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Short Paper | Regular issue | Vol 83, No. 8, 2011, pp.1903-1907
Published online, 9th June, 2011
DOI: 10.3987/COM-11-12260
Metacolchicine, a New Colchicinoid from Sandersonia aurantiaca

Mariko Kitajima, Akiko Tanaka, Noriyuki Kogure, and Hiromitsu Takayama*

*Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan


Metacolchicine is a new colchicinoid isolated from the tubers of Sandersonia aurantiaca. Its unique structure featuring an additional carbon unit at C-10 position was deduced from spectroscopic analyses.