Five new biphenyls, tababiphenyls A-E (1-5), together with five known ones (5-10), were isolated from the leaves of Nicotiana tabacum, of which compound 1 possessed a seldom reported 6-carbons unit in biphenyls. Their structures were established on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses. All compounds were tested for their anti-tobacco mosaic virus (anti-TMV) activities. The results showed that compounds 3 and 5 exhibited high anti-TMV activities with inhibition rate of 48.4% and 32.1%, respectively, which were higher than that of positive control (ningnanmycin). The other compounds also showed potential anti-TMV activities with inhibition rates in the range of 18.6-28.7%, respectively. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
1.China Tobacco Yunnan Ind Co Ltd, Key Lab Tobacco Chem Yunnan Prov, Kunming 650231, Peoples R China 2.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, State Key Lab Phytochem & Plant Resources West Ch, Kunming 650204, Peoples R China 3.Kunming Med Univ, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Kunming 650500, Yunnan, Peoples R China 4.Kunming Med Univ, Yunnan Key Lab Pharmacol Nat Prod, Kunming 650500, Yunnan, Peoples R China