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Herdin Record #: PCHRDPC060547

Antimicrobial constituents of Pipturus arborescens.


1 Gabona, Marissa Author
2 Ontengco, Delia Author
3 Paano, Anamy Ma Author

Related Institutions

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Chemistry Department, De La Salle University, DLSU, Department of Medical Affairs, United Laboratories, UNILAB Corporate Author

Publication Information

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International Symposium on Developments in the Di
December 6-8, 1999


Pipturus arborescens was reported to possess activity against Herpes simplex. It is also used as a remedy for boils and for skin diseases. In this study, the antimicrobial potential of Pipturus arborescens was investigated to partially validate some of its reported activity.

The methanolic crude extract of the leaves was partitioned between non-polar (hexane) and polar (methanol) solvents. Chromatographic fractionation of the hexane extract and purification by rechromatography or recrystallization made possible the isolation of three pure compounds. Two of the isolates were identified as triterpenes and the third, a sterol, from their nmr and mass spectral data. Triterpene PA was found active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 50 ug/ml. Structure elucidation of these compounds is underway. (Author)

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