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Mass spectrometry imaging of low molecular weight metabolites in strawberry fruit (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) cv. Primoris with Ag nanoparticle enhanced target.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 11;159:11-19. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Rzeszów University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, 6 Powstańców Warszawy Ave., 35-959, Rzeszów, Poland.

Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch., Rosaceae) is the subject of many research studies due to its numerous features such as unique taste, aroma and health qualities. The distribution of low molecular weight metabolites belonging to aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, esters, organic acids, phenolics, amino acids and sugars classes within strawberry fruit cross-section was studied using mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) method with Ag nanoparticle enhanced target (AgNPET). Read More

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December 2018

Volatile, stored and phloem exudate-located compounds represent different appearance levels affecting aphid niche choice.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 7;159:1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Chemical Ecology, Bielefeld University, Universitätsstr. 25, 33615, Bielefeld, Germany. Electronic address:

Intraspecific and intra-individual differences in emitted volatile compounds and in surface and phloem sap-related metabolites do not only affect host plant choice of monophagous aphids but may also guide them to the plant part that provides their ideal niche by maximising their fitness. However, little is known about the variation at these different plant appearance levels. We investigated the preferences of the monophagous aphid species Macrosiphoniella tancetaria and Uroleucon tanaceti for different plant parts (inflorescence stems, young and old leaves) of Tanacetum vulgare plants from two chemotypes, testing their reactions towards volatile, surface and phloem sap-related cues. Read More

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December 2018

Cycloartane-type triterpenoid derivatives and a flavonoid glycoside from the burs of Castanea crenata.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 6;158:135-141. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

College of Pharmacy, Yonsei Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Yonsei University, Incheon, 21983, South Korea. Electronic address:

Five undescribed cycloartane-type triterpenoids, which were isolated for the first time from the genus, and a flavonoid glycoside together with 11 known compounds were isolated from the burs of Castanea crenata. The structures were elucidated based on the spectroscopic analysis of 1D and 2D NMR and MS data. All isolated compounds were evaluated for antiviral activities against HRV1B-, CVB3-, and PR8-infected cells. Read More

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December 2018
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Undescribed C-geranylflavonoids isolated from the fruit peel of Paulownia catalpifolia T. Gong ex D.Y. Hong with their protection on human umbilical vein endothelial cells injury induced by hydrogen peroxide.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 5;158:126-134. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China.

Six undescribed C-geranylated flavonoids, including five C-geranylflavanones named as paucatalinones F - J, one C-geranylflavonol named as paucatalinone K, along with seven known geranylated flavanones, were isolated from the fruit peel of Paulownia catalpifolia T. Gong ex D.Y. Read More

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December 2018

Anti-inflammatory prenylbenzaldehyde derivatives isolated from Eurotium cristatum.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 5;158:120-125. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510006, China; Key Laboratory of Functional Molecules from Oceanic Microorganisms (Sun Yat-Sen University), Department of Education of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, 510006, China.

Two undescribed prenylbenzaldehyde derivatives, cristaldehydes A and B, and an undescribed quinone derivative, cristaquinone A, along with seven known compounds were isolated from the fungus Eurotium cristatum. The structures of undescribed compounds were determined by spectroscopic analysis including NMR, HR-ESIMS, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. This is the first report of identification of a dibenzannulated 6,6-spiroketal derivative, cristaldehyde B, in a natural product. Read More

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December 2018

Use of multivariate NMR analysis in the content prediction of hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin in greenhouse crop residues.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 28;158:110-119. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Chemistry and Physics, Research Centre CIAIMBITAL, University of Almería, Ctra. Sacramento, s/n, 04120, Almería, Spain. Electronic address:

We have introduced the use of multivariate NMR analysis in the development of accurate and robust prediction models, potentially arising from a correlation between soluble metabolite profiles and cell wall composition, for the determination of hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin contents in 8 species of greenhouse crop residues. The present paper demonstrates that discriminant buckets coming from a PLS-DA model in combination with linear models provide a useful and rapid tool for the determination of cell wall composition of these plant wastes. Regularized linear regression methods have also been applied to avoid overfitting, producing improved models specifically for lignin and cellulose determinations. Read More

