Planta Med 1997; 63(3): 275-277
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-957675

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Bicycloillicinone Asarone Acetal: A Novel Prenylated C6-C3 Compound Increasing Choline Acetyltransferase (ChAT) Activity from Illicium tashiroi

Yoshiyasu Fukuyama, Yuuko Hata, Mitsuaki Kodama
  • Institute of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Yamashiro-cho, Tokushirna 770, Japan
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Publication Date:
04 January 2007 (online)


Bicycloillicinone asarone acetal (1), a novel bicyclic prenylated C6-C3 compound, has been isolated from the woods of Illicium tashiroi and its structure has been elucidated by spectroscopic analyses and chemical degradation. Compound 1 was found to increase choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity in culture of P10 rat septal neurons.