Antibacterial Activity of ent-Kaurene Diterpenoids from Rabdosia rosthornii

Isao Kubo, Yunlong Xu, Kuniyoshi Shimizu

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Biological activities of ent-kaurene diterpenoids, rosthornins A-D, isolated from the ether extract of the dried leaves of Rabdosia rosthornii (Diels) Hara (Labiatae) were tested. They exhibited antibacterial activity specifically against Gram-positive bacteria, among which Propionibacterium acnes was noted to be the most susceptible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-183
Number of pages4
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology


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