Secondary metabolites from the unique bamboo, Melocanna baccifera

  title={Secondary metabolites from the unique bamboo, Melocanna baccifera},
  author={Balaji Govindan and Anil John Johnson and Gayathri Viswanathan and Venkataraman Ramaswamy and Konnath Chacko Koshy and Sabulal Baby},
  journal={Natural Product Research},
  pages={122 - 125}
Abstract Phytochemistry of fruits and leaves of the unique bamboo Melocanna baccifera resulted in the isolation of 27 secondary metabolites, including 4-Oxabicyclo[3.2.2]nona-1(7),5,8-triene and Verbacine. Biological activity studies of Verbacine revealed it as an inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase and as cytotoxic against C6 cancer cells. 

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