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Actinodaphne +‎ -ine



actinodaphnine (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) An alkaloid isolated from various plants, including Actinodaphne hookeri, Cassytha filiformis and Litsea monopetala (syn. Litsea polyantha), and investigated for its medicinal properties.
    • 1972, Srinivasa Rangaswami, Some Recent Developments in the Chemistry of Natural Products:
      The phenolic aporphine alkaloid actinodaphnine earlier isolated from Actinodaphne hookeri has been reisolated from Litsea polyantha.
    • 2005, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Biodiversity towards drug development, page 90:
      Our results also showed differences in the sensitivities between the tested cell lines to neolitsine, cassythine and actinodaphnine. In general these compounds do not display a selective activity on cancer cell lines, an exception seems to be actinodaphnine which is at least twice less toxic on non cancer 3T3 cells.
    • 2015, Dr. Abdul Ghani Hussain, Nature’s Medicine: A collection of Medicinal Plants from Malaysia’s Rainforest:
      Three aporphine alkaloids (actinodaphnine, cassythine and dicentrine) isolated from C. filiformis were found to be active against Trypanosoma brucei.