Taraxastane-type triterpenoids from Saussurea petrovii

Jingqiu Dai, Chenyang Zhao, Qi Zhang, Zhong Li Liu, Rongliang Zheng, Li Yang

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Two taraxastane triterpenoids, i.e. taraxast-20-ene-3β,30-diol (1) and 20α,21α-epoxy-taraxastane-3β,22α-diol (2), as well as four known triterpenes taraxast-20(30)ene-3β,21α-diol (3), taraxast-20(30)-ene-3β-ol (4), taraxast-20-ene-3β-ol (5) and taraxastane-3β,20α-diol (6) were isolated from the Chinese medicinal plant Saussurea petrovii. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods. These compounds, especially 1 and 2, exhibit significant antitumor and antibacterial activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1111
Number of pages5
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 6 2001


  • Antibiosis
  • Saussurea petrovii Compositae
  • Taraxastane
  • Triterpenoids, Cytotoxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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