Bioactive constituents from roots of Bursera tonkinensis

Aranya Jutiviboonsuk, Hongjie ZHANG*, Ghee Teng Tan, Cuiying Ma, Nguyen Van Hung, Nguyen Manh Cuong, Nuntavan Bunyapraphatsara, D. Doel Soejarto, Harry H.S. Fong

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Bioassay directed-fractionation led to isolation of 12 compounds from the roots of Bursera tonkinensis Guillaum (Burseraceae), including burselignan, bursephenylpropane, and burseneolignan. Of the 12 compounds, only 4′-demethyldesoxypodophyllotoxin exhibited significant cytotoxic activities against KB, Col2 and LNCaP cell lines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2745-2751
Number of pages7
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

User-Defined Keywords

  • Burselignan
  • Burseneolignan
  • Bursephenylpropane
  • Bursera tonkinensis
  • Burseraceae
  • Cytotoxicity


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