Acylphloroglucinol, biyouyanagiol, biyouyanagin B, and related spiro-lactones from Hypericum chinense.J Nat Prod. 2009 Aug; 72(8):1447-52.JN
Biyouyanagiol (1), an acylphloroglucinol-related compound having a unique cyclopenta-1,3-dione moiety, was isolated from a Japanese traditional medicinal plant, Hypericum chinense, together with three new spiro-lactone-related derivatives, biyouyanagin B (2), 5,6-dihydrohyperolactone D (3), and 4-hydroxyhyperolactone D (4). Their structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic evidence. In a cytotoxicity assay against human cancer cell lines including multidrug-resistant (MDR) cancer cell lines, several compounds demonstrated enhanced cytotoxicity against MDR KB cells in the presence of colchicine.