J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1983, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (4): -.

• Research Articles •    

Chemical Analysis and Plant Sources of Maytansinoids

Li Chao-ming, Li Bing-juu, Pei Sheng-ji, Zhou Yun-li, Huang Li-yun and Yang Yi-ming   

Abstract: By high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and mass spectrometry (MS), maytansine, maytanprine and maytanbutine, three anticancer maytansinoids were successfully isolated and identified from ten species of plants belonging to Celastraceae. These plants are: Maytenus graciliramula, M. austroyunnanensis, M. orbiculata, M. hookeri Loes var. longiradiata, M. inflata, M. berberoides, M. esquirolii, M. variabilis, M. royleana and M. senegalensis. This result shows that the plant resources containing maytansinoids in China are rather aboundant.

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