Prenylcoumarin with Rev-export inhibitory activity from Cnidii Monnieris Fructus

Satoru Tamura, Toshiaki Fujitani, Masafumi Kaneko, Nobutoshi Murakami

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By use of the fission yeast expressing the model fusion protein comprised of GST, SV40 T antigen NLS, GFP, and Rev-NES in the bioassay, the prenylcoumarin osthol (1) was disclosed as the new Rev-export inhibitor from the MeOH extract of Cnidii Monnieris Fructus. Furthermore, 1 was also found to inhibit export the genuine Rev in HeLa cells by indirect fluorescent antibody technique. By the competitive experiment using the biotinylated probe 3, osthol (1) was revealed to inhibit nuclear export of Rev through a NES non-antagonistic mode. Structure-activity relationship analysis of several analogs of 1 clarified that both prenyl side chain and double bond adjacent to the lactone carbonyl residue play an important role in the Rev-export inhibitory potency of 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3717-3720
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Anti-HIV
  • Cnidium monnieri Cusson
  • Osthol
  • Prenylcoumarin
  • Rev-export inhibitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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