A Cytotoxic Secocycloartenoid from Abies koreana

Hyun Jung Kim, Quoc Khanh Le, Mi Hyun Lee, Tae Sung Kim, Hyeong Kyu Lee, Young Ho Kim, Ki Hwan Bae, Ik Soo Lee

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Two triterpenoids, 24-methylene-3,4-seco-cycloart-4(28)-en-3-oic acid (1) and 3-oxo-9β- lanosta-7,22Z,24-trien-26,23-olide (6) were isolated from Abies koreana, together with β- sitosterol (2), maltol (3), β-sitosterol-O-β-D-glucoside (4), and hexacosylferulate (5). The structures of the compounds were established based on the spectroscopic data. The cytotoxic activities of triterpenoids have been evaluated using the sulforhodamine B (SRB) method. Compound 1 showed moderate cytotoxicities against human lung carcinoma (A549), ovarian carcinoma (SK-OV-3), malignant melanoma (SK-MEL-2), and colon carcinoma (HCT-15) cell lines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-531
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of pharmacal research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • 24-methylene-3,4-seco-cycloart-4(28)-en-3-oic acid
  • 3- Oxo-9β-lanosta-7,22z,24-trien-26,23-olide
  • Abies koreana
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Pinaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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