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See detailCytotoxic triterpenoid saponins from the roots of Cephalaria gigantea
Tabatadze, Nino; Elias, Riad; Faure, Robert et al

in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin (2007), 55(1), 102-105

Three new oleanane-type saponins, giganteosides L (1)(I), M (2) and N (3) along with eight known ones were isolated from the roots of Cephalaria gigantea. Their structures were established as 3-O-[-D ... [more ▼]

Three new oleanane-type saponins, giganteosides L (1)(I), M (2) and N (3) along with eight known ones were isolated from the roots of Cephalaria gigantea. Their structures were established as 3-O-[-D-galactopyranosyl-(12)--D-glucuronopyranosyl]-28-O-[-D-glucopyranosyl-(16)--D-glucopyranosyl]-oleanolic acid, 3-O-[-D-galactopyranosyl-(12)--D-glucuronopyranosyl]-28-O-[-D-glucopyranosyl-(16)--D-glucopyranosyl]-hederagenin, 3-O-[-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(12)--D-glucuronopyranosyl]-28-O-[-D-glucopyranosyl-(16)--D-glucopyranosyl]-hederagenin, resp., by means of spectroscopic methods (1D and 2D NMR, HR-ESI-MS). Cytotoxic activity of monodesmosides was investigated in vitro using three cancer cell lines, namely, human non pigmented melanoma MEL-5 and human leukemia HL-60. Giganteosides D (4) and E (5) showed antiproliferative effect on human cell lines with IC50 values in the range 3.15-7.5 M. [less ▲]

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