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November 2018

Manipulation of oxalate metabolism in plants for improving food quality and productivity.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 27;158:103-109. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, 110067, India. Electronic address:

Oxalic acid is a naturally occurring metabolite in plants and a common constituent of all plant-derived human diets. Oxalic acid has diverse unrelated roles in plant metabolism, including pH regulation in association with nitrogen metabolism, metal ion homeostasis and calcium storage. In plants, oxalic acid is also a pathogenesis factor and is secreted by various fungi during host infection. Read More

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November 2018
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Diterpene synthases facilitating production of the kaurane skeleton of eriocalyxin B in the medicinal plant Isodon eriocalyx.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 26;158:96-102. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Yunnan Key Laboratory of Natural Medicinal Chemistry, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650201, Yunnan, China. Electronic address:

The Isodon plants (Lamiaceae) have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate sufferings from inflammations and cancers. This feature has been attributed to the presence of pharmacologically active ent-kaurane diterpenoids such as eriocalyxin B and oridonin. The Isodon eriocalyx (Dunn) Kudô species native to southwest China can accumulate a particularly high content of ent-kaurane diterpenoids (∼1. Read More

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November 2018

A syn-ent-labdadiene derivative with a rare spiro-β-lactone function from the male cones of Wollemia nobilis.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 24;158:91-95. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

Dipartimento di Biologia Ambientale, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy.

An undescribed labdane-like diterpene with a rare spiro-β-lactone function was identified from the ethanol extract of the male cones of the coniferous tree Wollemia nobilis. This spirolabdadienolide (IUPAC name: syn-ent-8(17),13-labdadien-19,18-olid-15-oic acid methyl ester; trivial name: wollemolide), was isolated by means of traditional and high performance chromatography techniques and structurally elucidated through NMR and MS. In addition, six further known metabolites were evidenced in the extract. Read More

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November 2018
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Floral scent in Iris planifolia (Iridaceae) suggests food reward.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 24;158:86-90. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

University of Palermo, Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Viale delle Scienze, 90128, Palermo, Italy.

Iris species can adopt different pollination strategies to attract their pollinators, generalized shelter-mimicking, specialized deceptive sexual-mimicking or food-rewarding. As attractive stimuli, Iris flowers may use their colours, large-size, symmetry, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). However, relatively few studies investigated Iris floral olfactory cues in the context of plant-visitor/pollinator interactions. Read More

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November 2018
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Diterpenoids from the Chinese liverwort Frullania hamatiloba and their Nrf2 inducing activities.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 23;158:77-85. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Natural Product Chemistry, Key Lab of Chemical Biology of Ministry of Education, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China. Electronic address:

Six previously undescribed labdane diterpenoids, frullanians A-F, along with five known diterpenoids, were isolated from the Chinese liverwort Frullania hamatiloba Stephani. Their structures were determined using NMR data, electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculations as well as the single crystal X-ray diffraction measurement. NAD(P)H: QR (quinone reductase) assay demonstrated that frullanian D and four known compounds displayed antioxidant effect mediated via Nrf2 (Nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2) induction. Read More

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November 2018
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Stigmastane-type steroids with unique conjugated Δ diene and highly oxygenated side chains from the twigs of Vernonia amygdalina.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 23;158:67-76. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Innovative Drug Target, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005, PR China. Electronic address:

Veramyosides A-J, eleven undescribed stigmastane-type steroids, including one aglycone and ten glycosides, along with three known homologues were isolated from the twigs of Vernonia amygdalina Delile (compositae). All compounds featured a stigmastane-type steroid skeleton with a unique conjugated Δ diene segment and highly oxygenated side chains with a γ-lactone or an α, β-unsaturated five-membered lactone ring. The structures of veramyosides A-J and their absolute configurations were unambiguously elucidated by HR-ESI-MS, extensive NMR spectroscopy, in situ dimolybdenum CD methods, modified Mosher's method, quantum chemical calculation of their ECD curves, and CD comparison methods on basis of their biogenetic pathway. Read More

