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Molecules 2006, 11(9), 661-665; doi:10.3390/11090661

A Novel Triterpene from Centella asiatica

1 College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, P.R. China 2 School of Agronomy, Hebei Normal University of Science & Technology, Hebei Cangli, 066600, P.R. China 3 School of Pharmacy, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300070, P.R. China 4 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokushima, 770-8505, Japan
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Received: 28 July 2006 / Revised: 11 August 2006 / Accepted: 30 August 2006 / Published: 4 September 2006
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A novel triterpene, 2α,3β,20,23-tetrahydroxyurs-28-oic acid (1), was isolated from the aerial part of Centella asiatica. Its structure was elucidated by spectroscopic methods, including 2D-NMR spectra. It displayed no activity against Hela and A549 cell lines at concentrations of 10 and 30 μg/mL, respectively.
Keywords: Centella asiatica; triterpene; 2α; 3β; 20; 23-tetrahydroxyurs-28-oic acid. Centella asiatica; triterpene; ; ; 20; 23-tetrahydroxyurs-28-oic acid.
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Yu, Q.-L.; Duan, H.-Q.; Takaishi, Y.; Gao, W.-Y. A Novel Triterpene from Centella asiatica. Molecules 2006, 11, 661-665.

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