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1) Bioactive Alkaloids from the Beibu Gulf Coral-associated Fungus Acremonium sclerotigenum GXIMD 02501

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 5
by Bingyao Huang , Humu Lu , Yanting Zhang , Xia Gan , Xueni Wang , Yonghong Liu and Xiaowei Luo

The Beibu Gulf represents an underexplored reservoir of marine micro-/organisms and secondary metabolites. Three uncommon 4-hydroxy-2-pyridone alkaloids and one phenazine alkaloid were obtained from the Beibu Gulf coral-associated fungus Acremonium sclerotigenum GXIMD 02501 via OSMAC approach. They were identified as campyridones D (1) and A (2), ilicicolin H (3), and phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (4), respectively, by spectroscopic analysis and comparison with literature values. All of them were evaluated for cytotoxic, anti-Vibrio, and NF-κB luciferase inhibitory activities. Compounds 2 and 3 showed cytotoxicity against two prostate cancer cell lines, with IC50 values of 17.6 ± 1.3 and 5.5 ± 1.2 μM for PC-3, while 25.4 ± 1.7 and 11.9 ± 1.3 μM for 22Rv1, respectively. Besides, compound 4 showed promising anti-Vibrio activity with MIC values of 0.047–0.067 mg/mL and also displayed inhibition of LPS-induced NF-κB activation at 10 μM.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.329.2204.2437
Keywords
Acremonium sclerotigenum coral-associated fungi alkaloids bioactivity cytotoxicity
Available online: May 22, 2022
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2) Three New Chromone Derivatives from the Deep-Sea-Derived Fungus Penicillium thomii

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 5
by Fan Yang , Yu Liu , Xiaoqian Zhang , Wan Liu , Ying Qiao , Wei Xu , Qin Li and Zhongbin Cheng

Chemical investigation of the EtOAc extract of a deep-sea-derived fungus Penicillium thomii Maire YPGA3 cultured on rice solid medium led to the isolation of three new chromone analogs, named penithochromones U-W (1-3), along with six known compounds (4-9). The structures were determined by extensive analyses of spectroscopic data (NMR and HRESIMS data). Compounds 1-3 are 5,7-dioxygenated chromone analogs bearing an aliphatic acid side chain. All isolated compounds were inactive toward the a-glucosidase at the concentration of 200 mM.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.330.2204.2433
Keywords
Penicillium thomii; deep-sea fungus chromone derivative chromone derivative penithochromone
Available online: May 22, 2022
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3) Furan Derivatives and Amides from Elaeocarpus apiculatus

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 4
by Shen Yao and Xinyi Yang

The first phytochemical study of Elaeocarpus apiculatus led to the isolation of five compounds, including two furan derivatives (1 and 2) and three amides (3-5). Among them, compound 1 was a new furan derivative, and compounds 2-5 were discovered from the genus Elaeocarpus for the first time. The characterization of these compounds was achieved by HRMS, UV, IR and NMR data. Compounds 1, 3 and 4 showed weak nitric oxide (NO) inhibitory effects. A potential biogenetic pathway for the formation of 1 was proposed.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.331.2203.2376
Keywords
Elaeocarpus apiculatus Elaeocarpaceae furan derivative amide
Available online: May 19, 2022
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4) Secondary Metabolites with Antioxidant and Mushroom Tyrosinase Inhibitory Activities from Ajuga nipponensis

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 7
by Na Sun , Tingting Du , Yifang Zhang , Yiming Luo , Xinyu Ma , Ru Zhang , Xinru Wu , Huanhuan Yang , Miao Zhou , Penghua Shu and Jihong Huang

