Send to

Choose Destination
J Nat Prod. 2002 Feb;65(2):163-9.

Constituents of the bark and twigs of Artocarpus dadah with cyclooxygenase inhibitory activity.

Author information

Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA.


Fractionation of an ethyl acetate-soluble extract of the bark of Artocarpus dadah has led to the isolation of three new prenylated stilbenoid derivatives, 3-(gamma,gamma-dimethylallyl)resveratrol (1), 5-(gamma,gamma-dimethylallyl)oxyresveratrol (2), 3-(2,3-dihydroxy-3-methylbutyl)resveratrol (3), and a new benzofuran derivative, 3-(gamma,gamma-dimethylpropenyl)moracin M (4), along with six known compounds, oxyresveratrol, (+)-catechin, afzelechin-3-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranoside, (-)-epiafzelechin, dihydromorin, and epiafzelechin-(4beta-->8)-epicatechin. From an ethyl acetate-soluble extract of the twigs of the same plant were isolated compound 4 and two new neolignan derivatives, dadahols A (5) and B (6), as well as 10 known compounds, oxyresveratrol, (+)-catechin, afzelechin-3-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranoside, resveratrol, steppogenin, moracin M, isogemichalcone B, gemichalcone B, norartocarpetin, and engeletin. The structures of compounds 1-6 were determined using spectroscopic and chemical methods. Isolates were evaluated for their inhibitory effects against both cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and -2 (COX-2) and in a mouse mammary organ culture assay.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for American Chemical Society
Loading ...
Support Center