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Biomolecules 2015, 5(2), 910-942; doi:10.3390/biom5020910

Endiandric Acid Derivatives and Other Constituents of Plants from the Genera Beilschmiedia and Endiandra (Lauraceae)

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Department of Chemistry, Higher Teacher Training College, University of Yaoundé 1, P.O. Box 47, Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Bielefeld University, P.O. Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
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Department of Chemistry, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 67, Dschang, Cameroon
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Academic Editor: Jürg Bähler
Received: 3 March 2015 / Accepted: 6 May 2015 / Published: 14 May 2015
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Abstract

Plants of the Lauraceae family are widely used in traditional medicine and are sources of various classes of secondary metabolites. Two genera of this family, Beilschmiedia and Endiandra, have been the subject of numerous investigations over the past decades because of their application in traditional medicine. They are the only source of bioactive endiandric acid derivatives. Noteworthy is that their biosynthesis contains two consecutive non-enzymatic electrocyclic reactions. Several interesting biological activities for this specific class of secondary metabolites and other constituents of the two genera have been reported, including antimicrobial, enzymes inhibitory and cytotoxic properties. This review compiles information on the structures of the compounds described between January 1960 and March 2015, their biological activities and information on endiandric acid biosynthesis, with 104 references being cited. View Full-Text
Keywords: Lauraceae; Beilschmiedia; Endiandra; chemical constituents; endiandric acid; alkaloids; biological activities Lauraceae; Beilschmiedia; Endiandra; chemical constituents; endiandric acid; alkaloids; biological activities
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Lenta, B.N.; Chouna, J.R.; Nkeng-Efouet, P.A.; Sewald, N. Endiandric Acid Derivatives and Other Constituents of Plants from the Genera Beilschmiedia and Endiandra (Lauraceae). Biomolecules 2015, 5, 910-942.

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