One neo-clerodane diterpenoid (1), two abietane diterpenoids (2 and 3), three flavonoids (36), one C6-substituted chromone derivative (7), one phenylpropanoid (8), as well as one chain fatty acid (9) were isolated from the whole plants of Ajuga nipponensis. Their structures were established by detailed analysis of the HRESIMS, 1D and 2D NMR, UV, and IR. The absolute configuration of compound 1 was firstly determined by ECD calculation and single crystal diffraction. The NMR data of compound 9 are reported for the first time. Compounds 4, 79 were isolated from this medicinal plant for the first time, and 4, 9 were first discovered from natural products. The isolates 17 were tested for their antioxidant and mushroom tyrosinase inhibitory activities. Most of them showed moderate antioxidant activities. Compounds 1, 4, 5, and 7 exhibited obvious antioxidant activities at 50 μM, with % inhibition values of 32.37±0.75%, 25.30±0.66%, 28.76±0.64%, 31.06±0.46%, respectively, with L-ascorbic acid used as the positive control (71.29±0.34%). Compound 7 exhibited significant inhibitory activities against mushroom tyrosinase (%inhibition values of 16.94±1.28%), with arbutin used as the positive control (29.9±0.99%).

 

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.321.2201.2330
Keywords
Ajuga L Ajuga nipponensis diterpenoid flavonoid antioxidation tyrosinase inhibitory activity
Available online: May 07, 2022
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5) A Novel Cyclohexane Carboxylic Acid Derivative from Black Turtle Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 6
by Balkisu Abdulrahman , Fadime Aydogan , Fazila Zulfiqar , Jianping Zhao , Zulfiqar Ali , Ikhlas A. Khan , Bala Muntari and Oluwasesan Bello

Abstract: Black turtle bean is a variety of Phaseolus vulgaris L. in the legume family Fabaceae and is consumed as food worldwide. A targeted phytochemical investigation of the ethanolic extract of its seeds, focusing on constituents other than the lipophilic metabolites, resulted in the isolation and characterization of five compounds (1-5). Compound 1 (phasvulic acid), a previously undescribed cyclohexane carboxylic acid derivative, was characterized as (Z)-3-hydroxy-2-(5-hydroxypent-2-en-1-yl)cyclohexane-1-carboxylic acid based on spectral data including 1D and 2D NMR (1H, 13C, COSY, HSQC, and HMBC) and high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (HR-ESI-MS). Other compounds were formerly described as dihydrophaseic acid (2), uridine (3), stigmasterol-3-O-β-D glucopyranoside (4), and β-sitosterol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (5).

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.325.2202.2361
Keywords
Black turtle bean Phaseolus vulgaris phasvulic acid legume Fabaceae
Available online: May 05, 2022
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6) Ethnobotanical Records of Medicinal Plants of Turkey Effective on Stress Management Complied with the Literature Survey in Their Chemical Content and Activities

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 92
by Fatma Memnune Erucar , Nur Tan and Mahmut Miski

The increase of challenges in people's lives, daily problems as well as traumatic events could lead them to experience stress. Because of the side effects of current drugs, the recent medications are not sufficient to cure stress-related diseases; new approaches are needed in order to find more effective medications with fewer side effects. Ethnobotanical and ethnomedical research is increasingly recognized as a viable source of data and plausible pharmacological action of many plants. The review presents ethnobotanical information of the plants which have been used against stress-related diseases among local people of Turkey.  In addition, a survey of the current literature on the topic aims to find new natural resources that will contribute to the development of drugs and bring them to the literature by scanning the scientific articles on the isolation and structure determination of the secondary metabolites of these medicinal plants, which have been already in use among the public for stress-related disorders for centuries. This research is not only the first step in the research of promising new compounds against stress but it is also a presentation of data on medicinal plants of Turkey: Their medicinal parts, method of preparation, usage patterns and, if recorded, their dosages.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.324.2203.2372
Keywords
Stress herbal drugs ethnobotanical
Available online: May 03, 2022
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7) Three Rare Furan Derivatives Transformed from Secoiridoids were Isolated from the Roots of Gentiana macrophylla

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 6
by Wei Hu , Yihan He , Yangyang Yin , Ye Yang , Huanhuan Fu , Zhe Li and Zhenggang Yue

