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Abstract

A triterpene from Garcinia mangostana.

Abstract

Garcinia species have shown antiprotozoal, antiinflammatory, antiimmunosuppressive and antimicrobial properties; the fruit hull of G. mangostana is a Thai traditional medicine for healing skin infections and wounds. A new triterpene was isolated from a petroleum extract of leaves of G. mangostana, and identified from spectral data as 3β-hydroxy-26-nor-9,19-cyclolanost-23-en-25-one.