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Molecules 2014, 19(11), 17619-17631; doi:10.3390/molecules191117619

Five New Taraxerene-Type Triterpenes from the Branch Barks of Davidia involucrata

Key Laboratory of Plant Virology of Fujian Province, Institute of Plant Virology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian, China
Key Laboratory of Bio-Pesticide and Chemistry-Biology, Ministry of Education, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian, China 
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Received: 8 October 2014 / Revised: 27 October 2014 / Accepted: 28 October 2014 / Published: 30 October 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Five new taraxerene-type triterpenes, 2-nor-D-friedoolean-14-en-28-ol (1), 2-nor-d-friedoolean-14-en-3α,28-diol (2), 6α-hydroxy-2-nor-D-friedoolean-14-en-3,21-dione (3), 6α,11α,29-trihydroxy-D-friedoolean-14-en-3,16,21-trione (4), and 6α,23,29-trihydroxy-D-friedoolean-14-en-3,16,21-trione (5), were isolated from the MeOH extract of the branch barks of Davidia involucrata, together with five known compounds. Their structures were elucidated by means of various spectroscopic analyses. Five of the identified compounds showed moderate cytotoxicities against the cell proliferation of SGC-7901, MCF-7, and BEL-7404. View Full-Text
Keywords: Davidia involucrata; Nyssaceae; taraxerene; triterpenoid Davidia involucrata; Nyssaceae; taraxerene; triterpenoid

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Tan, Q.-W.; Ouyang, M.-A.; Chen, Q.-J.; Wu, Z.-J. Five New Taraxerene-Type Triterpenes from the Branch Barks of Davidia involucrata. Molecules 2014, 19, 17619-17631.

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