Abstract: Three furan derivatives (1-3) were isolated from the methanol extract of Gentiana macrophylla Pall. (Gentianaceae). Their structures were determined on the basis of spectroscopic analysis including HR-MS, 1D and 2D NMR. Genfurtate (1) was identified as a new compound, while, swertianglide (2) was firstly reported in genus Gentiana, and anglelone (3) was firstly reported in the plant G. Macrophylla. Accordingly, their biosynthesis pathways transformed from secologanin in G. macrophylla was deduced.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.322.2201.2333
Keywords
Gentiana macrophylla Gentianaceae furan derivatives structural elucidation biosynthesis secoiridoid glycosides
Available online: April 26, 2022
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8) Integrated Analysis of Vietnamese Illigera trifoliata ssp. cucullata (Merr.) Kubitzki), Leaf and Stem Essential Oils by GC-FID/GC-MS and 13C NMR

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 6
by Thai Tran Huy , Nguyen Thi Hien , Nguyen Quang Hung , Joseph Casanova , Mathieu Paoli and Félix Tomi

Illigera trifoliata ssp. cucullata (Merr.) Kubitzki (Hernandiaceae) is a liana distributed mainly in the tropical regions of Asia. Nothing is known on the phytochemicals produced by this species. Oil samples have been isolated from leaves, and stems, and analyzed by combination of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques [GC(FID), GC-MS and 13C NMR]. The compositions of leaf and stem oils were dominated by a-phellandrene (25.8 and 29.2%), a-pinene (26.0 and 9.5%) and b-phellandrene (12.8 and 15.8%), followed by limonene (5.5 and 8.1%) and b-pinene (7.5 and 3.0%). The stem essential oil from Illigera trifoliata ssp. cucullata exhibited antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli with MIC values of 4000 μg/mL and IC50 values of 1824,56 ±136 and 2666,66 ±257 μg/mL, respectively.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.326.2111.2254
Keywords
Illigera trifoliata ssp. cucullata essential oil composition monoterpene hydrocarbons-rich oi α- phellandrene β-phellandrene α-pinene
Available online: April 26, 2022
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9) Terpenes from the Fresh Stems of Commiphora gileadensis with Antimicrobial Activity

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 9
by Maged Abdel-Kader , Elmutasim Ibnouf , Mohammed Alqarni , Abdallah Alqutaym , Ayman Salkini and Ahmed Foudah

Phytochemical study directed by antimicrobial activity of the fresh Commiphora gileadensis stems CHCl3 extract resulted in the isolation of compounds 1-9. The structures of the isolated compounds were elucidated utilizing various spectroscopic methods including 1D, 2D NMR and HRESIMS. Compounds 1, 3-5 were identified as the ent-verticillane-type diterpenes (1S,3E,7E,11R)-(+)-verticilla-3,7,12(18)-triene (1), (13S,14S)-Ent-13,14-epoxyverticillol (3), (9S,10S)-Ent-9,10-epoxyverticillol (4) and Ent-Verticillol (5) for the first time from Commiphora species. Compound 9 was identified as a diterpene with new skeleton and was given the name “gileadenol”. In addition, four know triterpenes were also identified as friedelin (2), oleanonic aldehyde (6), canyophyllal (7) and urs-12-en-3-one-28-al (8). The three tested ent-verticillane-type diterpenes expressed promising antimicrobial activity especially against K. pneumonia. The new diterpene as well as canyophyllal were less active.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/318.2202.2358
Keywords
Commiphora gileadensis antimicrobial ent-verticillane-type diterpenes gileadenol triterpenes
Available online: April 26, 2022
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10) LC-HRMS Based Approach for Identification and Quantification Analysis of Chemical Constituents of Sea Cucumbers from Aegean Sea - Their Cytotoxic and Antiviral Potentials

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 13
by Nazli Boke Sarikahya , Gaye Sumer Okkali , Deniz Günay , Ahmet C. Goren , Furkan O. Çöven and Ayşe Nalbantsoy

