1.Five new diterpenoids from Pseudolarix kaempferi.
Yang SP1, Wu Y, Yue JM. J Nat Prod. 2002 Jul;65(7):1041-4.
Five new diterpenoids, pseudolaric acids F (1), G (2), and H (3), 2',3'-dihydroxy-1'-propoxypseudolarate B (4), and 6'-O-acetylpseudolaric acid B O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (5), along with nine known diterpenoids, pseudolaric acids A, B, and C(1), deacetylpseudolaric acid C(2), deacetylpseudolaric acid A, methyl pseudolarate A, methyl pseudolarate B, pseudolaric acid A-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, and pseudolaric acid B-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, were isolated from the root bark of Pseudolarix kaempferi. Their structures and stereochemistry were elucidated mainly by spectral data, especially 2D NMR techniques.
2.Antifungal diterpenoids of Pseudolarix kaempferi, and their structure-activity relationship study.
Yang SP1, Dong L, Wang Y, Wu Y, Yue JM. Bioorg Med Chem. 2003 Oct 15;11(21):4577-84.
The in vitro antifungal activities of 19 structurally diversified analogues of pseudolaric acids tested against the major pathogenic fungus Candida albicans has led to the establishment of a very clear structure-activity relationship of pseudolaric acids derivatives. Pseudolaric acid A was first found to be a potent antifungal component comparable with pseudolaric acid B. Among the tested 19 diterpenoids, pseudolaric acids A2 (1), B2 (3), B3 (4) and methyl pseudolarate A2 (2) are new isolates of the root bark of Pseudolarix kaempferi, and their structures were elucidated mainly by 2D-NMR techniques and chemical methods. Compounds 12-19 were first semi-synthesized by efficient routines from pseudolaric acid B.