Seven quassinoids from Fructus Bruceae with cytotoxic effects on pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines.

Our previous studies showed that the alcohol extract of the fruit of Brucea javanica (Fructus Bruceae) possessed significant cytotoxicity in pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. A bioassay-guided fractionation and purification resulted in the isolation and characterization of seven quassinoids including brusatol, bruceine D, bruceine H, yadanzioside A… CONTINUE READING