There are nearly 1200 species of sea cucumber in the world's seas. Among these creatures included in the Holothuroidea class, 37 species show distribution in the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea. The purpose of this study is to determine the chemical content and biological potent of five sea cucumber species, Holothuria tubulosa, Holothuria poli, Holothuria mammata, Holothuria sanctori and Stichopus regalis, which were collected from the Aegean Sea. The detailed flavonoid, phenolic and triterpene contents were determined by LC-HR/MS. Cytotoxic activities against several cancer cell lines, MDA-MB-231, PC-3, A-549, PANC-1, HEPG2 and a healthy cell line CCD-34LU were performed by MTT method. Antiviral activities of the samples were measured as virucidal activity against avian coronavirus by in ovo.  According to the results of LC-HRMS analysis, H. sanctori, H. poli and S.regalis had the richest chemical content diversity in terms of examined triterpene compounds. Fumaric acid was detected as the most abundant substance in all sea cucumber species. H. tubulosa had a highly toxic effect on all the tested cells. The best cytotoxic activity on A549 cells was seen in H. mammata, H. sanctori and H. poli. H. sanctori also showed a significant toxic effect against PANC-1, MDA-MB-231, HepG2 and A549 cells, whereas the IC50 value in CCD-34LU cells was above 50 μg/ml for this sample. The n-butanol extracts of sea cucumber species reduced hemagglutination (HA) virus titer between 1-fold to 4-fold in log2-based at all tested concentrations. The best inhibited virus HA titer results were found in H. tubulosa at 5 μg/g. According to these results we have obtained, the extracts of sea cucumbers may be used in many fields such as medicine, food, cosmetics in the future. This study is also very important in terms of being a guide for all studies on the use, processing and production of sea cucumbers and detailed isolation and purification studies on sea cucumber species from Turkey.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.323.2202.2349
Keywords
Holothuria Stichopus cytotoxicity antiviral activity LC-HRMS avian coronavirus
Available online: April 26, 2022
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11) A Novel Nitrogen-containing Glyceride from Fungal Saprobe Tubeufia rubra Reverses MDR of Tumor Cell Lines to Doxorubicin

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 11
by Xuebo Zeng , Shengyan Qian , Yongzhong Lu , Yongjie Li , Lizhuang Chen , Yixin Qian , Zhangjiang He and Jichuan Kang

AA chemical investigation of secondary metabolites from the saprobic fungus Tubeufia rubra led to isolation of a novel nitrogen-containing glyceride, Rubracin A (1), and a novel eight-membered cyclic ether carboxylate methyl ester, Rubracin H (2). Together with six known compounds (3-8). The chemical structure of these new compounds were elucidated by 1D and 2D NMR and HR-ESI-MS techniques. Although, there are no observed cytotoxic effects of compound 1 against MCF-7/Dox, A549/Dox, and K562/Dox cells at oncentrations below 25 μg/mL, usage of compound 1 and doxorubicin revealed the MDR reversal via decreased IC50 values than that of sole doxorubicin application in the cell lines. A preliminary Western Blot assay indicated that the MDR reversal of compound 1 was due to suppression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expression.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.320.2201.2334
Keywords
Rubracin A Tubeufia rubra PF02-2 cytotoxic activity MDR reversal
Available online: April 19, 2022
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12) Degranulation Inhibitors from Petals of Coreopsis grandiflora

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 6
by Takeru Koga , Nanako Shiki , Hideyuki Ito , Yuji Iwaoka and Akihiro Tai

The extracts of petals of Coreopsis grandiflora, a member of the Asteraceae family, were found to inhibit degranulation in RBL-2H3 cells, and lanceoletin, leptosidin, okanin, and 4-methoxylanceoletin were isolated as degranulation inhibitors by liquid-liquid separation and column chromatography. The intensities of the antigen-stimulated degranulation inhibitory activities of the four flavonoids were in the order of leptosidin, okanin, lanceoletin and 4-methoxylanceoletin. Leptosidin, which inhibited antigen-stimulated degranulation most greatly, inhibited calcium ionophore-stimulated degranulation with the same intensity as that of lanceoletin and okanin. As a result of investigation of the structure-activity relationships of the four isolated active compounds for antigen-stimulated degranulation inhibitory activities, it was found the inhibitory activity of lanceoletin, a chalcone, was enhanced by forming a C ring and becoming leptosidin, an aurone. In addition, the three chalcones tended to have greater degranulation inhibitory activity as their molecule polarities increased.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.319.2202.2351
Keywords
Degranulation inhibitory activity aurone chalcone Coreopsis grandiflora RBL-2H3 cells
Available online: April 19, 2022
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13) A Review on Medical Plants of Genus Siegesbeckia: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Studies

