Five triterpene glycosides were isolated from the MeOH extract of Sanguisor
ba officinalis (Rosaceae) roots, as confirmed by detailed analysis of their
H-1, C-13, and two-dimensional NMR data, and by the results of hydrolytic
cleavage. Three known triterpenes and six known triterpene glycosides were
also isolated and identified. The isolated compounds were evaluated for the
ir cytotoxic activities against HSC-2 cells and HGF. (C) 2001 Elsevier Scie
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