Zinagrandinolides A-C, cytotoxic delta-elemanolide-type sesquiterpene lactones from Zinnia grandiflora.J Nat Prod. 2006 Dec; 69(12):1820-2.JN
Three new delta-elemanolide-type sesquiterpene lactones, zinagrandinolides A-C (1-3), and the known delta-elemanolide 4 have been isolated by a bioassay-guided fractionation of a cytotoxic hexane extract of the aerial parts of Zinnia grandiflora. The structures of 1-3 were determined on the basis of high-resolution mass and NMR data. All compounds exhibited strong cytotoxicity against the cancer cell lines NCI-H460, MCF-7, SF-268, and MIA Pa Ca-2 and the normal human fibroblast cell type WI-38, but none showed significant selectivity.