SU3, an oxocycloartane diglucoside from Sutherlandia humilis

Denise K. Olivier, Carl F. Albrecht, Ben Erik van Wyk, Fanie R. van Heerden

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The structure of a new cycloartane-type triterpene glycoside was determined as 24,25-O-β-d-diglucopyranosyl-6α-hydroxycycloart-3-one (SU3) by spectroscopic methods. This is the first cycloartane diglycoside reported from the genus Sutherlandia (an important South African traditional medicine and general tonic known as cancer bush). It was isolated from a dwarf form of S. frutescens, currently known as Sutherlandia humilis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalPhytochemistry Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2009


  • Cancer bush
  • NMR
  • Oxocycloartane diglucoside
  • Saponin
  • Sutherlandia humilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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