Lucidumol D, a new lanostane-type triterpene from fruiting bodies of Reishi (<i>Ganoderma lingzhi</i>)

<p>A new lanostane-type triterpenoid, lucidumol D (<b>1</b>) was isolated from the fruiting bodies of <i>Ganoderma lingzhi</i>. Its structure was elucidated on the basis of extensive 1D- and 2D-NMR studies as well as mass spectrometry. The cytotoxicity of lucidumol D against proliferation of several cancer cells were assayed by using MTT method and the obtained result suggested selective anti-proliferative and cytotoxic effects against MCF-7, HepG2, HeLa, Caco-2, and HCT-116. In comparison to lucidumol C (<b>2</b>) isolated previously by our group, the structure-activity relationship indicated that carbonyl function at C-11 is necessary to enhance the cytotoxicity.</p>