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November 2018

Enhanced production of unusual triterpenoids from Kadsura angustifolia fermented by a symbiont endophytic fungus, Penicillium sp. SWUKD4.1850.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 23;158:56-66. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Key Laboratory of Eco-environments in Three Gorges Reservoir Region (Ministry of Education), School of Life Science, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China. Electronic address:

Highly oxygenated schitriterpenoids are interesting for study of their structures, bioactivities and synthesis. From Kadsura angustifolia fermented by an associated symbiotic endophytic fungus, Penicillium sp. SWUKD4. Read More

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November 2018

LC-MS-guided isolation of anti-inflammatory 2-(2-phenylethyl)chromone dimers from Chinese agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis).

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 16;158:46-55. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Modern Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine, School of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Fifteen previously undescribed 2-(2-phenylethyl)chromone dimers, along with two known analogues were isolated from Chinese agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis) by a LC-MS-guided fractionation procedure. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic and spectrometric data (1D and 2D NMR, IR, and HRESIMS). The isolated compounds exhibited significant inhibition of nitric oxide production in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW264. Read More

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November 2018
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The impact of cold stress on genes expression pattern of mono- and sesquiterpene biosynthesis and their contents in Ocimum basilicum L.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 26;156:250-256. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran; Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Institute of Biotechnology, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran. Electronic address:

Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) contains valuable monoterpene and sesquiterpene compounds used for medical purposes. Environmental stresses are suggested to change the essential oil composition in medicinal plants. Read More

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December 2018

Functional characterization and correlation analysis of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) in coumarin biosynthesis from Peucedanum praeruptorum Dunn.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 15;158:35-45. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Bioactive Natural Product Research and State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, 24 Tong Jia Xiang, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Coumarins exhibit many biological activities and are the main specialised metabolites of Peucedanum praeruptorum Dunn, an important plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. In preliminary studies, we cloned several genes involved in coumarin biosynthesis in P. praeruptorum, such as 4-coumarate: CoA ligase (4CL), p-coumaroyl CoA 2'-hydroxylase (C2'H), feruloyl CoA 6'-hydroxylase (F6'H) and bergaptol O-methyltransferase (BMT). Read More

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November 2018
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Rare dimeric guaianes from Xylopia vielana and their multidrug resistance reversal activity.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 15;158:26-34. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Bioactive Natural Product Research and State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Thirteen undescribed dimeric guaianes were isolated from the leaves of Xylopia vielana Pierre. Their structures were elucidated by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, and the absolute configurations of vielanins G-Q were determined by a combination of the circular dichroism (CD) exciton chirality method, chemical conversion, and electronic CD (ECD) spectroscopy analysis. Vielaninors A and B are the first examples of trinor-guaiane-dimers. Read More

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November 2018
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Bromocatechol conjugates from a Chinese marine red alga, Symphyocladia latiuscula.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 14;158:20-25. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia. Electronic address:

This study describes an investigation into polybromocatechol conjugates isolated from a marine red alga, Symphyocladia latiuscula (Harvey) Yamada, collected from coastal waters off Qingdao, China. We report on the isolation and characterisation of eight undescribed aconitic acid conjugates, symphyocladins R-X, including a likely solvolysis artifact of symphyocladin S, and an undescribed furanoyl conjugate, symphyocladin Y. Structure elucidation was achieved by detailed spectroscopic analysis. Read More

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November 2018

Fusaricates H-K and fusolanones A-B from a mangrove endophytic fungus Fusarium solani HDN15-410.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 14;158:13-19. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Key Laboratory of Marine Drugs, Chinese Ministry of Education, School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, 266003, PR China; Laboratory for Marine Drugs and Bioproducts of Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, 266237, PR China; Open Studio for Druggability Research of Marine Natural Products, Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, 266237, PR China. Electronic address:

