagalloside B and anagalloside B. Their structures were identified on the basis of chemical and spectroscopic analyses and their activities are comparable to that of the synthetic molluscicide, niclosamide.