Next Article in Journal
Effect of Different Pretreatment Methods on Birch Outer Bark: New Biorefinery Routes
Previous Article in Journal
Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng: Botanical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Nutritional Significance
Article Menu
Issue 4 (April) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle

Furostanol and Spirostanol Saponins from Tribulus terrestris

Department of Pharmaceutical Care, PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100850, China
Tianjin Zhongyi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China
Department of Biology, Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing 100850, China
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Molecules 2016, 21(4), 429;
Received: 29 February 2016 / Revised: 17 March 2016 / Accepted: 21 March 2016 / Published: 30 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
PDF [620 KB, uploaded 30 March 2016]


Twelve new steroidal saponins, including eleven furostanol saponins, terrestrinin J–T (111), and one spirostanol saponin, terrestrinin U (12), together with seven known steroidal saponins 1319 were isolated from T. terrestris. The structures of the new compounds were established on the basis of spectroscopic data, including 1D and 2D NMR and HRESIMS, and comparisons with published data. View Full-Text
Keywords: Tribulus terrestris; steroidal saponins; terrestrinins J–U; structure identification Tribulus terrestris; steroidal saponins; terrestrinins J–U; structure identification

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Supplementary material


Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Wang, Z.-F.; Wang, B.-B.; Zhao, Y.; Wang, F.-X.; Sun, Y.; Guo, R.-J.; Song, X.-B.; Xin, H.-L.; Sun, X.-G. Furostanol and Spirostanol Saponins from Tribulus terrestris. Molecules 2016, 21, 429.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top