Seven compounds including four undescribed fusaric acid derivatives, namely fusaricates H-K, and two undescribed γ-pyrone derivatives, named fusolanones A-B, as well as a known compound fusaric acid, were isolated from a mangrove endophytic fungus Fusarium solani. Fusaricates H-K represent the first cases of fusaric acid butanediol esters and are diastereoisomers. Their structures including absolute configurations were elucidated based on NMR, MS, chemical synthesis, chiral HPLC analysis and ECD calculations. Read More

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November 2018
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Transport of organic substances through the cytoplasmic membrane of cyanobacteria.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 15;157:206-218. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Universität Wien, Fakultät für Chemie, Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien, Austria(1). Electronic address:

Cyanobacteria are mainly known to incorporate inorganic molecules like carbon dioxide and ammonia from the environment into organic material within the cell. Nevertheless cyanobacteria do import and export organic substances through the cytoplasmic membrane and these processes are essential for all cyanobacteria. In addition understanding the mechanisms of transport of organic molecules through the cytoplasmic membrane might become very important. Read More

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January 2019
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An analysis of characterized plant sesquiterpene synthases.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Bioinformatics Group, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, Netherlands; Biometris, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, Netherlands. Electronic address:

Plants exhibit a vast array of sesquiterpenes, C15 hydrocarbons which often function as herbivore-repellents or pollinator-attractants. These in turn are produced by a diverse range of sesquiterpene synthases. A comprehensive analysis of these enzymes in terms of product specificity has been hampered by the lack of a centralized resource of sufficient functionally annotated sequence data. Read More

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November 2018

Rhodomicranosides A-I, analgesic diterpene glucosides with diverse carbon skeletons from Rhododendron micranthum.

Phytochemistry 2018 Nov 13;158:1-12. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Hubei Key Laboratory of Natural Medicinal Chemistry and Resource Evaluation, School of Pharmacy, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430030, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Nine previously undescribed diterpene glucosides, rhodomicranosides A-I, comprising leucothane, 4,5-seco-ent-kaurane, and grayanane types, respectively, were isolated from the leaves of Rhododendron micranthum, along with seven known diterpenoids. Their structures were elucidated based on extensive spectroscopic analyses such as HRESIMS, 1D and 2D NMR, UV, and IR, and their absolute configurations were determined by various methods including X-ray diffraction analysis, electronic circular dichroism spectroscopy (ECD), calculated ECD, and Mo(OAc)-induced ECD, as well as chemical methods. This is the first time to report the crystal structures of leucothane diterpene glycosides. Read More

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November 2018

Lotuslactone, a non-canonical strigolactone from Lotus japonicus.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 12;157:200-205. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1 Gakuen-cho, Nakaku, Sakai, Osaka, 599-8531, Japan; CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama, 332-0112, Japan. Electronic address:

Root exudates from Lotus japonicus were found to contain at least three different hyphal branching-inducing compounds for the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungus Gigaspora margarita, one of which had been previously identified as (+)-5-deoxystrigol (5DS), a canonical strigolactone (SL). One of the two remaining unknown hyphal branching inducers was purified and named lotuslactone. Its structure was determined as methyl (E)-2-(3-acetoxy-2-hydroxy-7-methyl-1-oxo-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexahydroazulen-2-yl)-3-(((R)-4-methyl-5-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-yl)oxy)acrylate, by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, and HR-ESI- and EI-MS. Read More

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January 2019
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Uptake and modification of umbelliferone by various seedlings.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 12;157:194-199. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

TU Braunschweig Institute for Plant Biology, Mendelssohnstr. 4, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany. Electronic address:

Inspired by the recently discovered phenomenon of "horizontal natural product transfer" we investigated the putative uptake of phenolic specialized metabolites. Umbelliferone was chosen for this case study, since this coumarin as well as its derivatives can easily be determined by HPLC analyses. Barley (Hordeum vulgare L. Read More

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January 2019
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PgUGT95B2 preferentially metabolizes flavones/flavonols and has evolved independently from flavone/flavonol UGTs identified in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 9;157:184-193. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics and Resources, Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai, 201602, China; Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201602, China. Electronic address:

