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See detailAntiplasmodial anthraquinones and hemisynthetic derivatives from the leaves of Tectona grandis (Verbenaceae)
Kopa, T.K.; Tchinda Tiabou, Alembert ULg; Tala, M.F. et al

in Phytochemistry Letters (2014), 8

Chemical investigation of the methanol extract of the leaves of Tectona grandis led to the isolation of one new anthraquinone derivative, grandiquinone A (3-acetoxy-8-hydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone) (1 ... [more ▼]

Chemical investigation of the methanol extract of the leaves of Tectona grandis led to the isolation of one new anthraquinone derivative, grandiquinone A (3-acetoxy-8-hydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone) (1), along with nine known compounds: 5,8-dihydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone (2), hydroxysesamone (3), 3-hydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone (4), quinizarine (5), betulinic acid (6), ursolic acid (7), tectograndone (8), corosolic acid (9) and sitosterol 3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (10). Compounds 2 and 3 were isolated for the first time from the leaves of this plant, while 5 has never been reported from the genus Tectona. Hydroxysesamone (3) and tectograndone (8) were subjected to cyclisation and acetylation reactions to afford two hemisynthetic derivatives, 6,9-dihydroxy-2,2-(dimethyldihydropyrano)-3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[g]chromene-5,10-dione (11) and acetyltectograndone (12) respectively, which are reported here for the first time. The ethyl acetate-soluble portion, some of the isolated compounds and hemisynthetic derivatives were evaluated for their antiplasmodial activity against the multidrug-resistant Dd2 strain of Plasmodium falciparum. Compound 3 showed a prominent activity, while 2, 8, 9, 11 and 12 showed significant in vitro anti-malarial activity. Compound 1 was weakly active in this test. The structures of the compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic methods and comparison of the data with the literature. [less ▲]

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See detailAntioxidant Activity of Compounds Isolated from the Root Woods of Erythrina droogmansiana
Yaya, AJG; Feumba, RD; Emmanuel, T et al

in International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research (2014), 6(2), 160-163

The aim of this study was to isolate, to characterize secondary metabolites from methanolic extract of the root woods of Erythrina droogmansiana and to assess the antioxidant activity of the crude extract ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to isolate, to characterize secondary metabolites from methanolic extract of the root woods of Erythrina droogmansiana and to assess the antioxidant activity of the crude extract and isolated compounds. The phytochemical study led to the isolation of 3-(3’,4’-methelenedioxyphenyl)-2,3-epoxypropanol (1), asperphenamate (2) and three flavonoids namely genistein, diadzein and 4’,5,7-trihydroxy-8-prenylisoflavone. These compounds were characterized using their 1H NMR, 13C NMR, HMBC, HSQC, COSY, mass spectral and the literature. To evaluate antioxidant activity of crude extract and isolated compounds, the radical scavenging (DPPH) and Ferric Reducing Ability Power (FRAP) were performed using ascorbic acid as standard. Compounds 1 and 2 showed moderate radical scavenging potential with IC50 value of 3.14 and 3.31 mg/ml respectively, and moderate reducing power ability with value of 0.14±0.01 mgAAE/mg and 0.21±0.01 mgAAE/mg respectively. The more active compound was genistein (3) with IC50 value of 1.96 mg/ml for the DPPH radical scavenging potential and 0.24±0.02 mgAAE/mg for its ability to reduce iron. [less ▲]

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See detailStrychnobaillonine, an Unsymmetrical Bisindole Alkaloid with an Unprecedented Skeleton from Strychnos icaja Baill. Roots
Tchinda Tiabou, Alembert ULg; Jansen, Olivia ULg; Nyemb, Jean-Noel et al

in Journal of Natural Products (2014), 77

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See detailAlkaloids from the stem bark of Strychnos icaja
Tchinda Tiabou, Alembert ULg; Tamze, Victorine; Ngono, Annie R N et al

in Phytochemistry Letters (2012), 5(1), 108-113

A comprehensive phytochemical study of the stem bark of Strychnos icaja was done for the first time and led to the isolation of two new monoindole alkaloids 15-hydroxyvomicine (1) and 12-methoxyicajine (2 ... [more ▼]

A comprehensive phytochemical study of the stem bark of Strychnos icaja was done for the first time and led to the isolation of two new monoindole alkaloids 15-hydroxyvomicine (1) and 12-methoxyicajine (2) along with 13 known alkaloids: the monoindoles N-methyl-sec-iso-pseudostrychnine (3), vomicine (4), icajine (5), 19,20-α-epoxy-12-methoxyicajine (6), 19,20-α-epoxy-12,15-dihydroxy-11-methoxyicajine (7), 19,20-α-epoxy-15-hydroxynovacine (8), 15-hydroxyicajine (9), 12-hydroxystrychnine (10), strychnine (11) and the tertiary bisindoles sungucine (12), isosungucine (13), strychnogucine C (14) and bisnordihydrotoxiferine (15). Apart from 10 and 11, the other alkaloids were isolated for the first time from the stem bark of this plant. The hemisynthetic derivative, Nb-chloromethosungucine (16) and the previously reported synthetic compound 3 were isolated from a natural source for the first time. Fractions and some isolated compounds were tested against the chloroquine-sensitive 3D7 strain of Plasmodium falciparum. The bisindole alkaloids were most active with IC50 ranging from 0.72 to 3.41 μg/ml whilst the monomers 1 and 3 were slightly active (IC50 39.92 and 40.27 μg/ml respectively) and 6 inactive. The structures of the compounds were determined based on the analysis of their spectral data. The full 1H and 13C NMR data of compounds 3, 6 and 7 are also reported in the present work for the first time. [less ▲]

