Antineoplastic agents. 558. Ampelocissus sp. cancer cell growth inhibitory constituents

George Pettit, Venugopal J R V Mukku, Gordon Cragg, Delbert L. Herald, John C. Knight, Cherry L. Herald, Jean Chapuis

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An investigation of the Phillippine Ampelocissus sp. roots for cancer cell growth inhibitory components led to the isolation of a new acetogenin characterized as 22-epicalamistrin (1) employing primarily 2D NMR and high-resolution mass spectral analysis. Two other antineoplastic constituents proved to be the known acetogenin uvaribonin (2) and chalcone 3. Constituents 1-3 were all found to show significant cancer cell growth inhibitory activity against a panel of human cancer cell lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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