Ito J, Chang FR, Wang HK, Park YK, Ikegaki M, Kilgore N, Lee KH.
Natural Products Laboratory, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, NC 27599, USA.
A new triterpenoid named melliferone (1), three known triterpenoids, moronic acid (2), anwuweizonic acid (3), and betulonic acid (4), and four known aromatic compounds (5-8) were isolated from Brazilian propolis and tested for anti-HIV activity in H9 lymphocytes. Moronic acid (2) showed significant anti-HIV activity (EC(50) <0.1 microg/mL, TI >186) and was modified to develop more potent anti-AIDS agents.
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