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See detailArdisikivuoside, a new triterpenoid saponin from Ardisia kivuensis (Mysinaceae)
Ndontsa, Blanche; Tchinda Tiabou, Alembert ULg; Teponno, Rémy et al

in Natural Product Communications [=NPC] (2012), 7

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See detailAntiparasitic activities of two sesquiterpenic lactones isolated from Acanthospermum hispidum D.C
Ganfon; Bero, Joanne; Tchinda Tiabou, Alembert ULg et al

in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2012), 141(0), 411-417

Ethnopharmacological relevance : Aerial parts of Acanthospermum hispidum D.C. are often used by traditional healers in Benin for various diseases and especially for malaria Aim of the study : Identify ... [more ▼]

Ethnopharmacological relevance : Aerial parts of Acanthospermum hispidum D.C. are often used by traditional healers in Benin for various diseases and especially for malaria Aim of the study : Identify active compounds from extracts of Acanthospermum hispidum D.CV. leaves previously shown to possess antimalarial properties and analyse in vivo activity and toxicity of crude extracts. Materials and methods : Compounds were isolated from aerial part of A. hispidum D.C. and structurally elucidated using extensive spectroscopic analysis. Antiplasmodial activity was evaluated in vitro against a chloroquinosensitive strain of Plasmodium falciparum (3D7) using the measurement of the plasmodial lactate dehydrogenase activity and in vivo against P. berghei berghei by the 4-days suppressive test. Selectivity of extract and purified compounds on Plasmodium parasites were evaluated by using MTT test on J774 macrophage like murine cells and WI38 human normal fibroblasts and also against two other parasites: Trypanosoma brucei brucei and Leishmania mexicana mexicana. Acute and sub-acute toxicities of a crude extract were evaluated on mice. Results : Two known sesquiterpenic lactones were isolated: 1 (15-acetoxy-8β-[(2-methylbutyryloxy)]-14-oxo-4, 5-cis-acanthospermolide) and 2 (9α-acetoxy-15-hydroxy-8β-(2-methylbutyryloxy) -14-oxo-4, 5-trans-acanthospermolide). 1 and 2 showed in vitro antiplasmodial activity against the chloroquino-sensitive strain (3D7) with IC50 of 2.9 ± 0.5 and 2.23 ± 0.09 μM respectively. Only 2 showed a high selectivity index (SI: 18.4) on Plasmodium compared to cytotoxicity against human fibroblasts cell line (WI38). 1 and 2 also showed interesting antiparasitic activities in vitro against Trypanosoma brucei brucei (IC50 of 2.45 ± 0.49 and 6.36 ± 1.42 μM respectively) and Leishmania mexicana mexicana (IC50 of 0.94 ± 0.05 and 2.54 ± 0.19 μM respectively). Furthermore, crude acidic water extract and fractions containing one of the two isolated compounds displayed a weak in vivo antimalarial activity against P. berghei berghei with a long half-life causing a delayed effect. In vivo acute (2000 mg/kg) and sub-acute (1000 mg/kg) toxicity tests on the crude acidic water extract did not show toxicity. Conclusion : Crude acidic water extract, fractions and pure isolated compounds from A.hispidum showed promising in vitro antiplasmodial activity. Despite our study did not show in vivo acute and subacute toxicities of the crude acidic water extract, its weak in vivo antimalarial activity and the in vitro cytoxicity of pure compounds and enriched extracts containing 1 and 2 indicate that the aerial parts of A. hispidum should be used with caution for malaria treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailAntiplasmodial Alkaloids from the Stem Bark of Strychnos malacoclados.
Tchinda Tiabou, Alembert ULg; Ngono, A. R.; Tamze, V. et al

in Planta Medica (2012), 78

From the stem bark of STRYCHNOS MALACOCLADOS, one new bisindole alkaloid, 3-hydroxylongicaudatine Y ( 1), was isolated along with the known alkaloids vomicine ( 2), bisnordihydrotoxiferine ( 3), divarine ... [more ▼]

From the stem bark of STRYCHNOS MALACOCLADOS, one new bisindole alkaloid, 3-hydroxylongicaudatine Y ( 1), was isolated along with the known alkaloids vomicine ( 2), bisnordihydrotoxiferine ( 3), divarine ( 4), longicaudatine ( 5), longicaudatine Y ( 6), and longicaudatine F ( 7). All the compounds were tested for their antimalarial activity against the chloroquine-sensitive 3D7 and -resistant W2 strains of PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM. Longicaudatine was the most active compound with IC (50) values of 0.682 and 0.573 microM, respectively. The activity of compounds 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7 against the two strains ranged from 1.191 to 6.220 microM and 0.573 to 21.848 microM, respectively. Vomicine ( 2), the only monomer isolated, was inactive. The alkaloids of the longicaudatine-type ( 1, 5- 7) were more active than those of the caracurine-type ( 3- 4). The presence of the ether bridge in the molecule seems to increase the antiplasmodial activity. Compounds 1, 5, and 7 were tested against the WI-38 human fibroblast cell line. Longicaudatine was the most cytotoxic compound with an IC (50) of 2.721 microM. Longicaudatine F was 40-46 times more active against the two strains of P. FALCIPARUM than against the human fibroblasts and was thus considered as the more selective alkaloid. The structures of the compounds were determined based on the analysis of their spectral data. [less ▲]

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See detailPhenolic Compounds and Terpenoids from Hypericum lanceolatum
Wabo, H. K.; Kowa, T. K.; Lonfouo, A. H. et al

in Records of Natural Products (2012), 6(2), 94-100

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See detailBioassay-guided isolation of antiplasmodial Strychnos alkaloids from the stem-bark of Strychnos icaja BAILLON
Tchinda Tiabou, Alembert ULg; Tamze, Victorine; Frederich, Michel ULg et al

in Planta Medica (2010, September), 76(12), 1305

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