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IUPAC name
(5S)-5-Methyl-3-[(2R,8R,13R)-2,8,13-trihydroxy-13- [(2R,5R)-5-[(1R)-1- hydroxytridecyl]-2-tetrahydrofuranyl] tridecyl]-5H-furan-2-one
111035-65-5 YesY
ChemSpider 314587 YesY
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PubChem 354398
Molar mass 596.88 g·mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Annonacin is a chemical found in some fruits such as the custard apple and soursop (and others from the family Annonaceae). It is a member of the class of compounds known as acetogenins. Some reports concluded that regular consumption in rats (3.8 and 7.6 mg per kg per day for 28 days) caused brain lesions consistent with Parkinson's disease.[1][2] However, a more recent study from 2008 states: "The powerful cytotoxicity, in vivo antitumor, pesticidal, antimalarial, anthelmintic, piscicidal, antiviral, and antimicrobial effects indicated a myriad of potentially useful applications."[3]


  1. ^ Lannuzel, A.; Michel, P. P.; Höglinger, G. U.; Champy, P.; Jousset, A.; Medja, F.; Lombès, A.; Darios, F. et al. (2003). "The Mitochondrial Complex I Inhibitor Annonacin is Toxic to Mesencephalic Dopaminergic Neurons by Impairment of Energy Metabolism". Neuroscience 121 (2): 287–296. doi:10.1016/S0306-4522(03)00441-X. PMID 14521988. 
  2. ^ Champy, P.; Höglinger, G. U.; Féger, J.; Gleye, C.; Hocquemiller, R.; Laurens, A.; Guérineau, V.; Laprévote, O. et al. (2003). "Annonacin, a Lipophilic Inhibitor of Mitochondrial Complex I, induces Nigral and Striatal Neurodegeneration in Rats: Possible Relevance for Atypical Parkinsonism in Guadeloupe". Journal of Neurochemistry 88 (1): 63–69. doi:10.1046/j.1471-4159.2003.02138.x. PMID 14675150. 
  3. ^ McLaughlin, J. L. (2008). "Paw Paw and Cancer: Annonaceous Acetogenins from Discovery to Commercial Products". Journal of Natural Products 71 (7): 1311–1321. doi:10.1021/np800191t. PMID 18598079. 

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