Oleanane-type glycosides isolated from the trunk barks of the Central African tree Millettia laurentii

David Pertuit, Anne Claire Mitaine-Offer, Tomofumi Miyamoto, Chiaki Tanaka, Clément Delaude, Pierre Simon Bellaye, Bertrand Collin, Marie Aleth Lacaille-Dubois

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Seven previously undescribed oleanane-type glycosides were isolated from the trunk barks of a Central African tree named Millettia laurentii De Wild (Fabaceae). After the extraction from the barks, the isolation and purification of these compounds were achieved using various solid/liquid chromatographic methods. Their structures were established mainly by 1D and 2D NMR (COSY, TOCSY, ROESY, HSQC, HMBC) and mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), as 3-O-β-D-glucuronopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-glucuronopyranosylechinocystic acid, 3-O-β-D-apiofuranosyl-(1 → 3)-β-D-glucuronopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-glucuronopyranosylechinocystic acid, 3-O-β-D-apiofuranosyl-(1 → 3)-β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-glucuronopyranosylechinocystic acid, 3-O-β-D-apiofuranosyl-(1 → 3)-[β-D-xylopyranosyl-(1 → 2)]-β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-glucuronopyranosylechinocystic acid, 3-O-β-D-apiofuranosyl-(1 → 3)-[α-L-arabinofuranosyl-(1 → 2)]-β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-glucuronopyranosylechinocystic acid, 3-O-α-L-arabinofuranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-glucuronopyranosyloleanolic acid, 3-O-β-D-apiofuranosyl-(1 → 3)-[α-L-arabinofuranosyl-(1 → 2)]-β-D-galactopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-β-D-glucuronopyranosyloleanolic acid. In addition, the cytotoxicity of six glycosides among the isolated ones, was evaluated against 4 T1 cell line from a mouse mammary gland tissue, using MTS method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105193
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery


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