Source:Bioorganic Chemistry, Volume 79
Author(s): Hui Zhu, Ya-nan Yang, Zi-ming Feng, Jian-shuang Jiang, Pei-cheng Zhang
In our ongoing investigation of the bioactive compounds from the extract of the roots of Sophora flavescens, two novel prenylated flavanones, named sophoflavanones A (1) and B (2), each with an unusual pyran ring were isolated. Their structures, as well as their absolute configurations, were elucidated based on spectroscopic data including a comparison of their experimental and calculated electronic circular dichroism (ECD) spectra. Additionally, compounds 1 and 2 showed moderate antioxidant activities against Fe2+
/cysteine-induced toxicity at a concentration of 0.1 µM (inhibition values of 71.65% and 72.49%, respectively, using vitamin C as a positive control (87.83%)).