High-Resolution PTP1B Inhibition Profiling Combined with HPLC-HRMS-SPE-NMR for Identification of PTP1B Inhibitors from Miconia albicans

Molecules. 2018 Jul 17;23(7):1755. doi: 10.3390/molecules23071755.


Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) is an intracellular enzyme responsible for deactivation of the insulin receptor, and consequently acts as a negative regulator of insulin signal transduction. In recent years, PTP1B has become an important target for controlling insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. In the present study, the ethyl acetate extract of leaves of Miconia albicans (IC50 = 4.92 µg/mL) was assessed by high-resolution PTP1B inhibition profiling combined with HPLC-HRMS-SPE-NMR for identification of antidiabetic compounds. This disclosed eleven PTP1B inhibitors, including five polyphenolics: 1-O-(E)-caffeoyl-4,6-di-O-galloyl-β-d-glucopyranose (2), myricetin 3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranoside (3), quercetin 3-O-(2″-galloyl)-α-l-rhamnopyranoside (5), mearnsetin 3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranoside (6), and kaempferol 3-O-α-l-arabinopyranoside (8) as well as eight triterpenoids: maslinic acid (13), 3-epi-sumaresinolic acid (14), sumaresinolic acid (15), 3-O-cis-p-coumaroyl maslinic acid (16), 3-O-trans-p-coumaroyl maslinic acid (17), 3-O-trans-p-coumaroyl 2α-hydroxydulcioic acid (18), oleanolic acid (19), and ursolic acid (20). These results support the use of M. albicans as a traditional medicine with antidiabetic properties and its potential as a source of PTP1B inhibitors.

Keywords: HPLC-HRMS-SPE-NMR; Miconia albicans; PTP1B; type 2 diabetes.

MeSH terms

  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Humans
  • Melastomataceae / chemistry*
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular
  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors* / chemistry
  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors* / isolation & purification
  • Plant Leaves / chemistry*
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase, Non-Receptor Type 1 / antagonists & inhibitors*
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase, Non-Receptor Type 1 / chemistry


  • Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
  • PTPN1 protein, human
  • Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase, Non-Receptor Type 1