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Antimicrobial and cytotoxic constituents from native Cameroonian medicinal plant Hypericum riparium.


PMID 25732351

Abstract

Bioassay guided fractionation of Hypericum riparium leaves extract has resulted in the isolation and characterization of three new compounds namely chipericumin E (1), hyperenone C (3), and hyperixanthone (5), together with twenty known compounds. Their structures were elucidated based on comprehensive interpretation of spectroscopic and spectrometric data. Compounds 1-4, and 6-8 displayed moderate antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and cytotoxic effects on the human gastric cell line BGC-823 with IC50 values ranging from 6.54 to 18.50μM.