Phytochemistry 2019 Jul 16;163:38-45. Epub 2019 Apr 16.
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Two highly oxygenated nortriterpenes, picraviane A and B, were isolated from the ethanolic extract of Picramnia glazioviana Engl. The structures were determined by analysis of HRMS and 2D NMR spectroscopic data. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction data was also obtained for picraviane B. The absolute configuration of both compounds were assigned by comparison of experimental and calculated vibrational and electronic circular dichroism spectroscopy, respectively. Picraviane A showed a moderate cytotoxic activity against the triple negative MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell line. These compounds represent an undescribed class of natural products with limonoid-like skeletons containing a heptanolide as the E-ring.