Foefidissimosides C-F, novel glycosides from the roots of Cucurbita foetidissima

Ghezala Gaidi, Tomofumi Miyamoto, Holger Lerche, Marie Aleth Lacaille-Dubois

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Two novel echinocystic acid (=(3β,16α)-3,16-dihydroxyolean-12- en-28-oic acid) glycosides, foetidissimosides C (1), and D (2), along with new cucurbitane glycosides, i.e., foetidissimosides E/F (3/4) as an 1 : 1 mixture of the (24R)/(24S) epimers, were obtained from the roots of Cucurbita foetidissima. Their structures were elucidated by means of a combination of homo- and heteronuclear 2D-NMR techniques (COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC, and HMBC), and by FAB-MS. The new compounds were characterized as (3β,16α)-28-{[O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-O-β-D-xylopyranosyl-(1 → 4)-O-6-deoxy-α-L-mannopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L-arabinopyranosyl]oxy}-16-hydroxy-28-oxoolean -12-en-β-D-glucopyranosiduronic acid (1), (3β,16α)-16-hydroxy- 28-oxo-28-{{O-β-D-xylopyranosyl-(1 → 3)-O-[β-D-xylopyranosyl-(1 → 4)]-O-6-deoxy-α-L-mannopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-L- arabinopyranosyl}oxy}olean-12-en-3-yl β-D-glucopyranosiduronic acid (2), and (3β,gβ,10α,11α,24R)- and (3β,9β,10α, 11α,24S)-25-(β-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-9-methyl-19-norlanost-5-en-3-yl 2-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyranoside (3 and 4, resp.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1158-1166
Number of pages9
JournalHelvetica Chimica Acta
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 8 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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