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Terpenoid alkaloids of the Buxaceae family with potential biological importance

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Abstract

Covering: 1995 to December 2007

The plants of the family Buxaceae are widely used in traditional medicine and constitute rich sources of terpenoidal alkaloids. Compounds of this family have been the subject of numerous chemical and pharmacological studies over past decades because of their interesting biological activities such as cholinesterase inhibition, as well as antibacterial and antileishmanial activities. The chemical and biological properties of these alkaloids, including data relevant to straightforward structure determination and information on biosynthesis, are highlighted in this review, with 144 references being cited.

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The article was received on 29 Jan 2008 and first published on 09 Apr 2008


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B704958G
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2008,25, 612-630

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    Terpenoid alkaloids of the Buxaceae family with potential biological importance

    K. P. Devkota, B. N. Lenta, P. A. Fokou and N. Sewald, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2008, 25, 612
    DOI: 10.1039/B704958G

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