UDP-dependent glycosyltransferases (UGTs) convert aglycones into more stable, bioactive, and structurally diverse glycosylated derivatives. Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) produces various glycosylated phenolic metabolites, e. Read More

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January 2019

Funiculosone, a substituted dihydroxanthene-1,9-dione with two of its analogues produced by an endolichenic fungus Talaromyces funiculosus and their antimicrobial activity.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 9;157:175-183. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Cintia 4, 80126, Naples, Italy. Electronic address:

An undescribed substituted dihydroxanthene-1,9-dione, named funiculosone, was isolated together with its two analogues identified as mangrovamide J and ravenelin, from the culture filtrates of Talaromyces funiculosus (Thom) Samson, Yilmaz, Frisvad & Seifert (Trichocomaceae), an endolichenic fungus isolated from lichen thallus of Diorygma hieroglyphicum (Pers.) Staiger & Kalb (Graphidaceae), in India. Funiculosone was characterized, essentially by spectroscopic methods, as 4,8,9a-trihydroxy-3,4a-dimethyl-4a,9a-dihydro-4H-xanthene-1,9-dione. Read More

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January 2019

Biosynthesis of tovarol and other sesquiterpenoids in Thapsia laciniata Rouy.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 6;157:168-174. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark, Søltofts Plads 223, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Electronic address:

The genus Thapsia produces a wide variety of sesquiterpenoids. The Mediterranean plant Thapsia laciniata Rouy is known to have a product profile that differs from several other species in the genus. Thus, the biosynthesis of sesquiterpenoids in Thapsia laciniata Rouy was investigated. Read More

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January 2019
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Inoculation of Rhizoglomus irregulare or Trichoderma atroviride differentially modulates metabolite profiling of wheat root exudates.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 5;157:158-167. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Portici, Italy.

Root exudation patterns are linked to, among other things, plant growth, plant-microbe interaction and the priming effect. In this work, two complementary metabolomic approaches (both liquid and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry) were applied to investigate the modulation of root exudation imposed by two beneficial fungi (substrate treatment of Trichoderma atroviride AT10, substrate application of Rhizoglomus irregulare BEG72 and seed treatment with T. atroviride AT10) on wheat (Triticum aestivum L. Read More

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January 2019
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Acyl atractyligenin and carboxyatractyligenin glycosides from Antennaria rosea subsp. confinis.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 6;157:151-157. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Key Laboratory of South China Agricultural Plant Molecular Analysis and Genetic Improvement, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Botany, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China. Electronic address:

Eight previously undescribed acyl atractyligenin and carboxyatractyligenin glycosides were isolated from whole Antennaria rosea subsp. confinis (Greene) R. J. Read More

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January 2019
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Computationally aided stereochemical assignment of undescribed bisabolenes from Calea urticifolia.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 3;157:145-150. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, University, MS, 38677, USA; College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA. Electronic address:

Calea urticifolia (Mill.) DC. (Compositae) is a medicinal plant found in El Salvador. Read More

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January 2019
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Genome-wide identification and biochemical characterization of the UGT88F subfamily in Malus x domestica Borkh.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 3;157:135-144. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

EA2106 Biomolécules et Biotechnologies Végétales, Université de Tours, F-37200, Tours, France. Electronic address:

The UDP-glycosyltransferase UGT88F subfamily has been described first in Malus x domestica with the characterization of UGT88F1. Up to now UGT88F1 was one of the most active UGT glycosylating dihydrochalcones in vitro. The involvement of UGT88F1 in phloridzin (phloretin 2'-O-glucoside) synthesis, the main apple tree dihydrochalcone, was further confirmed in planta. Read More

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January 2019
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A role for 3'-O-β-D-ribofuranosyladenosine in altering plant immunity.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 3;157:128-134. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilov Str. 32, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation.

