A polyhydroxylated sterol and a saponin isolated from the starfish culcita novaeguineae

Bui Thi Ngoan, Tran Thi Hong Hanh, Le Thi Vien, Chau Ngoc Diep, Nguyen Phuong Thao, Nguyen Van Thanh, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Nguyen Hoai Nam, Do Cong Thung, Phan Van Kiem, Chau Van Minh

Abstract


Using various chromatographic methods, a polyhydroxylated sterol 5α-cholestane-3β,6β,7α,8β,15α,16β,26-heptol (1) and an asterosaponin sodium salt of 6α-[(O-β-D-fucopyranosyl-(l®2)-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-(l®4)-O-[β-D-quinovopyranosyl-(l®2)]-O-β-D-xylopyranosyl-(l®3)-O-β-D-quinovopyranosyl)oxy]-5α-pregn-9(11)-ene-20-one (2), were isolated from the methanol extract of the starfish Culcita novaeguineae. Their structures were elucidated by 1D and 2D-NMR experiments and comparison of their NMR data with reported values. Compounds 1 was isolated from         C. novaeguineae for the first time.


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Culcita novaeguineae, Oreasteridae, starfish, polyhydroxylated sterol, asterosaponin

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