DNA polymerase beta inhibitors from Baeckea gunniana.

Deng JZ, Starck SR, Hecht SM
J Nat Prod (1999), Volume 62, Page 1624
PubMed entry


Crude plant extracts were surveyed for their ability to inhibit DNA ...
Crude plant extracts were surveyed for their ability to inhibit DNA polymerase beta. A methyl ethyl ketone extract prepared from Baeckea gunniana was identified as a potent inhibitor of the enzyme. Bioassay-guided fractionation of the extract, using an assay to monitor the inhibitory potential of individual fractions toward DNA polymerase beta, led to the isolation of four active ursane and oleanane triterpenoids (1-4). Inhibitory principle 1 is a new natural product, and 2 is a novel compound. Their structures were established as 3 beta-hydroxyrus-12,19(29)-dien-28-oic acid (1) and 3 beta-hydroxyrus-18,20(30)-dien-28-oic acid (2) by spectroscopic analysis and by comparison with the data for the structurally related compound ursolic acid (4). Also isolated as a DNA polymerase beta inhibitor was oleanolic acid (3). Compounds 1-4 had IC50 values of 5.3-8.5 microM as inhibitors of polymerase beta in the presence of bovine serum albumin (BSA) and 2.5-4.8 microM in the absence of BSA.




new topics/pols set partial results complete validated


No results available for this paper.

Entry validated by:

Using Polbase tables:


Tables may be sorted by clicking on any of the column titles. A second click reverses the sort order. <Ctrl> + click on the column titles to sort by more than one column (e.g. family then name).


It is also possible to filter the table by typing into the search box above the table. This will instantly hide lines from the table that do not contain your search text.