Antibacterial and antifungal polyine compounds from Glehnia littoralis ssp. leiocarpa

H. Matsuura, G. Saxena, S. W. Farmer, R. E.W. Hancock, G. H.N. Towers

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

83 Citations (Scopus)


Glehnia littoralis F. Schmidt ssp. leiocarpa (Mathias) Hult. (Apiaceae), a species of ethnopharmacological interest in British Columbia, has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Antibacterial and antifungal compounds include two hitherto unreported polyine compounds, (9Z)1,9-heptadecadiene-4,6-diyne-3,8,11-triol and (10E)1,10-heptadecadiene-4,6-diyne-3,8,9-triol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-259
Number of pages4
JournalPlanta Medica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Apiaceae
  • Glehnia littoralis
  • antibiotic activity
  • traditional medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry

Cite this