Planta Med 2017; 83(17): 1368-1373
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-114736
Natural Product Chemistry and Analytical Studies
Original Papers
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Anti-inflammatory and Anti-HIV Compounds from Swertia bimaculata

Miao Dong1, *, Li-Qiu Quan1, *, Wei-Feng Dai1, Shi-Li Yan1, Chin-Ho Chen2, Xuan-Qin Chen1, Rong-Tao Li1
  • 1Faculty of Life Science and Technology, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China
  • 2Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
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Publication History

received 07 March 2017
revised 02 June 2017

accepted 16 June 2017

Publication Date:
29 June 2017 (eFirst)


Three new compounds (1 – 3), including a sesterterpenoid, aspterpenacid C (1), with an unusual 5/3/7/6/5 pentacyclic skeleton, together with seven known ones (4 – 10), were isolated from the ethanol extract of the traditional Chinese medicinal plant Swertia bimaculata. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of the methods of spectroscopic NMR, MS, and computational chemistry. The structure of 1 was further confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Compounds 1 – 10 were tested for activities on the inhibition of nitric oxide production and HIV-1 replication in vitro. Compound 1 exhibited moderate activity in inhibiting nitric oxide production (IC50 = 16.1 µM) and HIV-1 replication (EC50 = 1.35 µM).

* These two authors contributed equally to this work.

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