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J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2015;17(4):409-14. doi: 10.1080/10286020.2014.967229. Epub 2014 Dec 18.

A new steroidal saponin from dragon's blood of Dracaena cambodiana.

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a Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Resources of Tropical Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences , Haikou 571101 , China.

Abstract

Phytochemical study on dragon's blood of Dracaena cambodiana led to a new steroidal saponin, cambodianoside G(1), and six known ones (2-7). The structure of the new compound was elucidated on the basis of detailed spectroscopic analysis. Evaluation of antibacterial activities showed that compound 7 exhibited antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus.

KEYWORDS:

Dracaena cambodiana (Agavaceae); antibacterial activity; dragon's blood; steroidal saponin

PMID:
25523446
DOI:
10.1080/10286020.2014.967229
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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