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Four new alkaloids, (-)-8'-oxo-agelasine D (2), ageloxime B (3), (+)-2-oxo-agelasidine C (4), and 4-bromo-N-(butoxymethyl)-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxamide (5), and the known compound (-)-ageloxime D (1) were isolated from the marine sponge Agelas mauritiana. Their chemical structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic analysis. Compounds 1 and 3 both(More)
A new cyclic heptapeptide phakellistatin 13 (1) had been isolated from the sponge Phakellia fusca Thiele, collected at Yongxing Island of China. Its structure was elucidated as cyclo-(Pro1-Trp-Leu-Thr-Pro2-Gly-Phe) on the basis of MS, UV, IR, and high-field NMR (600 MHz) analysis. The compound was significantly cytotoxic against the human hepatoma BEL-7404(More)
Hippolachnin A (1), a polyketide possessing an unprecedented carbon skeleton with a four-membered ring, was isolated from the South China Sea sponge Hippospongia lachne. The structure was elucidated using MS and NMR spectroscopic analyses, and the absolute configuration was determined using a calculated ECD method. Hippolachnin A demonstrated potent(More)
Ten new polyhydroxysteroidal glycosides, anthenosides B-K (2-11), were isolated from the ethanol extract of the starfish Anthenea chinensis. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic studies and chemical evidence. The unprecedented carbohydrate chain 6-O-methyl-beta-d-galactofuranosyl-(1-->3)-(6-O-methyl-beta-d-galactofuranose) was present(More)
Seven new formamido-diterpenes, cavernenes A-D (1-4), kalihinenes E and F (5-6), and kalihipyran C (7), together with five known compounds (8-12), were isolated from the South China Sea sponge Acanthella cavernosa. Structures were established using IR, HRESIMS, 1D and 2D NMR, and single X-ray diffraction techniques. The isolated compounds were assessed for(More)
Four new asterosaponins, novaeguinosides A (1), B (2), C (3), and D (4), were isolated from the bioactive fraction of the starfish Culcita novaeguineae, as active compounds capable of promoting polymerization of tubulin. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic studies and chemical evidence. Compounds 1 and 3 are characterized by sulfated(More)
Four new cyclopeptides, phakellistatins 15-18 (2-5), together with five known cyclopeptides, phakellistatin 13 (1), hymenistatin 1, and hymenamides G, H, and J, were isolated from the South China Sea sponge Phakellia fusca. Their structures were elucidated by HR-ESIMS, NMR, and MALDI-TOF/TOF sequence analysis. The absolute configurations of the amino acid(More)
By activity-guided fractionation, two new sterols, 3beta,28xi-dihydroxy-24-ethylcholesta-5,23Z-dien (1) and 2a-oxa-2-oxo-5alpha-hydroxy-3,4-dinor-24-ethylcholesta-24(28)-ene (2), together with five known steroids, fucosterol (3), 24-ethylcholesta-4,24(28)-dien-3,6-dione (4), 24xi-hydroperoxy-24-vinylcholesterol (5), 24-ketocholesterol (6), 24R,28R- and 24S,(More)
Five new cyclic peptides (including four heptapeptides and one octapeptide), reniochalistatins A-E (1-5), were isolated and characterized from the marine sponge Reniochalina stalagmitis collected off Yongxing Island in the South China Sea. Their structures were assigned on the basis of HRESIMS, 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data, and MALDI-TOF/TOF data for(More)
Six new furostanol saponins (1-6), named fistulosaponins A-F, three known furostanol saponins (7-9), and seven known aromatic compounds were isolated from seeds of Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum). The structures of these compounds were characterized by spectroscopic analyses including 2D NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and acid hydrolysis. The(More)