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Phytochemistry. 2004 Jul;65(14):2113-8.

(-)-Amarbellisine, a lycorine-type alkaloid from Amaryllis belladonna L. growing in Egypt.

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  • 1Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo della Pianta e dell'Ambiente, Universit√† di Napoli Federico II, Via Universit√† 100, I-80055 Portici, Italy. evidente@unina.it


A new lycorine-type alkaloid, named (-)-amarbellisine, was isolated from the bulbs of Egyptian Amaryllis belladonna L. together with the well known alkaloids (-)-lycorine, (-)-pancracine, (+)-vittatine, (+)-11-hydroxyvittatine, and (+)-hippeastrine. The new alkaloid, containing the pyrrolo[de]phenanthridine ring system, was essentially characterised by spectroscopic and optical methods, and proved to be the 2-methoxy-3a,4,5,7,11b,11c-hexahydro-1H-[1,3]dioxolo[4,5-j]pyrrolo[3,2,1-de]phenanthridinol. By using HPTLC technique we also carried out a comparative study of the relative and total alkaloidal content at two different stages of plant growth. Finally, the antimicrobial activity of the isolated alkaloids was assayed.

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