Our understanding of how, and the extent to which, phytopathogens reconfigure host metabolic pathways to enhance virulence is remarkably limited. Here we investigate the dynamics of the natural disaccharide nucleoside, 3'-O-β-D-ribofuranosyladenosine, in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana infected with virulent Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato strain DC3000. Read More

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January 2019
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A new type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein from the seeds of Gypsophila elegans M.Bieb.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 3;157:121-127. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Institut für Pharmazie, Freie Universität Berlin, Königin-Luise-Str. 2+4, 14195 Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

Ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) are enzymes with N-glycosylase activity that remove adenine bases from the ribosomal RNA. In theory, one single RIP molecule internalized into a cell is sufficient to induce cell death. For this reason, RIPs are of high potential as toxic payload for anti-tumor therapy. Read More

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January 2019
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Increase in isoflavonoid content in Glycine max cells transformed by the constitutively active Ca independent form of the AtCPK1 gene.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 3;157:111-120. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, 690022, Russia; Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, 690950, Russia.

Calcium-dependent protein kinases (CDPKs) represent a class within a multigene family that plays an important role in biotic and abiotic plant stress responses and is involved in the regulation of secondary metabolite biosynthesis. Our previous study showed that overexpression of the mutant constitutively active Ca independent form of the AtCPK1 gene (AtCPK1-Ca) significantly increased the biosynthesis of anthraquinones and stilbenes in Rubia cordifolia L. and Vitis amurensis Rupr. Read More

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January 2019
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Detection and identification of complex oxylipins in meadow buttercup (Ranunculus acris) leaves.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 1;157:92-102. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, FRC Kazan Scientific Center of RAS, P.O. Box 30, 420111, Kazan, Russia.

Screening of linolipins, i.e. galactolipids containing esterified residues of divinyl ether oxylipins, in the leaves of several higher plants revealed the presence of these complex oxylipins in the meadow buttercup leaves. Read More

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January 2019
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Mulberry Diels-Alder-type adducts from Morus alba as multi-targeted agents for Alzheimer's disease.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 1;157:82-91. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510006, China. Electronic address:

Mulberry Diels-Alder-type adducts (MDAAs) are a group of structurally unique natural products biosynthetically derived from the intermolecular [4 + 2] cycloaddition of a dehydroprenylphenol and a chalcone. In the current study, ten MDAAs, including an undescribed one, inethermulberrofuran C, were isolated from the root bark of Morus alba. The anti-Alzheimer's disease (anti-AD) properties of these isolates were systematically screened for a series of potential targets (Aβ self-aggregation, tau aggregation, and ChEs) as well as the anti-neuroinflammatory and neuroprotective activities. Read More

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January 2019
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Lanostane-type triterpenoids from the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma applanatum.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 1;157:103-110. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science, China. Electronic address:

Twelve previously undescribed lanostane-type triterpenoids, including three triterpenoids with a γ-lactone ring, namely applanlactones A‒C, four highly oxygenated lanostane triterpenoids, namely methyl applaniate A and applanoic acids B‒D, as well as five C21 nortriterpenoids, applanones A‒E were isolated from the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat.. Read More

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January 2019
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Hepatoprotective activity of glucosyloxybenzyl succinate derivatives from the pseudobulbs of Pleione bulbocodioides.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 30;157:71-81. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

State Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substances and Functions of Natural Medicines, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100050, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Ten previously undescribed glucosyloxybenzyl succinate derivatives, pleionosides A-J, and fifteen known compounds were isolated from the pseudobulbs of Pleione bulbocodioides (Franch.) Rolfe. Their structures were elucidated by a combination of MS and NMR data, physical and chemical methods and a comparison with known compounds. Read More

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January 2019
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Cytotoxic xanthones from the roots of Mesua ferrea L.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 24;157:64-70. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90112, Thailand; Natural Product Research Center of Excellence, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90112, Thailand; Center of Excellence for Innovation in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90112, Thailand. Electronic address:

Five undescribed xanthones, 4-methoxypyranojacareubin, 4-hydroxy-3-prenylpyranoxanthone, 1-hydroxy-5,7-dimethoxyxanthone, 5-hydroxy-1,6,7-trimethoxyxanthone and 2-hydroxy-1,5-dimethoxyxanthone, together with thirty-three known xanthones were isolated from the roots of Mesua ferrea L. The structures of all isolated xanthones were elucidated based on spectroscopic methods. 5-Hydroxy-1,6,7-trimethoxyxanthone and 2-hydroxy-1,5-dimethoxyxanthone were also confirmed by X-ray diffraction data. Read More

