Chelerythrine is a benzophenanthridine alkaloid extracted from the plant Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus). It is a potent, selective, and cell-permeable protein kinase C inhibitor. It is also the major active natural product found in the plant Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, exhibiting anti-bacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus.
- ^ Chelerythrine from Fermentek
- ^ Gibbons, S., Leimkugel, J., Oluwatuyi, M., & Heinrich, M. (2003). Activity of Zanthoxylum clava‐herculis extracts against multi‐drug resistant methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mdr‐MRSA). Phytotherapy Research, 17(3), 274-275.