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Podocarpaside, a Triterpenoid Possessing a New Backbone from Actaea podocarpa

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posted on 23.11.2006, 00:00 by Zulfiqar Ali, Shabana I. Khan, Daneel Ferreira, Ikhlas A. Khan
Podocarpaside (1), a novel arabinoside possessing a unique triterpene skeleton was isolated from Actaea podocarpa, a closely related species to black cohosh (dietary supplement used for menopausal disorders). Podocarpaside belongs to a new class of triterpenoids, for which the name “ranunculane” is proposed. Compound 1 possesses anticomplement activity.