Triterpenoid saponins from the genus Camellia: structures, biological activities, and molecular simulation for structure-activity relationship.

This review summarizes the isolation, chemical identification, and biochemical activities of Camellia triterpenoid saponins, updating a previous review and encompassing all new studies through September 2017. Further, molecular simulations of the interaction between several known cytotoxic oleiferasaponin monomers and Interleukin-6 are discussed… (More)