A toxic glycoside isolated from lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis); used as a radiotonic agent and for its digitalislike actions.
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Convallatoxin induces apoptosis in HCT116 colorectal cancer cells.
The chemical structure is clarified with [alpha]-Antiarin, [beta]-Antiarin, [alpha]-Antiosid, Antiosid, Malayosid, Convallatoxin (which is a Strophantin Rhamnosid), Desglucocheirotoxin and other compounds, most of which include Strophantin (Bisset 1962:143-51; Dolder et al.