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Correction published on 15 January 2009, see Molecules 2009, 14(1), 412-413.

Molecules 2008, 13(12), 3033-3039; doi:10.3390/molecules13123033

A New Cytotoxic Pregnanone from Calotropis gigantea

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1 Institute of Crops Genetic Resources, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Danzhou, 571737, P. R. China 2 Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou, 571101, P. R. China
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Received: 25 September 2008 / Revised: 26 November 2008 / Accepted: 3 December 2008 / Published: 4 December 2008
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A new pregnanone, named calotropone (1), was isolated from the EtOH extract of the roots of Calotropis gigantea L. together with a known cardiac glycoside. The structures were elucidated by a study of their physical and spectral data. Compounds 1 and 2 displayed inhibitory effects towards chronic myelogenous leukemia K562 and human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cell lines.
Keywords: Calotropis gigantea L.; Calotropone; Cytotoxicity Calotropis gigantea L.; Calotropone; Cytotoxicity
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Wang, Z.-N.; Wang, M.-Y.; Mei, W.-L.; Han, Z.; Dai, H.-F. A New Cytotoxic Pregnanone from Calotropis gigantea. Molecules 2008, 13, 3033-3039.

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