New derivatives of a natural nordentatin

Tin Myo Thant, Nanik Siti Aminah, Alfinda Novi Kristanti, Rico Ramadhan, Hnin Thanda Aung, Yoshiaki Takaya

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New derivatives were obtained from natural nordentatin (1) previously isolated from the methanol fraction of Clausena excavata by an acylation method. Herein, we report ten new pyranocoumarin derivatives 1a-1j. Their structures were elucidated based on UV-vis, FT-IR, NMR, and DART-MS data. The α-glucosidase inhibition and anticancer activities of nordentatin (1) and its derivatives were also evaluated. The α-glucosidase inhibition assay exhibited that the derivatives 1b, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1h, 1i, and 1j possess higher inhibitory activity for α-glucosidase with IC50 values of 1.54, 9.05, 4.87, 20.25, 12.34, 5.67, and 2.43 mM, whereas acarbose was used as the positive control, IC50 = 7.57 mM. All derivatives exhibited a weak cytotoxicity against a cervical cancer (HeLa) cell line with the IC50 between 0.25 and 1.25 mM. They also showed moderate to low growth inhibition of a breast cancer (T47D) cell line with IC50 values between 0.043 and 1.5 mM, but their activity was lower than that of the parent compound, nordentatin (1) (IC50 = 0.041 mM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-897
Number of pages8
JournalOpen Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Clausena excavata
  • breast cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • cytotoxicity
  • nordentatin
  • pyranocoumarin derivatives
  • yeast α-glucosidase inhibition


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