Euphopubescenol and euphopubescene, two new jatrophane polyesters, and lathyrane-type diterpenes from Euphorbia pubescens

Cláudia Valente, Madalena M. Pedro, José R. Ascenso, Pedro M. Abreu, Maria São José Nascimento, Maria José Umbelino Ferreira

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Abstract

The structures of euphopubescenol and euphopubescene, two new macrocyclic jatrophane diterpene polyesters, isolated from the whole dried plant of Euphorbia pubescens, were established as 5α,8α,15β-triacetoxy- 3α-benzoyloxy-4α-hydroxy-9,14-dioxo13βH-jatropha-6(17), 11E-diene (1) and 3β,7β,8β,9α,14α,15β- hexaacetoxy-2βH-jatropha-5E,11E-diene (2) by 1D- and 2D-NMR (COSY, HMQC, HMBC and NOESY), IR, EI-MS and EI-FTICR-MS. Two known lathyrane derivatives, jolkinol A (3) and jolkinol A (4), whose 13C-NMR spectra were assigned, were also isolated. Compounds 1-3 have been evaluated for their ability to inhibit the in vitro growth of three human tumour cell lines representing different tumour types, MCF-7 (breast adenocarcinoma), NCI-H460 (non-small cell lung cancer) and SF-268 (CNS cancer). They inhibited both MCF-7 and NCI-H460 cell lines, with Gl50 values ranging between 40.9 μM and 95.3 μM, but were found to be ineffective as growth inhibitors of the SF-268 cell line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-249
Number of pages6
JournalPlanta Medica
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Antitumour activity
  • Euphorbia pubescens
  • Euphorbiaceae
  • Jatrophane diterpenes

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