Two new bioactive oleanane triterpene glycosides from Terminalia arjuna

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  • Two new oleanane-type triterpene glycosides designated as Termiarjunoside I and Termiarjunoside II were isolated from stem bark of Terminalia arjuna (Combretaceae) and characterized as olean-1α,3β,9α,22α-tetraol-12-en-28-oic acid-3β-D-glucopyranoside (1) and olean-3α,5α,25-triol-12-en-23,28-dioic acid-3α-D-glucopyranoside (2) based on chemical and spectral data evidences. Both compounds 1 and 2 potently suppressed the release of nitric oxide and superoxide from macrophages and also inhibited aggregation of platelets.
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  • Alam MS; Kaur G; Ali A; Hamid H; Ali M; Athar M
  • Start Page

  • 1279
  • End Page

  • 1288
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 14