Abstract Title:

Inhibitory effects of constituents from Cynomorium songaricum and related triterpene derivatives on HIV-1 protease.

Abstract Source:

Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 1999 Feb;47(2):141-5. PMID: 10071849

Abstract Author(s):

C Ma, N Nakamura, H Miyashiro, M Hattori, K Shimotohno

Article Affiliation:

Research Institute for Wakan-Yaku (Traditional Sino-Japanese Medicines), Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan.


From CH2Cl2 and MeOH extracts of the stems of Cynomorium songaricum RUPR. (Cynomoriaceae), ursolic acid and its hydrogen malonate were isolated as inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) protease, with 50% inhibitory concentrations (IC50) of 8 and 6 microM, respectively. Amongst various synthesized dicarboxylic acid hemiesters of related triterpenes, inhibitory activity tended to increase in the order of oxalyl, malonyl, succinyl and glutaryl hemiesters, for triterpenes such as ursolic acid, oleanolic acid and betulinic acid. The most potent inhibition was observed for the glutaryl hemiesters, with an IC50 of 4 microM. From the water extract of the stems of C. songaricum, flavan-3-ol polymers, consisting of epicatechin as their extender flavan units, were also found to be potent inhibitory principles against HIV-1 protease.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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