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Bioactive steroidal alkaloids from the fruits of Solanum nigrum
- Gu, Xin-Yue, Shen, Xiao-Fei, Wang, Lun, Wu, Zhou-Wei, Li, Fu, Chen, Bin, Zhang, Guo-Lin, Wang, Ming-Kui
- Phytochemistry 2018 v.147 pp. 125-131
- Solanum nigrum, X-ray diffraction, cell lines, cytotoxicity, fruits, inhibitory concentration 50, macrophages, mice, moieties, neoplasm cells, nitric oxide, solanine, spectral analysis
- The investigation of the fruits of Solanum nigrum led to the isolation of four previously undescribed steroidal alkaloids, named solanine A, 7α-OH khasianine, 7α-OH solamargine and 7α-OH solasonine, together with six known ones. The structures of the isolated compounds were elucidated unambiguously by spectroscopic data analyses and chemical methods. Solanine A represents an unusual steroidal alkaloid with an unprecedented 6/5/6/5/5/6 hexacyclic ring system, and its structure was confirmed by X-ray single crystal diffraction analysis. Compounds 2–4 were rare naturally occurring steroidal alkaloid glycosides bearing a hydroxyl group at C-7 position. Solanine A showed the most potent inhibitory activity against the LPS-induced NO production in murine RAW264.7 macrophages with an IC50 value of 3.85 ± 0.71 μM and significant cytotoxicity against MGC803, HepG2 and SW480 cancer cell lines with IC50 values of 6.00 ± 0.52 μM, 9.25 ± 0.49 μM and 6.23 ± 0.26 μM, respectively.