Steroids from the root extract of Pentalinon andrieuxii

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Two pregnane derivatives (1 and 2) were isolated from the methanolic root extract of Pentalinon andrieuxii, a plant used commonly in Yucatecan traditional medicine to treat leishmaniasis. The structures of both metabolites were established using spectroscopic methods and chemical correlation reactions. An X-ray structure of 1 is reported. (C) 2011 Phytochemical Society of Europe. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • Alejandro Yam-Puc
  • Leticia Chee-Gonzalez
  • Fabiola Escalante-Erosa
  • Athimoolam Arunachalampillai
  • Ola Wendt
  • Olov Sterner
  • Gregorio Godoy-Hernandez
  • Luis Manuel Pena-Rodriguez
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  • Organic Chemistry


  • Pentalinon andrieuxii, Urechites andrieuxii, Apocynaceae, Pregnanes, Steroids, Leishmaniasis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
JournalPhytochemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)