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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2006 Aug;54(8):1211-2.

A cytotoxic saponin from Albizia julibrissin.

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Hubei Key Laboratory of Natural Product Research and Development, Chemistry and Life Science College, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002, P.R. China.


A new triterpenoidal saponin (1: Julibroside J(21)) with a xylopyranosyl moiety located at its C-21 side chain was isolated from Albizia julibrissin DURAZZ. (Leguminosae), and its structure was determined on the basis of comprehensive spectroscopic analyses. Compound 1 showed marked inhibitory action against Bel-7402 cancer cell line at 10 microg/ml.

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