Anti-lymphangiogenic diterpenes from the bark of Calocedrus macrolepis var. formosana.

Tzong-Huei Lee, Chin-Lin Hsieh, Ho-Cheng Wu, Shih-Wei Wang, Chen-Lin Yu, George Hsiao, Ming-Jen Cheng, Wen-Tsong Hsieh, Yueh-Hsiung Kuo

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Eight new diterpenes, 6α,7β-dihydroxyferruginol (1), 6α,7α-dihydroxyferruginol (2), 6α-hydroxyhinokiol (3), 4α-hydroxy-7-oxo-18-norabieta-8,11,13-trien-4α-ol (4a), 15,16-dehydrosugiol (5), 7-methoxy-6,7-secoabieta-8,11,13-triene-6,12-diol (6), 7α-acetoxyabieta-8,12-diene-11,14-dione (7), 7α-butyloxyethyloxyabieta-8,12-diene-11,14-dione (8), along with four known compounds, 6,7-dehydroferruginol (9), 12-hydroxy-6,7-secoabieta-8,11,13-triene-6,7-dial (10), 7α-11-dihy- droxy-12-methoxy-8,11,13-abietatriene (11), and 11,14-dihydroxy-8,11,13-abietatrien-7-one (12) were successfully isolated from the bark of Calocedrus macrolepis var. formosana. The structures of all isolates were elucidated by physical data (appearance, UV, IR, optical rotation) and spectroscopic data (1D, 2D NMR, and HREIMS). Compounds 9, 10, 11, and 12 showed promising growth-inhibitory effect on human lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs). Among these compounds, compound 10 exerted the most potent anti-lymphangiogenesis property by suppressing cell growth and tube formation of LECs. In conclusion, the results revealed the anti-lymphangiogenic potentials of Formosan C. macrolepis var. formosana.
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)606-621
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Food and Drug Analysis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

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