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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 651275, 5 pages
Research Article

Novel Ecdysteroids from Serratula wolffii

1Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Szeged, Eötvös utca 6, 6720 Szeged, Hungary
2Spectroscopic Research, Gedeon Richter Plc., Gyömrői út 19–21, 1103 Budapest, Hungary
3Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Szent. Gellért tér 4, 1111 Budapest, Hungary

Received 24 October 2011; Accepted 28 December 2011

Academic Editors: D. Bussiere, G. W. Daughdrill, and J. Uppenberg

Copyright © 2012 Attila Ványolós et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two new and one known ecdysteroids were identified in the methanolic extract of the roots of Serratula wolffii. The new compounds isolated were ponasterone A-22-apioside (1) and 3-epi-shidasterone (3), together with the known 3-epi-22-deoxy-20-hydroxyecdysone (2). The structures of compounds 13 were determined by extensive spectroscopic techniques, including one- and two-dimensional NMR methods.