Juan L. Maté

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Two unique chloro-pregnane steroids have been isolated from the eastern Pacific octocoral Carijoa multiflora and their structures and stereochemistries were determined on the basis of spectral studies and molecular mechanics calculations. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Pregnane steroids and their glycosides are rare in the marine environment and,(More)
The authors investigated the response to experimentally elevated water temperature in genotypes of Pocillopora damicornis from three coral reefs in the upwelling Gulf of Panama and four coral reefs in the non-upwelling Gulf of Chiriquí, Panamanian Pacific. Sea-surface temperature in the Gulf of Panama declines below 20 °C during seasonal upwelling, while in(More)
Species intolerant of changing climate might avoid extinction within refugia buffered from extreme conditions. Refugia have been observed in the fossil record but are not well documented or understood on ecological time scales. Using a 37-year record from the eastern Pacific across the two most severe El Niño events on record (1982-1983 and 1997 1998) we(More)
Two new steroids (1 and 2) and the known pregna-1,4,20-trien-3-one (3) have been isolated from the Pacific octocoral Carijoa multiflora. Compound 1 possesses a novel spiropregnane-based steroidal skeleton. The photochemical transformation of 3 into 1 allowed the assignment of the absolute configuration at C-10 of 1. The antibacterial activities of compounds(More)
[structure: see text] Biogenetically interesting polypropionate-derived metabolites 1 and 2, featuring an unprecedented skeleton, have been isolated from the sea slug Elysia diomedea. Their enantiomeric character indicates that the current spontaneous electrocyclization cascade biogenetic hypothesis for the bicyclo[4.2.0]octane core must be enzymatically(More)
[structure: see text] An unprecedented biogenetically interesting bicyclic prostanoid 1, carijenone, has been isolated from the eastern Pacific octocoral Carijoa multiflora. The C-12 oxygenated function, characteristic of the coral cyclopentanone fatty acid derivatives, is involved in the formation of a five-membered oxane ring fused to the cyclopentane(More)
Siderastrea glynni Budd & Guzmán, 1994 was erroneously erected from live colonies of S. siderea (Ellis & Solander, 1768) unintentionally transferred from the Caribbean to the Pacific side of the Isthmus of Panamá. These corals had been used in experiments conducted in the early 1980s by KH Kleemann at Urabá Island, Taboga Islands, Gulf of Panamá, at the(More)
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