Journal of Natural Medicines

, Volume 71, Issue 4, pp 642–649 | Cite as

A new biflavonoid and a new triterpene from the leaves of Garcinia paucinervis and their biological activities

  • CuiCui Jia
  • Tong Han
  • Jun Xu
  • ShengGe Li
  • YaTing Sun
  • DaHong Li
  • ZhanLin Li
  • HuiMing Hua
Original Paper


A new biflavonoid, paucinervin K (1) and a new triterpene, 23-hydroxy-friedelin (2), together with eleven known compounds 3-13 were isolated from the leaves of Garcinia paucinervis. Their structures, including stereochemistry, were determined by spectroscopic analysis of NMR, MS, IR and ECD calculation and the octant rule. Some of the isolated compounds were tested for antiproliferative, α-glucosidase inhibitory and antioxidant activities in vitro. Compounds 1, 3, 4, 5 and 9 showed moderate preferential antioxidant and hypoglycemic activities. Compounds 36 and 9 exhibited potent growth inhibition against HepG-2 and PC-3 cell lines with IC50 values ranging from 1.02−10.05 μM.


Garcinia paucinervis Biflavonoid Triterpene Antiproliferation Antioxidant α-Glucosidase 



This study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31570350, 21502121), Project Funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M570258), General Scientific Research Projects of Department of Education in Liaoning Province (L2014382), Young Teachers’ Scientific Research Fund Project of Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (QNJJ 2013501).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • CuiCui Jia
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tong Han
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jun Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  • ShengGe Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • YaTing Sun
    • 1
    • 2
  • DaHong Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • ZhanLin Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • HuiMing Hua
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Structure-Based Drug Design & Discovery, Ministry of EducationShenyang Pharmaceutical UniversityShenyangPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Traditional Chinese Materia MedicaShenyang Pharmaceutical UniversityShenyangPeople’s Republic of China

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