A dimeric acylphenol and a potent α-glucosidase inhibitor, giganteone D (IC50 5.05 μM), was isolated and characterized from the bark of Myristica cinnamomea King. The bark also yielded an acylphenol with an unprecedented skeleton for which the name cinnamomeone A (IC50 358.80 μM) was proposed. Their structures were established by means of NMR and MS spectrometric analyses. The Lineweaver-Burk plot of giganteone D indicated that it was a mixed-type inhibitor. This is the first report on the α-glucosidase inhibiting potential of acylphenols.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Plant Science