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Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 553–555 | Cite as

Pterocarpans from the Stems and Leaves of Ochrosia elliptica

  • A-Hong Chen
  • Qing-Long Liu
  • Yan-Lei Ma
  • Zhi-Hua Jiang
  • Jin-Ying Tang
  • Yan-Ping Liu
  • Guang-Ying Chen
  • Wei Xu
  • Yan-Hui Fu
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The genus Ochrosia (Apocynaceae), comprising about 39 species, consists of trees naturally distributed in tropical or subtropical Malaysia and west of the Pacific Islands, and three species of the genus are cultivated in Guangdong, Hainan, and Taiwan Provinces in China [1]. This genus, as a good source of monoterpenoid indole alkaloids, especially the ellipticine derivatives with the anticancer activities, has attracted the attention of pharmacologists [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. As a Chinese introduced and cultivated medicinal plant, up to now, there is only a preliminary investigation on the chemical composition of O. elliptica performed by us previously [10]. As an ongoing program to explore structural diversity and to screen bioactive natural products from tropical medicinal plants, the EtOAc extract of the stems and leaves of O. elliptica was investigated, which resulted in the isolation of eight known pterocarpans. Their structures were identified as medicarpin (1) [11],...

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Acknowledgment

This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21302181), the Applied Technology Research and Development and Demonstration Project of Hainan Province (No. ZDXM2015063), the Key Research and Development Project of Hainan Province (No. ZDYF2016221), the Natural Science Foundation of Innovative Research Team Project (No. 2016CXTD007) of Hainan Province, and the Natural Science Foundation of Hainan Province (Nos. 20162021 and 20162024).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A-Hong Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qing-Long Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yan-Lei Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhi-Hua Jiang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jin-Ying Tang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yan-Ping Liu
    • 1
  • Guang-Ying Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wei Xu
    • 2
  • Yan-Hui Fu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Tropical Medicinal Plant Chemistry, Ministry of EducationHainan Normal UniversityHaikouP. R. China
  2. 2.College of PharmacyFujian University of Traditional Chinese MedicineFuzhouP. R. China

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