Abstract Two new sappanin-type homoisoflavonoids, (3R)-7-hydroxy-8-methoxy-3′,4′-methylenedioxyhomoisoflavanone (trifasciatine A) 1 and (3R)-3,7-dihydroxy-8-methoxy-3′,4′-methylenedioxyhomoisoflavanone (trifasciatine B) 2 were isolated as minor components from the EtOAc soluble fraction of the methanol extract of Sansevieria trifasciata collected in Cameroon together with the known 1-(stearoyl)-glycerol 3 and spirosta-5,25(27)-dien-1β,3β-diol-1-O-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 → 2)-α-l-arabinopyranoside 4. Their structures were elucidated mainly by extensive spectroscopic analysis (1D and 2D NMR) and HRESIMS. Compounds 1 and 2 were screened for their antiproliferative activity on HeLa cells and no significant effect was observed when compare to 5-FU (fluorouracil) used as positive control.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Plant Science