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Structure of humistratin: a novel cardenolide from the sandhill milkweed Asclepias humistrata
Author(s): S. Nishio, M. S. Blum, J. V. Silverton and R. J. Highet
Journal: Journal of Organic Chemistry
Article Topic(s): Chemistry
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Sandhill
Species Referenced: Asclepias humistrata (Pinewoods milkweed),
AbstractDescribes the chemical structure of humistratin, a cardenolide isolated from leaves and stems of Asclepias humistrata. Cardenolides are one group of plant secondary compounds that insects eating the plants sequester as a defense mechanism from predators. Larvae of monarch butterflies are an example of insects that use cardenolides.
Suggested CitationS. Nishio, M. S. Blum, J. V. Silverton and R. J. Highet. "Structure of humistratin: a novel cardenolide from the sandhill milkweed Asclepias humistrata." Journal of Organic Chemistry 47.11 (1982): 2154-2157.