Terpenoids from Tripterygium wilfordii

Jinzhong Xu, Juan Lu, Fang Sun, Huanzhang Zhu, Lijun Wang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Zhongjun Ma*

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An abietane diterpenoid, triptobenzene Y and six sesquiterpene polyol esters, wilforsinines C-H, together with 14 known compounds, have been isolated from the roots of Tripterygium wilfordii. The structures of the compounds were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analyses. The quinone reductase (QR) induction assay indicated that two compounds showed moderate QR-inducing activities at concentrations of 25 μM and 50 μM, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1482-1487
Number of pages6
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Abietane diterpenoid
  • Celastraceae
  • Quinone reductase
  • Sesquiterpene polyol ester
  • Tripterygium wilfordii
  • Triptobenzene Y
  • Wilforsinines C-H

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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