Recent studies focusing on unveiling the biological agents of Aspongopus chinensis have led to the identification of four new norepinephrine derivatives (1-4), three new sesquiterpenoids (5-7), and one new lactam (8). In addition, twenty-three known compounds have been identified, most of which were isolated from this insect for the first time. Selected members of insect-derived substances were evaluated for their biological activities against renal protection in high-glucose-induced mesangial cells and COX-2 inhibition. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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