Acylated Triterpenoids, Flavonoids, and Lignans Isolated from the Stems of Tetracera loureiri

  • Changon Seo
  • Ji Eun Lee
  • Jung A. Lee
  • Eun-Kyung Ahn
  • Jae-Shin Kang
  • Chang Woo Hyun
  • Seong Su HongEmail author

The genus Tetracera (family Dilleniaceae) contains about 50 species with a pantropical distribution, of which 20 occur in the Neotropical area. In traditional folk medicine, some species have been used as febrifuge, diuretic agent, and antijaundice [1]. Tetracera species has been reported to exhibit a broad range of pharmacological activities such as antidiabetic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyrexic, anti-HIV and anti-reverse transcriptase, antihyperglycemic, anti-mycobacterial, antioxidant, anti-ulcerogenic, hepatoprotective, DNA polymerase β-inhibitory, glucose-uptake modulating, and xanthine oxidase inhibition activity [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]. Previous phytochemical investigations of members of this genus have resulted in the isolation of several classes of compounds, including flavonoids and terpenoids [9, 10, 11, 12, 13]. Among them, flavonoids from T. indica induced significant adipogenesis like insulin and enhanced adipogenesis like rosiglitazone [4]....



This study was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) under the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of the Republic of Korea (NIBR No.2016-04-202).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Changon Seo
    • 1
  • Ji Eun Lee
    • 1
  • Jung A. Lee
    • 1
  • Eun-Kyung Ahn
    • 1
  • Jae-Shin Kang
    • 2
  • Chang Woo Hyun
    • 2
  • Seong Su Hong
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Bio-CenterGyeonggido Business & Science Accelerator (GBSA)SuwonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Biological Genetic Resources Utilization DivisionNational Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)IncheonRepublic of Korea

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