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Journal of natural products

Cycloartane triterpenes isolated from Combretum quadrangulare in a screening program for death-receptor expression enhancing activity.


PMID 21265555

Abstract

In our screening program for natural products that increase DR5 (death-receptor 5) expression, nine new cycloartane triterpenes, combretanones A-G (1-7), combretic acid A (8), and combretic acid B (9), were isolated from a MeOH extract of Combretum quadrangulare leaves. The known oleanane triterpenes (10, 11) and six known flavonols (12-17) were also isolated. The structures of 1-9 were elucidated by spectroscopic studies. Compounds 7, 9, 12, 16, and 17 enhanced DR5 expression, and 16 showed TRAIL-resistance abrogating activity.