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 23
by Dexia Wang , Xin Dong , Yanyan Nie , Wenting Yang and Chengshou Li

GGenus Siegesbeckia has been utilized as herbal medicine for treating arthritis, stroke, rash and other diseases for hundreds of years in East Asia. Modern pharmacological researches demonstrated the species of genus Siegesbeckia contains numerous naturally occurring active compounds. Till now, 250 compounds have been separated from Siegesbeckia species, namely 128 diterpenoids, 71 sesquiterpenoids, 14 flavonoids and 37 other compounds. A number of studies showed Siegesbeckia extracts or constituents possessed various therapeutic activities, including anti-inflammation, analgesia, anti-cancer and so on. Some of them have a bright prospect in naturally occurring drug discovery.The information provided by this review is expected to be beneficial for further phytochemical and pharmacological studies of the genus Siegesbeckia.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.317.2201.2332
Keywords
Siegesbeckia kirenol diterpenoid anti-inflammation sesquitepenoid
Available online: April 12, 2022
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14) New Cyclic Peptides from the Endophytic Aspergillus versicolor 0312 with Their Antimicrobial Activity

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 7
by Yan-ping Li , Shanling Sheng , Jian Feng , Yudan Wang , Jing Guo , Yuntao Jiang and Weiguang Wang

This article aims to investigate the chemical constituents of the endophytic Aspergillus versicolor 0312 cultivated in the solid fermentation of rice perlite. Two new cyclic peptide compounds, 7-hydroxyldehydrocyclopeptin (1), 14,31-dimethoxy-penicopeptide A (2) and seven known compounds were isolated from the fermentation. Their structures were characterized by using 1D and 2D NMR techniques and MS spectrometry methods. The antibacterial effects of the isolated compounds were evaluated and the results showed compound 2 exhibited moderate antimicrobial activities against Bacillus subtilis.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.315.2112.2296
Keywords
Aspergillus versicolor 0312 endophytic fungi cyclic peptide antimicrobial activity
Available online: April 12, 2022
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15) A New Alkaloid from Ormosia hosiei Hemsl. et Wils

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 6
by Lijun Zheng , Linjing Zhang , Jianyong Huang , Xiaoqin Zhang , Mingqing Huang , Huiyou Xu and Lin Ni

A new alkaloid, hositisine E (1) and nine known compounds (2-10) were isolated from the seeds of Ormosia hosiei Hemsl. et Wils. Compound 1 was identified on the basis of a combination of UV, IR, NMR, CD and HRESIMS data. The structures of the known compounds were determined as isoprunetin (2), biochanin A (3), ononin (4), 4',8-dimethoxy-7-O-β-D-glucopyranosylisoflavone (5), sphaerobioside (6), ambocin (7), rutin (8), kaempferol-3-rutinoside (9) and narcissin (10). In the anti-inflammatory activity assay, compounds 1-3, 7 displayed inhibitory effects against lipopolysaccharide-induced interleukin-6 release in RAW264.7 macrophages, exhibiting IC50 values of 19.4 – 58.9 μM.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.316.2201.2340
Keywords
Ormosia hosiei cytisine-like alkaloid hositisine flavonoid anti-inflammatory IL-6
Available online: April 12, 2022
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16) A Comprehensive Review on Traditional Uses, Chemical Constituents, and Diverse Pharmacological Importance of the Genus Breynia

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 12
by Malik Saadullah , Muhammad Asif , Sania Arif and Bisma Kanwal

The genus Breynia (family Phyllanthaceae) is widely distributed in Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and some regions of India. Traditionally, species of this genus were used to treat various disorders, like skin diseases, pain, cough, tonsillitis, dysentery, and headache. Various studies about this genus are available, but reviews highlighting its pharmacology and phytochemistry are inadequate. This review highlights the pharmacology, phytochemistry, and chemotaxonomic classification of the phytochemicals of ten species of the genus Breynia. About 90 compounds have been isolated from Breynia species, including glycosides, flavonoids, terpenoids, steroids, alkaloids, lignans, phenolic compounds, and catechins. Their structure and presence in each species are presented in tabular form. In pharmacological medicines, the crude extracts and metabolites of the genus Breynia have been found to exhibit diverse biological activity, including, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antiviral, and activity against various blood disorders. Few isolated compounds show enzyme inhibitory activity (tyrosinase, xanthine oxidase, and elastase inhibition).

