Triterpenoidal saponins of Pulsatilla koreana roots

Heejung Yang, Young Woong Cho, Seung Hyun Kim, Young Choong Kim, Sang Hyun Sung

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Sixteen (1-16) triterpenoidal saponins were isolated from the roots of Pulsatilla koreana, of which four were determined as the previously unknown 23-hydroxy-3β-[(O-α-L-arabinopyranosyl)oxy]lup-20(29)-en-28-oic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (1), 23-hydroxy-3β-[(O-α-L- rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L-arabinopyranosyl)oxy]lup-20(29)-en-28-oic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (2), 3β-[(O-α-L- rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L-arabinopyranosyl)oxy]lup-20(29)-en-28-oic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 6)-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (3), and 3β-[(O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-O-[β-D- glucopyranosyl-(1 → 4)]-α-L-arabinopyranosyl)oxy]lup-20(29)-en-28-oic acid 28-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 4)-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 6)-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (4), respectively, based on spectroscopic analysis. The inhibition of the lipopolysaccharide-induced nitric oxide production of sixteen isolated compounds was evaluated in RAW 264.7 cells at concentrations ranging from 1 μM to 100 μM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1892-1899
Number of pages8
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant ( 2010K000832 ) from Brain Research Center of the 21st Century Frontier Research Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea .

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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