Chemical constituents from the whole herb of Hemiphragma heterophyllum

Jia Meng Dai, Yan Hong Li, Xiao Yun Pu, Cui Yang, Jing Xian Sun, Roger Ruan, Xiao Nian Li, Kai Tian, Xiang Zhong Huang

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Phytochemical investigation on Hemiphragma heterophyllum led to the isolation of two new compounds, heterophyllumin A (1) and heterophylliol (3), along with nine known compounds, (‒)-sibiricumin A (2), iridolactone (4), jatamanin A (5), dihydrocatalpolgenin (6), 25-hydroperoxycycloart-23-en-3β-ol (7), 24-methylenecycloartanol (8), (+)-pinoresinol (9), hexadec-(4Z)-enoic acid (10), and 9,12, 15-octadecatrienoic acid (11). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of detailed spectroscopic analyses and by comparison with literature data. Further, the structure of compound 3 was unambiguously confirmed by single-crystal X-ray analysis. Some of those compounds showed moderate activity in the α-glucosidase inhibition assay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-558
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asian Natural Products Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 3 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by the NSFC [grant number 81460535], the Natural Science Foundation of Yunnan Province [grant number Y0120160159], the Yunnan Provincial Department of Education Science Research Fund Project [grant number 2017YJS058], and the Yunnan Provincial Applied Basic Research Projects [grant number 2017FD122].

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  • Hemiphragma heterophyllum
  • Scrophulariaceae
  • iridoids
  • sesquineolignans
  • α-glucosidase inhibitory activity
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Glycoside Hydrolase Inhibitors/chemistry
  • Models, Molecular
  • Iridoids/chemistry
  • Spiro Compounds/chemistry
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Scrophulariaceae/chemistry
  • Lignans/chemistry
  • Molecular Structure
  • Plant Extracts/chemistry

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  • Journal Article


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