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Molecules 2015, 20(2), 2850-2856; doi:10.3390/molecules20022850

New Cytotoxic Sesquiterpenoids from Siegesbeckia glabrescens

2,* and 1,*
Center for Cell Fate Control and College of Pharmacy, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul 140-742, Korea
Department of Natural Medicine Resources, Semyung University, Chungbuk 390-711, Korea
These authors are equally contributed to this work.
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 6 January 2015 / Accepted: 2 February 2015 / Published: 10 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Two new sesquiterpenoids, siegenolides A (1) and B (2), and two known sesquiterpenes 3 and 4 were isolated from Siegesbeckia glabrescens. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analyses, and they were further evaluated for their cytotoxic activities against human cancer cells (MCF-7, AsPC-1, SW480, HCT 116, HepG2, HeLa). Compounds 14 showed differential cytotoxic effects on the target cancer cells with IC50 values in the range of 0.9–33.3 μM. View Full-Text
Keywords: Siegesbeckia glabrescens; compositae; sesquiterpenoids; cytotoxicity Siegesbeckia glabrescens; compositae; sesquiterpenoids; cytotoxicity

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Wu, Q.; Li, H.; Lee, S.Y.; Lee, H.J.; Ryu, J.-H. New Cytotoxic Sesquiterpenoids from Siegesbeckia glabrescens. Molecules 2015, 20, 2850-2856.

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