Bioactive ent-kaurene diterpenoids from Annona senegalensis

Majekodunmi O. Fatope, Oladimeji T. Audu, Yoshio Takeda, Lu Zeng, Guoen Shi, Hiroko Shimada, Jerry L. McLaughlin*

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Activity-guided fractionation of the stem bark of Annona senegalensis gave four bioactive ent-kaurenoids (1-4). Compound 2 showed selective and significant cytotoxicity for MCF-7 (breast cancer) cells (ED50 1.0 μg/mL), and 3 and 4 exhibited cytotoxic selectivity for PC-3 (prostate cancer) cells but with weaker potencies (ED50 17-18 μg/mL). The structure of the new compound, 3, was deduced from spectral evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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