Eudesmane Glycosides from Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common Ragweed) as Potential Neuroprotective Agents

Jin Pyo An, Thi Kim Quy Ha, Hyun Woo Kim, Byeol Ryu, Jinwoong Kim, Junsoo Park, Chul Ho Lee, Won Keun Oh

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In Alzheimer's disease, amyloid-β (Aβ) accumulation in the brain results in neuronal cell death and is one of the major causes of dementia. Because the current therapeutic agents are not yet sufficiently effective or safe, there have been attempts to find new neuroprotective chemicals against Aβ-induced cytotoxicity. A 70% EtOH extract of whole plants of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) was selected after the screening of a natural extract library. Seven new eudesmane-type glycosides (1-7) and seven known compounds (8-14) were obtained through bioactivity-guided fractionation from the aerial parts of this plant. Their structures were determined on the basis of their nuclear magnetic resonance spectra, high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry analysis, and electronic circular dichroism calculations. Among them, compounds 1, 2, 4-6, 8, 9, 11, 13, and 14 showed protective effects against Aβ-induced cytotoxicity in Aβ42-transfected HT22 cells. The most active compounds, 5 and 6, exhibited moderate protective activity dose-dependently (10, 20, and 40 μM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1138
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 24

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Funding Information:
This work was supported financially in part by grants from the Bio & Technology Development (2016M3A9A5919548) and the Basic Science Research Program (NRF-2017R1E1A1A01074674) through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Planning.

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© 2019 American Chemical Society and American Society of Pharmacognosy.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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