Ellagitannins and lignan glycosides from Balanophora japonica (Balanophoraceae)

Zhi Hong Jiang*, Takashi Tanaka, Hiromi Iwata, Saori Sakamoto, Yoko Hirose, Isao Kouno

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Three new ellagitannins named balanophotannins A-C having a 1,1′-(3,3′,4,4′-tetrahydroxy)dibenzofurandicarboxyl group in their molecules and four known lignan glycosides were isolated from the extracts of fresh aboveground and underground parts of a medicinal parasitic plant Balanophora japonica (Balanophoraceae). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral and chemical evidence. Chemotaxonomic significance of the known lignan glycosides in Balanophora japonica was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalChemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Drug Discovery

User-Defined Keywords

  • Balanophora japonica
  • Balanophoraceae
  • Balanophotannin
  • Ellagitannin
  • Lignan glycoside


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