A Bisdesmosidic Cholestane Glycoside from the Rhizomes of Polygonatum sibiricum

  • Ahn, Mi-Jeong (College of Life Science & Natural Resources, Jinju National University) ;
  • Cho, Hee-Yeong (Pharmacology Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology) ;
  • Lee, Mi-Kyeong (College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Bae, Ji-Yeong (College of Pharmacy and Research Institute of Life Sciences, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Choi, Jang-Gyoo (College of Pharmacy and Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Chul-Young (Natural Product Research Center, KIST Gangneung Institute) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Woong (College of Pharmacy and Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2011.07.20
  • Accepted : 2011.08.20
  • Published : 2011.09.30


A bisdesmosidic cholestane glycoside was isolated from the rhizomes of Polygonatum sibiricum and the structure was elucidated by spectroscopic methods and acid hydrolysis as (22S)-cholest-5-ene-$1{\beta}$,$3{\beta}$,$16{\beta}$,22-tetrol 1-O-${\alpha}$-L-rhamnopyranosyl 16-O-${\beta}$-D-glucopyranoside. This compound exhibited weak cytotoxic activity with the $IC_{50}$ value, $63.6\;{\mu}M$ in human MCF-7 breast cancer line, whereas it failed to show agonistic activity at $100{\mu}M$ in TGR5 assay with Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. This is the first report of a bisdesmosidic cholestane glycoside from Polygonatum species and the full assignments of $^1H$, $^{13}C$ NMR by HMBC, TOCSY and NOESY experiments were provided.


Supported by : Jinju National University


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