Xylomexicanins A and B, New Δ14,15-Mexicanolides from Seeds of the Chinese Mangrove Xylocarpus granatum

Li Ru Shen, Bao Wei Yin, Man Li Zhang, Qing Wen Shi, Chang Hong Huo, Mei Dong, Bin Cong, Dong Guo, Hiromasa Kiyota, Nobuo Suzuki

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Two new mexicanolide-type limonoids, named xylomexicanin A (1) and xylomexicanin B (2), were isolated from seeds of the Chinese mangrove Xylocarpus granatum. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic methods. Compound 1 exhibited antipro-liferative activity against human breast carcinoma cells (KT), while 2 did not show inhibitory effects on eleven human tumour cell lines tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Antiproliferative Activity
  • Limonoids
  • Xylocarpus granatum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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