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See detailFagraldehyde, a Secoiridoid Isolated from Fagraea fragrans
Jonville, Marie ULg; Capel, Marie; Frederich, Michel ULg et al

in Journal of Natural Products (2008), 71(12), 2038-2040

A secoiridoid aglycone with atypical skeleton, named fagraldehyde (1), together with several known secoiridoids (gentiopicroside (2), sweroside (3) and swertiamarin (4)) were isolated from the bark and ... [more ▼]

A secoiridoid aglycone with atypical skeleton, named fagraldehyde (1), together with several known secoiridoids (gentiopicroside (2), sweroside (3) and swertiamarin (4)) were isolated from the bark and leaves of Fagraea fragrans collected in Cambodia. The conformations of 1 were evaluated on the basis of molecular modeling and NOESY correlations. A hypothetical biogenesis of fagraldehyde was proposed to explain the unusual skeleton. Compound 1 was weakly active in vitro against Plasmodium falciparum. [less ▲]

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See detailPhytochemical and pharmacological study of roots and leaves of Guiera senegalensis JF Gmel (Combretaceae)
Fiot, Julien; Sanon, Souleymane; Azas, Nadine et al

in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2006), 106(2), 173-178

The chemical composition of total alkaloids from leaves and roots of Guiera senegalensis was investigated. Three beta-carboline alkaloids were purified: in addition to harman and tetrahydroharman, known ... [more ▼]

The chemical composition of total alkaloids from leaves and roots of Guiera senegalensis was investigated. Three beta-carboline alkaloids were purified: in addition to harman and tetrahydroharman, known in roots and leaves. harmalan (dihydroharman) was isolated for the first time from roots of Guiera senegalensis. Guieranone A, a naphthyl butenone, was also purified from leaves and roots. The in vitro antiplasmodial activity and the cytotoxicity of extracts and pure compounds were evaluated. Each total alkaloid extract and beta-carboline alkaloids presented an interesting antiplasmodial activity associated with a low cytotoxicity. Harmalan was less active than harman and tetrahydroharman. Guieranone A showed a strong antiplasmodial activity associated with a high cytotoxicity toward human monocytes. Its cytotoxicity was performed against two cancer cell lines and normal skin fibroblasts in order to study its anticancer potential: guieranone A presented a strong cytotoxicity against each cell strains. Finally, we evaluated the potent synergistic antimalarial interaction between Guiera senegalensis and two plants commonly associated in traditional remedies: Mitragyna inermis and Pavetta crassipes. Three associations evaluated were additive. A synergistic effect was shown between total alkaloids extracted from leaves of Guiera senegalensis and those of Mitragyna inermis. This result justified the traditional use of the plants in combination to treat malaria. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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