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J Nat Prod. 1992 May;55(5):691-5.

Inhibition of angiotensin-I-converting enzyme by tetrahydroxyxanthones isolated from Tripterospermum lanceolatum.

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Institute of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Republic of China.


Five tetrahydroxyxanthones, 3,4,6,7-tetrahydroxyxanthone [1], 1,3,5,6-tetrahydroxyxanthone [2], 3,4,5,6-tetrahydroxyxanthone [3], 1,3,6,7-tetrahydroxyxanthone [4], and 2,3,6,7-tetrahydroxyxanthone [5] isolated from Tripterospermum lanceolatum inhibited angiotensin-I-converting-enzyme activity in a dose-dependent manner. The mode of inhibition of the tetrahydroxyxanthones (THXs) was found to be competitive inhibition. When the tetrahydroxy groups of THXs were blocked with acetyl groups, the angiotensin-I-converting-enzyme inhibitory activity was abolished, suggesting that the tetrahydroxy groups are indispensible for the inhibitory activity.

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