Yoo Jung Yang et al.
Archives of pharmacal research, 29(12), 1114-1118 (2007-01-18)
(+)-Eudesmin [4,8-bis(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-3,7-dioxabicyclo[3.3.0]octane] was isolated from the stem bark of Magnolia kobus DC. var. borealis Sarg. and found to have neuritogenic activity. 50 microM (+)-eudesmin induced neurite outgrowth and enhanced nerve growth factor (NGF)-mediated neurite outgrowth from PC12 cells. At this...
J Y Cho et al.
Archives of pharmacal research, 22(4), 348-353 (1999-09-18)
Possible antiinflammatory effects of eudesmin were examined by assessing the effects on tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha production and lymphocyte proliferation as well as cytotoxicity against murine and human macrophages. The compound significantly inhibited TNF-alpha production by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated murine macrophage...
H Kasahara et al.
Phytochemistry, 44(8), 1479-1482 (1997-04-01)
Microbial transformation of (+/-)-eudesmin by Aspergillus niger was investigated. Enantioselective accumulation of (--)-pinoresinol was shown through O-demethylation of (+/-)-eudesmin. This fungus O- demethylated both enantiomers of eudesmin, but the conversion rates for each enantiomer were clearly different.
Short and stereoselective total synthesis of furano lignans (+/-)-dihydrosesamin, (+/-)-lariciresinol dimethyl ether, (+/-)-acuminatin methyl ether, (+/-)-sanshodiol methyl ether, (+/-)-lariciresinol, (+/-)-acuminatin, and (+/-)-lariciresinol monomethyl ether and furofuran lignans (+/-)-sesamin, (+/-)-eudesmin, (+/-)-piperitol methyl ether, (+/-)-pinoresinol, (+/-)-piperitol, and (+/-)-pinoresinol monomethyl ether by radical cyclization of epoxides using a transition-metal radical source.
Subhas Chandra Roy et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 67(10), 3242-3248 (2002-05-11)
Intramolecular radical cyclization of suitably substituted epoxy ethers 4a-g using bis(cyclopentadienyl)titanium(III) chloride as the radical source resulted in trisubstituted tetrahydrofurano lignans and 2,6-diaryl-3,7-dioxabicyclo[3.3.0]octane lignans depending on the reaction conditions. The titanium(III) species was prepared in situ from commercially available titanocene...
Juliana Montani Raimundo et al.
European journal of pharmacology, 606(1-3), 150-154 (2009-04-21)
In Brazilian folk medicine, extracts from Piper species are used to reduce blood pressure. Previously, we demonstrated the vasodilatory activity of crude extracts from leaves of Piper truncatum explaining their possible use in the treatment of hypertension in traditional medicine....