Phytoconstituents with Radical Scavenging and Cytotoxic Activities from Diospyros shimbaensis

  title={Phytoconstituents with Radical Scavenging and Cytotoxic Activities from Diospyros shimbaensis},
  author={Per Aronsson and Joan J E Munissi and Amra Gruhonjic and P. Fitzpatrick and G. Landberg and Stephen S Nyandoro and M. Erd{\'e}lyi},
  • Per Aronsson, Joan J E Munissi, +4 authors M. Erdélyi
  • Published 2016
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Diseases
  • As part of our search for natural products having antioxidant and anticancer properties, the phytochemical investigation of Diospyros shimbaensis (Ebenaceae), a plant belonging to a genus widely used in East African traditional medicine, was carried out. From its stem and root barks the new naphthoquinone 8,8′-oxo-biplumbagin (1) was isolated along with the known tetralones trans-isoshinanolone (2) and cis-isoshinanolone (3), and the naphthoquinones plumbagin (4) and 3,3′-biplumbagin (5… CONTINUE READING
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