 

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.314.2112.2280
Keywords
Breynia Phyllanthaceae chemotaxonomic classification phenolic compounds glycosides pharmacology
Available online: April 12, 2022
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17) A Neoprzewaquinone Analogue from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 7
by Jie Yan , Wenxiu Guo , Lanyu Zhou , Zhixing Cao , Jin Pei , Yun Deng , Bo Li , Ding Liu , Dale Guo and Cheng Peng

(3R,3′R)-2,2′,3,3′-tetrahydroneoprzewaquinone A (1), a previously undescribed neoprzewaquinone analogue, was isolated from the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. Its absolute configuration was elucidated by comprehensive analyses of spectra including NMR and MS combined with ECD calculations. MTT assay indicated that 1 can inhibit the proliferation of MV-4-11, TMD-8, MOLM-13, and H460 cell lines with IC50 values of 2.21 μM, 2.48 μM, 3.39 μM, and 2.02 μM respectively.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.313.2111.2253
Keywords
Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (3R,3′R)-2,2′,3,3′-tetrahydroneoprzewaquinone A cytotoxic activity
Available online: March 27, 2022
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18) Secondary Metabolites from the Coral-Derived Fungus Aspergillus terreus SCSIO41404 with Pancreatic Lipase Inhibitory Activities

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 6
by Bo Peng , Qingyun Peng , Jianglian She , Bin Yang and Xuefeng Zhou

Ten secondary metabolites were isolated from cultures of the marine coral-derived fungus Aspergillus terreus SCSIO41404. The compounds were identified as monacolin K (1), methyl ester of lactone ring-opened monacolin K (2), asperterreusine C (3), 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde (4), 4-hydroxy-3-(3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl) benzaldehyde (5), kojic acid (6), p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid methyl ester (7), o-hydroxyphenylacetic acid methyl ester (8), N-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-acetamide (9), and (S)-methyl 2-acetamido-3-phenylpropanoate (10), by comparing the spectroscopic data with the reported literature values. They were evaluated for their cytotoxic, antibacterial, and enzyme (pancreatic lipase and acetylcholinesterase) inhibitory activities. Monacolin K (1) and its derivative (2) were revealed with obvious pancreatic lipase (PL) inhibitory effects. The in silico molecular docking with PL protein was further performed to understand the binding effects, and it is suggested that the ring opening of the monacolin K facilitates for the PL inhibitory activities.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.312.22.01.2314
Keywords
Coral-derived fungus Aspergillus terreus secondary metabolites pancreatic lipase molecular docking
Available online: March 16, 2022
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19) Antitumor Activity of Ethyl Acetate Extraction of Wikstroemia chamaedaphne: Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis-Inducing Activity in Melanoma Cells

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 13
by Yuan Li , Chunyan Zhang , Yiwen Nie , Ruifeng Zhang , Xiaoxiang Zhai , Yanjuan Duan , Wei Fan , Weiying Gu , Kourong Shi , Lan Luo and Jianyong Zhu

The ethyl acetate extraction (WCE) of Wikstroemia chamaedaphne Meisn on the viability of melanoma cell lines B16 and A375 were evaluated. The WCE exhibited a potent cytotoxic against B16 and A375 with IC50 values of 156.2 and 192.8 µg/mL, respectively. Cell migration was assessed using a wound healing assay. The WCE caused cell cycle arrest in the G0/G1 phase in B16 cells and the S phase in A375 cells, according to cell cycle analysis. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that WCE promoted apoptosis in B16 and A375 cells in a dose-dependent manner. Chemical analysis of WCE resulted in the isolation of a new diterpenoid, wikstchalin A (6) with five known flavonoids (1-5) and two known diterpenoids (7 and 8). Spectroscopic analysis revealed their structures, and CD analysis revealed the absolute configurations of 6. The absolute structure of pimelotide A (7) was firstly confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The cytotoxicities of all the compounds (18) were evaluated against B16 cell lines. Compound 8 was more active than the positive control, dacarbazine (IC50 300 μM), in terms of cytotoxicity against B16, with an IC50 value of 7.9 μM.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.311.22.02.2343
Keywords
Wikstroemia chamaedaphne flavonoid diterpenoid antitumor activity
Available online: March 16, 2022
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20) A New Indole Glucoside and Other Constituents from the Sea Cucumber-Derived Aspergillus fumigatus M580 and Their Antimicrobial, Cytotoxic, and Inhibitory α-Glucosidase Activities

