Saponins isolated from Allium chinense G. Don and antitumor-promoting activities of isoliquiritigenin and laxogenin from the same drug.

@article{Baba2000SaponinsIF,
  title={Saponins isolated from Allium chinense G. Don and antitumor-promoting activities of isoliquiritigenin and laxogenin from the same drug.},
  author={Masaki Baba and M. Ohmura and Nobuyuki Kishi and Yoshihito Okada and Satoko Shibata and Jiang-nan Peng and Shi Sheng Yao and Hoyoku Nishino and Toru Okuyama},
  journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={660-2}
}
Investigation of the Chinese crude drug "Xiebai," the bulbs of Allium chinense G. Don (Liliaceae), led to the isolation of 2 saponins, xiebai-saponin I (laxogenin 3-O-beta-xylopyranosyl (1-->4)-[alpha-arabinopyranosyl (1-->6)-beta-glucopyranoside) (1) and laxogenin 3-O-alpha-arabinopyranosyl (1-->6)-beta-glucopyranoside (2), and the aglycone, laxogenin (3), together with 2 chalcones, isoliquiritigenin (4) and isoliquiritigenin-4-O-glucoside (5), and beta-sitosterol glucoside (6). Compounds 1-5… CONTINUE READING