Serratane-type triterpenoids from Huperzia serrata

Nat Prod Res. 2004 Oct;18(5):453-9. doi: 10.1080/14786410310001643803.


Sixteen serratane-type triterpenoids including three new compounds, 14beta,15beta-epoxyserratan-3beta,21beta,29-triol (1), serrat-14-en-3beta,21beta,29-triol (2) and serrat-14-en-3alpha,21beta,24,29-tetraol (3), were isolated from the whole plant of Huperzia serrata (Thunb) Trev. The structures of these new compounds (1-3) were elucidated on the basis of spectral analysis.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Huperzia*
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Components, Aerial
  • Plant Roots
  • Triterpenes / chemistry*


  • Triterpenes