Anti-infective and cytotoxic compounds present in Blepharodon nitidum

José C. Aponte, Yannick Estevez, Robert H. Gilman, Walter H. Lewis, Rosario Rojas, Michel Sauvain, Abraham J. Vaisberg, Gerald B. Hammond

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A pharmacological screening of the ethanol extract and fractions of Blepharodon nitidum led to the isolation of fourteen compounds, two of which, 24-hydroperoxycycloart-25-en-3β-ol and 25-hydroperoxycycloart-23-en- 3β-ol, exhibited in vitro anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis and antileishmanial activities, as well as significant cytotoxic activity against a panel of human tumor cell lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalPlanta Medica
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • Anti-infective
  • Antileishmania
  • Asclepiadaceae
  • Blepharodon nitidum
  • Cytotoxic
  • Hydroperoxycycloartanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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