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|Title: ||Cassane-type diterpenoids from the genus Caesalpinia|
|Authors: ||Dickson, Rita A.|
Fleischer, T. C.
Houghton, P. J.
|Keywords: ||: Cassane-type diterpenoids|
|Issue Date: ||Jul-2011|
|Publisher: ||Pharmacognosy Communications|
|Citation: ||Pharmacognosy Communications, Volume 1 | Issue 1 | Jul-Sep 2011|
|Abstract: ||ABSTRACT: Medicinal plants belonging to the Caesalpinia (Ceasalpiniaceae) genus are widely distributed in most tropical
countries and have been frequently employed in folkloric medicine worldwide in the treatment of various ailments including
skin diseases, malaria, cancer, infections, erectile dysfunction, pain and wounds. Interest in this genus has increased
considerably over the years and the biological properties of different phytoconstituents, such as the cassane-type diterpenoid
isolates, have been studied. Over the past 60 years, a number of cassane-type diterpenoids have been isolated from species
of this genus and some of them possess interesting biological activities. Recently, three novel cassane-type diterpenoids,
benthaminin 1, 2 and 3, which demonstrate antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, have been isolated from Caesalpinia
benthamiana growing in Ghana. This review seeks among other things to collate all these isolated compounds, recognising
their diversity and commenting on their relevance as bioactive compounds.|
|Description: ||This article is published in Pharmacognosy Communications and also available at DOI: 10.5530/pc.2011.1.4|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Health Sciences|
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