Anatolicin, a Highly Potent and Selective Cytotoxic Sesquiterpene Coumarin from the Root Extract of Heptaptera anatolica

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TOSUN F., Beutler J. A., Ransom T. T., MİSKİ M.

Molecules, vol.24, no.6, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/molecules24061153
  • Journal Name: Molecules
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Heptaptera anatolica, Apiaceae, sesquiterpene coumarins, cytotoxic activity
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Seven known sesquiterpene coumarins and a new sesquiterpene coumarin, anatolicin (8), were isolated from the dichloromethane extract of the roots of Heptaptera anatolica. Structures of these compounds were elucidated based on their spectral properties. While some of these sesquiterpene coumarins showed modest cytotoxic activity against COLO205, KM12, A498, UO31, and TC32 cancer cell lines, selective cytotoxicity of anatolicin (8) and 140-acetoxybadrakemin (7) were observed at nanomolar level against the UO31 kidney cancer cell line.