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Asparagus virgatus
Cell Line ID PV-12067 C1
Media Type M2
Lowest Tolerable USDA Zone 7b
Drought Tolerance Tolerant
Availability medium
Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Genus Asparagus
Antiviral Genus Level ➡ 1 citations
Antibacterial Genus Level ➡ 1 citations
Antifungal Genus Level ➡ 1 citations
Insecticidal Genus Level ➡ 19 citations
Anticancer Genus Level
Culture Initiation Site Taastrup IC
Plant Habit Herb Perennial/Sub-Shrub
Plant Habitat Warm Temp/SubTrop
Culture Start Material Seed
Native Range South Africa
Plant Supplier Comm/Silverhill Seeds
Antiviral Citations
  1. Sidiq T, Khajuria A, Suden P, Singh S, Satti NK, Suri KA, Srinivas VK, Krishna E, Johri RK. A novel sarsasapogenin glycoside from Asparagus racemosus elicits protective immune responses against HBsAg. Immunol Lett. 2011 Mar 30;135(1-2):129-35. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imlet.2010.10.013.] Epub 2010 Oct 28. PubMed PMID: 21035507.
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Antibacterial Citations
  1. Mandal SC, Nandy A, Pal M, Saha BP. Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Asparagus racemosus willd. root. Phytother Res. 2000 Mar;14(2):118-9. PubMed PMID: 10685109.
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Antifungal Citations
  1. Wang H, Ng TB. Isolation of a novel deoxyribonuclease with antifungal activity from Asparagus officinalis seeds. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2001 Nov 23;289(1):120-4. PubMed PMID: 11708787.
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Insecticidal Citations
  1. Irie, H. et al., Chem. Comm., 1970, 1066 (Stemofoline, cryst struct, abs config) [https://doi.org/10.1039/c29700001066]
  2. Lin, W. et al., Huaxue Xuebao, 1991, 49, 1034- 1037 (4'-Hydroxystemofoline, 4'-Methoxystemofoline)
  3. Sekine, T. et al., JCS Perkin 1, 1995, 391- 393 (Asparagamine A, cryst struct) [https://doi.org/10.1039/p19950000391]
  4. Kende, A.S. et al., JACS, 1999, 121, 7431- 7432 (Isostemofoline, synth) [https://doi.org/10.1021/ja991528a]
  5. Jiwajinda, S. et al., Phytochemistry, 2001, 56, 693- 695 (Didehydrostemofoline,Didehydroisostemofoline) [https://doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9422(00)00443-X]
  6. Brem, B. et al., J. Agric. Food Chem., 2002, 50, 6383- 6388 (2'S-Hydroxystemofoline, cmr) [https://doi.org/10.1021/jf0205615]
  7. Seger, C. et al., Chem. Biodiversity, 2004, 1, 265- 279 (isol, pmr, cmr, biosynth, cryst struct)
  8. Mungkornasawakul, P. et al., J. Nat. Prod., 2004, 67, 1740- 1743 (11,12-Dihydrostemofoline) [https://doi.org/10.1021/np049791z]
  9. Sastraruji, T. et al., J. Nat. Prod., 2005, 68, 1763- 1767 (2'-Hydroxystemofolines,Stemofolenols, Stemofolinoside, 1',2'-Didehydrostemofoline N-oxide) [https://doi.org/10.1021/np050361y]
  10. Sastraruji, T. et al., Nat. Prod. Commun., 2006, 1, 813- 818 (3'S-Hydroxystemofoline)
  11. Greger, H., Planta Med., 2006, 72, 99- 113 (rev, occur, activity) [https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2005-916258]
  12. Schinnerl, J. et al., Phytochemistry, 2007, 68, 1417- 1427 (occur) [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2007.03.002]
  13. Tang, C.-P. et al., J. Nat. Prod., 2008, 71, 112- 116 (6-Hydroxystemofoline, 16-Hydroxystemofoline) [https://doi.org/10.1021/np070427k]
  14. Mungkornasawakul, P. et al., Acta Cryst. E, 2009, 65, o1878- o1879 (cryst struct)
  15. Sastraruji, K. et al., J. Nat. Prod., 2009, 72, 316- 318 (11,12-Dihydrostemofoline, synth) [https://doi.org/10.1021/np800755p]
  16. Sastraruji, T. et al., J. Nat. Prod., 2011, 74, 60- 64 (11,12-Dihydro-2-hydroxystemofoline) [https://doi.org/10.1021/np100668s]
  17. Fang, C. et al., Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 10596- 10599 (synth)
  18. Shanahan, C.S. et al., Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 7592- 7607 (synth) [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2013.03.104]
  19. Huang, P.-Q. et al., Chem. Comm., 2015, 51, 4576- 4578 (4'-Methoxystemofoline, synth)
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