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 6
by Cao Duc Tuan , Nguyen Van Hung , Le Thi Hong Minh , Hoang Thi Hong Lien , Jung-Woo Chae , Hwi-yeol Yun , Young Ho Kim , Pham Van Cuong and Doan Thi Mai Huong

One new indole glucoside, 6-methoxyindole-3-carboxylic acid O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (1) and ten known alkaloids, fumiquinazoline D (2), fumiquinazoline C (3), fumiquinazoline J (4), bisdethiobis(methylthio)gliotoxin (5), cyclo(L-prolyl-L-tryptophane) (6), tryprostatin B (7), 12,13-dihydroxy-fumitremorgin C (8), 6-methoxyspirotryprostatin B (9), cyclo(L-prolinyl-L-phenylalanine) (10), and cyclo(L-prolinyl-L-valine) (11) were isolated from marine-derived Aspergillus fumigatus M580. Compounds 2, 3, and 7 exhibited significant antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive Enterococcus faecalis with MIC values of 32, 32, and 64 µg/mL, respectively. Compound 4 showed significant cytotoxic activities against Huh7 and HT-29 cancer cell lines with IC50 values of 9.7 ± 0.9 and 10.3 ± 0.9 μM, respectively. Compounds 3 and 10 showed the most α-glucosidase inhibitory activity with inhibitory percentages of 13.6 ± 1.1 and 10.3 ± 0.8 % at the concentration of 100 μg/mL, respectively.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.310.2110.2248
Keywords
Aspergillus fumigatus indole alkaloid antimicrobial cytotoxic α-glucosidase
Available online: March 16, 2022
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21) Triterpenes and Saponins from Leaves of Camellia nitidissima, and Cytotoxic Activities Against Bel-7402 and SMMC-7721 Human Liver Cancer Cells

Rec. Nat. Prod. (2022) in press ; 1 - 9
by Yanan Xu , Siyuan Ma , Xiaofang Han , Lin Su , Li Ge , Qiuhong Chen , Kedi Yang and Qifei Mo

Camellia nitidissima is commonly used for making tea to prevent cancer in China, but its phytochemicals and bioactivity was insufficiently reported. In this work, the total content of saponins from leaves of C. nitidissima was investigated, and the high level of total saponins varied obviously with the augment of leafage. There are 12 triterpenes and saponins, i.e., β-daucosterol (1), α-spinasterol-β-D-glucoside (2), lupeol (3), 17,3β-acetoxy-20-lupanol (4), 3β,6α,13β-trihydroxyolean-7-one (5), oleanolic acid (6), oleanolic acid 3-acetate (7), ginsenoside Rg1 (8), ginsenoside F5 (9), ginsenoside F1 (10), ginsenoside Rd (11), and (3β,6α,12β)-3,6,12-trihydroxydammar-24-en-20-yl-2-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(2→1)-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(2→1)-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside (12) from C. nitidissima leaves were isolated and identified. Specially, five dammarane tetracyclic triterpenoids derived from 20(S)-protopanaxatriols (compounds 8-12) obtained from C. nitidissima were the first reported, and compound 12 is a new dammarane triterpenoid. Based on scratch assay and cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay, compound 12 and the extracts of C. nitidissima leaves showed potential cytotoxic activities against Bel-7402 and SMMC-7721 human liver cancer cells in vitro.

DOI
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.308.2111.2273
Keywords
Camellia nitidissima triterpenes and saponins cytotoxic activities liver cancer
Available online: February 28, 2022
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