Trypanocidal constituents of Desmos dasymachalus

M. R. Asaruddin, F. Kiuchi, G. Honda

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Trypanocidal constituents of the root of Desmosdasymachalus B. P. Safford (Annonaceae) were examined. From the basic fraction of the methanol extract, a new aporphine alkaloid, dasymachaline-α-N-oxide, was isolated together with three known compounds, 6,8-dimethyl-5-hydroxy-7-methoxyflavone, dicentrinone, and dasymachaline, as trypanocidal constituents. Dasymachaline-α-N-oxide showed the strongest activity with its minimum lethal concentration (MLC) of 4.2 μM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalNatural Medicines
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Annonaceae
  • Aporphine alkaloid
  • Dasymachaline
  • Dasymachaline-α-N-oxide
  • Desmos dasymachalus
  • Trypanosoma cruzi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine


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