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Molecules 2015, 20(11), 20334-20340;

Triterpenoids from the Herbs of Salicornia bigelovii

Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Bioresources of Saline Soils, Institute of Botany, Jiangsu Province and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210014, China
Jiangsu Provincial Platform for Conservation and Utilization of Agricultural Germplasm, Nanjing 210014, China
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 16 September 2015 / Revised: 4 November 2015 / Accepted: 5 November 2015 / Published: 12 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
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A new nortriterpene saponin, 3-O-β-d-glucuronopyranosyl-30-norolean-12,20(29)-dien-23- oxo-28-oic acid, namely bigelovii D (11), was isolated from the hydroalcoholic extract of herbs of Salicornia bigelovii along with 10 known saponins (110). Their chemical structures were identified on the basis of spectroscopic analyses including two-dimensional NMR and a comparison with literature data. Some of these compounds showed potent antifungal activities in vitro. Compounds 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 demonstrated potent inhibitory activities against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and compound 11 displayed broad-spectrum inhibitory activity against Alternaria alternata, A. solani, Botrytis cinerea, C. gloeosporioides, Fusarium graminearum, F. verticilloides, Thanatephorus cucumeris and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, with EC50 values ranging from 13.6 to 36.3 μg/mL. View Full-Text
Keywords: Salicornia bigelovii Torr.; nortriterpenoid saponins; antifungal activity Salicornia bigelovii Torr.; nortriterpenoid saponins; antifungal activity

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Shan, Y.; Li, H.; Guan, F.; Chen, Y.; Yin, M.; Wang, M.; Feng, X.; Wang, Q. Triterpenoids from the Herbs of Salicornia bigelovii. Molecules 2015, 20, 20334-20340.

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