A new dimeric protoberberine alkaloid and other compounds from the tubers of Tinospora dentata

A new dimeric quaternary protoberberine alkaloid, bispalmatrubine (1), and thirteen known compounds (2-14) were purified from the tubers of Tinospora dentata. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic and spectrometric analytical methods. Among the isolates, eight compounds were examined for their in vitro anti-inflammatory potential and several tested alkaloids displayed moderate inhibitory effects of N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine/cytochalasin B (fMLP/CB)-induced superoxide anion generation and elastase release.