Natural Products and Bioprospecting

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 277–281 | Cite as

New amide alkaloids from Piper longum fruits

  • Jun Yang
  • Yao Su
  • Ji-Feng Luo
  • Wei Gu
  • Hong-Mei Niu
  • Yan Li
  • Yue-Hu Wang
  • Chun-Lin Long
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Three new amide alkaloids piperlongumamides A-C (1–3), together with 12 known ones (4–15), were isolated from the fruits of Piper longum. The structures of the new isolates were determined using spectroscopic data analyses. Cytotoxic activity of these amides against HL-60 (human leukemia), A-549 (human lung cancer), MCF-7 (human breast cancer), SMMC-7721 (human liver cancer) and SW480 (human rectal cancer) cell lines were evaluated. Piperchabamide B (11) exhibited weak inhibitory activity against HL-60 (IC50 = 21.32 μM ), A-549 (IC50 = 23.82 μM ) and MCF-7 (IC50 = 16.58 μM ) cell lines.


Piperaceae Piper longum amide alkaloids piperlongumamides piperchabamide B cytotoxicity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Economic Plants and Biotechnology, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.College of Resources and Environmental SciencesHebei Agricultural UniversityHebeiChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Phytochemisty and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  4. 4.College of Life and Environmental SciencesMinzu University of ChinaBeijingChina

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