Purification and Identification of Cytotoxic Compounds from the Root of Rumex crispus L.

소리쟁이 뿌리로부터 세포독성물질 분리 및 정제

Cho, Yong Beom;Kim, Jae Yeon;Kwon, Nam Woo;Hwang, Bang Yeon;Kim, Jun Gu;Woo, Sun Hee;Lee, Moon Soon

  • Received : 2019.04.01
  • Accepted : 2019.05.08
  • Published : 2019.06.30


Background: In the present study, we identified two cytotoxic compounds from the root of Rumex crispus L. using a bioassay-based method. Methods and Results: Compared with the other fractions, the diethyl ether ($Et_2O$) fraction of R. crispus root extract exhibited the strongest of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging effect [scavenging concentration 50% $(SC_{50})=63.8{\pm}1.47{\mu}g/m{\ell}$], nitric oxide (NO) production inhibitory effect on the mouse macrophage cell line RAW264.7 [inhibitory concentration 50% $(IC_{50})=60.9{\pm}7.52{\mu}g/m{\ell}$] and cytotoxicity effect on the human hepatoma cell line, HepG2 [lethal concentration 50% $(LC_{50})=115.4{\pm}1.86{\mu}g/m{\ell}$]. According to the bioassay-based method, two cytotoxic compounds were purified from the $Et_2O$ fraction by using column chromatography and preparative high performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC). These two compounds were identified as parietin and chrysophanol by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and liquid chromatography quadruple time of flight mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS). In addition, both parietin and chrysophanol exhibited a cytotoxicity effect on HepG2 cells, their $LC_{50}$ values were $169.1{\pm}17.67{\mu}M$ and $111.5{\pm}6.62{\mu}M$, respectively. Conclusions: Parietin and chrysophanol isolated from the $Et_2O$ fraction of the R. crispus root extract showed cytotoxicity in HepG2 cell.


Rumex crispus L.;Chrysophanol;Cytotoxicity;HepG2;Parietin