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Molecules 2019, 24(8), 1475;

Anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis Terpenoids from Resina Commiphora

Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Beijing Tuberculosis and Thoracic Tumor Research Institute, Beijing 101149, China
Guangdong Key Laboratory for Genome Stability & Disease Prevention, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Basic Medicine, Shenzhen University Health Science Center, Shenzhen 518060, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Received: 5 March 2019 / Revised: 4 April 2019 / Accepted: 12 April 2019 / Published: 15 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
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Four new compounds including two new sesquiterpenoid dimers, commiphoroids E (1) and F (2), a new triterpenoid (3), and a new sesquiterpenoid (4), along with three known terpenoids (57) were isolated from Resina Commiphora, whose structures were identified by NMR spectra, HRESIMS, and X-ray diffraction analysis. Compounds 1 and 2 both bear an O-bridge ring and feature a plausible [4 + 2] Diels–Alder cycloaddition reaction. Antimycobacterial activities show that all the tested compounds (200 μM) could inhibit the growth of both sensitive and clinically multi-drug resistant (MDR) isolated strains. In addition, cellular toxicity of the isolates against human cancer cells and THP-1 monocyte cells was examined. View Full-Text
Keywords: Resina Commiphora; plant resins; terpenoids; anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis Resina Commiphora; plant resins; terpenoids; anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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Zhu, C.-Z.; Hu, B.-Y.; Liu, J.-W.; Cai, Y.; Chen, X.-C.; Qin, D.-P.; Cheng, Y.-X.; Zhang, Z.-D. Anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis Terpenoids from Resina Commiphora. Molecules 2019, 24, 1475.

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