Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 965–969 | Cite as

A new cytotoxic prenylated dihydrobenzofuran derivative and other chemical constituents from the rhizomes of Atractylodes lancea DC

  • Jin-ao Duan
  • Liuying Wang
  • Shihui Qian
  • Shulan Su
  • Yuping Tang
Research Articles Drug Discovery


A new prenylated dihydrobenzofuran derivative (1), was isolated from the rhizomes of Atractylodes lancea DC (Asteraceae), along with ten known compounds, including atractylenolide II (2), φ-taraxasteryl acetate (3), taraxerol acetate (4), β-sitosterol (5), stigmasterol (6), β-eudesmol (7), atractylenolide III (8), atractylenolide IV (9), daucosterol (10), and stigmasterol 3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (11). The structure of the new compound (1) was elucidated as trans-2-hydroxyisoxypropyl-3-hydroxy-7-isopentene-2,3-dihydrobenzofuran-5-carboxylic acid by the combination of 1D, 2D NMR analysis and mass spectrometry, and it was the first reported 2,3-dihydrobenzofuran derivative having a carboxyl residue at C-5 and an isopentene moiety at C-7 contemporaneously. In addition, compound 1 exhibited significant cytotoxicity against cancer cell lines HCT-116 and MKN-45.

Key words

Atractylodes lancea Asteraceae Constituent Atractylenolide Dihydrobenzofuran Cytotoxicity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jin-ao Duan
    • 1
  • Liuying Wang
    • 2
    • 3
  • Shihui Qian
    • 4
  • Shulan Su
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuping Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Jiangsu Key Laboratory for TCM formulae ResearchNanjing University of Chinese MedicineNanjingChina
  2. 2.Pharmaceutical collegeJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  3. 3.Nanjing Hailing R&D for Chinese Traditional MedicineNanjingChina
  4. 4.Jiangsu Institute of Traditional Chinese MedicineNanjingChina

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