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January 2019
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Flavone glycosides from Sicyos angulatus and their inhibitory effects on hepatic lipid accumulation.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 24;157:53-63. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Korea Bioactive Natural Material Bank, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151-742, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

A library of extracted natural materials (Korea Bioactive Natural Material Bank) have been screened to discover candidates for the treatment of non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD), and the 70% ethanol extract of Sicyos angulatus was found to inhibit hepatic lipid accumulation. Bioassay-guided fractionation of this bioactive extract yielded five previously undescribed flavonoid glycosides and one previously undescribed flavonolignan glycoside along with seven known flavonoid glycosides. The chemical structures of these compounds were elucidated by a combination of extensive spectroscopic analysis, including MS, NMR and UV techniques. Read More

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January 2019
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Diversified abietane family diterpenoids from the leaves of Leucosceptrum canum and their cytotoxic activity.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 23;157:43-52. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650201, PR China; Yunnan Key Laboratory of Natural Medicinal Chemistry, Kunming, 650201, PR China. Electronic address:

Twenty-four diterpenoids of abietane family, including thirteen undescribed compounds and eleven known ones, were isolated from the leaves of Leucosceptrum canum. Their structures were elucidated by comprehensive spectroscopic analyses (including 1D and 2D-NMR and HRMS), and in the case of 15-hydroxy-abieta-8,11,13-trien-3-one by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Their frameworks are highly diversified, involving normal abietane, 9,10-epoxy-9,10-seco-abietane, 18(4 → 3)-abeo-abietane, 3,4-seco-18(4 → 3)-abeo-abietane, and 16-nor-abietane. Read More

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January 2019
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Molecular evolution of SUN-domain containing proteins in diverse plant species and their expression profiling in response to developmental and perturbation stimuli.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 22;157:28-42. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, 3114, Bangladesh. Electronic address:

SUN (Sad1/UNC-84) domain-containing proteins are highly conserved throughout evolution. They are localized to the inner membrane of the nuclear envelope and are involved in nuclear migration and nucleoskeleton formation. In the present study, a genome-wide investigation was performed in three dicotyledonous (Arabidopsis thaliana, Glycine max and Medicago truncatula) and three monocotyledonous (Oryza sativa, Zea mays and Sorghum bicolor) plants. Read More

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January 2019
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Alkaloids and styryllactones from Goniothalamus cheliensis.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 20;157:8-20. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

Center of Chemical Innovation for Sustainability (CIS), Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand; School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand. Electronic address:

Eight previously undescribed compounds, including four alkaloids and five styryllactones together with 36 known compounds were isolated from the twig and leaf extracts of Goniothalamus cheliensis. Their structures were elucidated by extensive analysis of their spectroscopic data. The absolute configuration of (-)-(4S,5S,6R,7S,8S)-goniochelienlactone and (-)-(4S,5S,6R,7S,8S)-7-acetylgoniochelienlactone were established from single crystal X-ray analysis using Cu Kα radiation. Read More

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January 2019

Cucurbitane triterpenoids from the fruit of Momordica charantia L. and their anti-hepatic fibrosis and anti-hepatoma activities.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 22;157:21-27. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

School of Functional Food and Wine, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, 110016, People's Republic of China; Key Laboratory of Structure-Based Drug Design & Discovery Ministry of Education, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, 110016, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae) is a popular vegetable and traditional folk medicine, that has been used for hundreds of years. In this study, three undescribed cucurbitane-type triterpene glycosides furpyronecucurbitane A, goyaglycoside I and charantagenin F along with nine known compounds were isolated from the immature fruit of Momordica charantia L. Read More

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January 2019
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The influence of C2C3 double bond on the antiradical activity of flavonoid: Different mechanisms analysis.

Phytochemistry 2019 Jan 17;157:1-7. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

College of Bee Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, 350002, PR China.

