Antitumor agents from Alnus oregona (betulaceae)

K. Sheth, E. Bianchi, R. Wiedhopf, J. R. Cole

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The chloroform extract of Alnus oregona showed antitumor activity against the Walker 256 (5WA16) tumor system. Lupeol and betulin were identified as the two constituents responsible for this activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-140
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of pharmaceutical sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1973


  • Alnus oregona (Betulaceae)—isolation and identification of two antitumor constituents, lupeol and betulin
  • Antitumor activity—isolation and identification of lupeol and betulin as antitumor constituents from Alnus oregona
  • Betulin—antitumor agent identified from Alnus oregona
  • Lupeol—antitumor agent identified from Alnus oregona

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science


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