It has been used to extract camptothecin and hydroxycamptothecin from Camptotheca acuminata
leaves  and isoflavones from soybean meal , which has been proved to be an effective extraction method.
Li et al., "Pyrosequencing of the Camptotheca acuminata
transcriptome reveals putative genes involved in camptothecin biosynthesis and transport," BMC Genomics, vol.
Antifungal activity of camptothecin, trifolin, and hyperoside isolated from Camptotheca acuminata
Molecular cloning and expression analysis of a gene encoding 3- hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA synthase from Camptotheca acuminata
Zu et al., "Design and performance evaluation of ionic-liquids-based microwave-assisted environmentally friendly extraction technique for camptothecin and 10-hydroxycamptothecin from samara of camptotheca acuminata
," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol.
When detached leaves were treated with ABA, F5H was found to be induced in Camptotheca acuminata
, suggesting that F5H might belong to the ABA-dependent pathway.
New camptothecin and ellagic acid analogues from the root bark of Camptotheca acuminata
. Planta Med., 70(12): 1216-21.
Recently, researchers at the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research in Houston announced impressive results treating pancreatic cancer with 9-Nitro Camptothecin (9NC), made from the Chinese Camptotheca acuminata
Known as the "tree of joy" in China, Camptotheca acuminata
may prove to be a lifesaver for thousands of cancer patients around the world, according to a story in The Forestry Source.
In fact, between 1960 and 1980, the program produced only two successful drugs, both anticancer agents: taxol from the Pacific yew (SN: 4/02/94, p.223) and a chemically-modified version of camptothecin (SN: 6/04/88, p.358), a compound from the Chinese Camptotheca acuminata
The isolation and structure of camptothecin, a novel alkaloidal leukemia and tumor inhibitor from Camptotheca acuminata
Camptothecin was originally isolated from a Chinese tree Camptotheca acuminata