Journal of Natural Medicines

, Volume 71, Issue 4, pp 780–790 | Cite as

Nine pairs of megastigmane enantiomers from the leaves of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver

  • Jiankun Yan
  • Xuliu Shi
  • Paul Owusu Donkor
  • Huajie Zhu
  • Xiumei Gao
  • Liqin Ding
  • Feng Qiu


Nine pairs of megastigmane enantiomers (1a/1b9a/9b), comprising two new compounds (6S,9R)-blumenol C (7b), (6S,9S)-blumenol C (8b), two pairs of enantiomers (+)-(6R)-eucomegastigmane A (1a), (−)-(6S)-eucomegastigmane A (1b), (+)-(3S,4S)-eucomegastigmane B (5a), (−)-(3R,4R)-eucomegastigmane B (5b) isolated by chiral resolution firstly, and twelve known compounds, were isolated from the leaves of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver. Their structures were elucidated based on extensive spectroscopic analysis. Absolute configurations of the megastigmane enantiomers were assigned by comparing experimental ECD and OR with calculated ECD and OR. Docking-based virtual screening of all compounds showed that megastigmane enantiomers have weak intermolecular interactions with the binding site residues of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R).


Leaves of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver Megastigmane enantiomers ECD OR Absolute configuration Virtual screening CDOCKER 



This work was supported by grants from the State Key Program of National Natural Science of China (no. 81430095) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 81303180).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chinese Materia MedicaTianjin University of Traditional Chinese MedicineTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Tianjin State Key Laboratory of Modern Chinese MedicineTianjin University of Traditional Chinese MedicineTianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Natural Products Chemistry, School of Traditional Chinese Materia Medica, Key Laboratory of Structure-Based Drug Design and Discovery, Ministry of EducationShenyang Pharmaceutical UniversityShenyangPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.College of PharmacyHebei UniversityBaodingPeople’s Republic of China

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