Four new cycloartane saponins from Curculigo orchioides

J. P. Xu, R. S. Xu, X. Y. Li

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Four new cycloartane-type triterpene glycosides named curculigosaponins G, H, I, and J have been isolated from rhizomes of Curculigo orchioides (Chinese Name: Xiao Mao; Hypoxidaceae). Their structures were elucidated by FAB-MS, 1H-, 13C-NMR, and 2D-NMR analysis and chemical evidence. A pharmacological study showed that curculigosaponin G increased the weight of the thymus in vivo in mice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-210
Number of pages3
JournalPlanta Medica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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