Tumor‐inhibitory agent from Montezuma speciosissima (malvaceae)

S. D. Jolad, R. M. Wiedhopf, J. R. Cole

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The petroleum ether extract of Montezuma speciosissima Sesse and Moc. demonstrated tumor‐inhibiting properties in the P‐388 lymphocytic leukemia test system (3PS). The constituent responsible for this activity was shown to be a symmetrically substituted 2, 2′‐dinaphthol, identified as gossypol (C30H30O8).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1889-1890
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of pharmaceutical sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1975


  • Gossypol—isolated from Montezuma speciosissima, PMR, UV, IR, and mass spectra, tumor inhibitory activity
  • Montezuma speciosissima—extract, PMR, UV, IR, and mass spectra, gossypol isolated
  • Tumor inhibition—gossypol, isolated from Montezuma speciosissima, PMR, UV, IR, and mass spectra

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  • Pharmaceutical Science


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