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A new flavonoid glycoside and potential antifungal activity of isolated constituents from the flowers of Lilium lancifolium

Posted on 12. June, 2015.

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Lilium lancifolium is a medicinal plant which is widely distributed in China. In traditional Chinese medicine, its bulbs and flowers have been regularly used as sedatives, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents. Some phenolic compounds and steroidal saponins have been reported from the bulbs of Lilium lancifolium.

However, the flowers of Lilium lancifolium have not yet been investigated. In continuation of the search for new biologically active compounds from medicinal plants, the authors now report the isolation and structural elucidation of the constituents of the flowers from this plant.

A new flavonoid glycoside, lancifolide A, was isolated from the flowers of Lilium lancifolium together with five known flavonoid glycosides. In this paper, the authors describe the structural elucidation of lancifolide A, together with the antifungal activity of all of the isolated compounds

Read the full article in  Journal of Chemical Research, Volume 39, Number 5, May 2015, pp. 260-262.

Authors: Haifeng Xu*, Bo Zhao, Yafei Wang, Ningning Lin, Libing Wang, Tiejun Song and Huijun Yang
Department of dermatovenereology, the First Hospital of Qinhuangdao, 258 Wenhua Road, Qinhuangdao, 066000, P.R. China

Keywords: Lilium lancifolium, lancifolide A, flavonoid glycoside


Image: Lancifolide A