Pregnanes and cardenolides from Periploca sepium

Junping Xu, Koichi Takeya, Hideji Itokawa

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One known and two new pregnanes and three known cardenolides were isolated as minor constituents from an antitumour fraction of the root barks of Periplocti sepium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990


  • 1-1-pentaol
  • 14-pregndiene-3β
  • 14β
  • 17β
  • 20
  • 21-O-methyl-5
  • 21-O-methyl-5-pregnene-3β
  • 21-tetraol
  • Asclepiadaceae
  • Periploca sepium
  • xysmalogenin.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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