Planta Med 1987; 53(1): 55-57
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-962619
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Physalindicanols, New Biogenetic Precursors of C28-Steroidal Lactones from Physalis minima var. indica

Subhash C. Sinha, Abid Ali, Anjana Bagchi, Mahendra Sahai, Anil B. Ray
  • Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, India.
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24 January 2007 (online)


The structures of two isomeric C28-sterols isolated from Physalis minima Linn. var. indica were elucidated as ergosta-5,25-dien-3β,24ζ,-diol and ergosta-5,24(28)-dien-3β,25-diol on the basis of detailed spectral analysis. The isolated sterols are regarded as precursors in the elaboration of complex C28-steroidal lactones, native in this plant and related species.