Flavonoids widely found in bee products are excellent antioxidants. The structural features are important in evaluating the antiradical activity of flavonoid. In this work, the density functional theory (DFT) methods were applied to investigate the influence of C2C3 double bond on the antiradical activity of flavonoid based on three prevalently accepted radical scavenging mechanisms from the thermodynamic aspect. Read More

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January 2019

Alkaloids from the stems and rhizomes of Sinomenium acutum from the Qinling Mountains, China.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 16;156:241-249. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, 100191, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Thirteen undescribed alkaloids (sinotumines A-M), including five oxoisoaporphine, a benzo[h]quinoline, an aporphine, two protoberberine, two hasubanane, and two proaporphine alkaloids, and 50 known analogues were isolated from the 95% aqueous EtOH extract of the stems and rhizomes of Sinomenium acutum. The structures and absolute configurations of the isolates were elucidated on the basis of comprehensive analysis of 1D and 2D NMR, HRMS, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and comparison of the experimental and calculated electronic circular dichroism (ECD) data. Sinotumine F, a rare benzo[h]quinoline alkaloid, was speculated as an oxidation product of the oxoisoaporphine alkaloid, and its putative biosynthetic pathway is proposed. Read More

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December 2018
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Norditerpenoid alkaloids from Delphinium pseudoaemulans C. Y. Yang et B. Wang.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 16;156:234-240. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

The Key Laboratory of Plant Resources and Chemistry of Arid Zone, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, 830011, PR China; State Key Laboratory Basis of Xinjiang Indigenous Medicinal Plants Resource Utilization, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, 830011, PR China. Electronic address:

Eight previously undescribed norditerpenoid alkaloids, pseudophnines A-D, pseudorenines A-B, and pseudonidines A-B, together with ten known norditerpenoid alkaloids, tianshanisine E, sharwuphinine B, potanisine A, lycoctonine, delbruline, isondelpheline, delavaines A-B, and shawurenines A-B were isolated from the whole plant of Delphinium pseudoaemulans C. Y. Yang et B. Read More

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December 2018
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A promiscuous beta-glucosidase is involved in benzoxazinoid deglycosylation in Lamium galeobdolon.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 15;156:224-233. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Chair of Plant Breeding, Technical University of Munich, Liesel-Beckmann-Str. 2, D-85354, Freising, Germany. Electronic address:

In the plant kingdom beta-glucosidases (BGLUs) of the glycosidase hydrolase family 1 have essential function in primary metabolism and are particularly employed in secondary metabolism. They are essential for activation in two-component defence systems based on stabilisation of reactive compounds by glycosylation. Based on de novo assembly we isolated and functionally characterised BGLUs expressed in leaves of Lamium galeobdolon (LgGLUs). Read More

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December 2018
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In vitro cytotoxicity and structure-activity relationship approaches of ent-kaurenoic acid derivatives against human breast carcinoma cell line.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 12;156:214-223. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Núcleo de Pesquisa em Ciências Exatas e Tecnológicas da Universidade de Franca - UNIFRAN, Franca, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

In this study, ent-kaurenoic acid derivatives were obtained by microbial transformation methodologies and tested against breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7). A multivariate quantitative-structure activity relationship (QSAR) analysis was performed taking into account both microbial transformation derivatives and other analogues previously reported in literature to give some insight into the main features behind the cytotoxic activity displayed by kaurane-type diterpenes against MCF-7 cells. The partial least square regression (PLS) method was employed in the training set and the best PLS model was built with a factor describing 69. Read More

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December 2018
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De novo root transcriptome of a medicinally important rare tree Oroxylum indicum for characterization of the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway.

Phytochemistry 2018 Dec 11;156:201-213. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (IBB), Savitribai Phule Pune University, Ganeshkhind Road, Pune, 411007, Maharashtra, India. Electronic address:

Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz is a medicinally important and rare tree species of the family Bignoniaceae. It is rich in flavonoid content and its mature roots are extensively used in Ayurvedic formulations. Read More

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December 2018
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