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A new 24-membered macrolide macrolactin T (1), and a new polyene delta-lactone macrolactin U (2), along with macrolactins A, B, D, O, and S, were isolated from the cultured broth of the bacterium Bacillus marinus, which was isolated from Suaeda salsa collected in the coastline of Bohai Sea of China. The structures of 1 and 2 were elucidated on the basis of(More)
Four new p-aminoacetophenonic acids, named (2E)-11-(4'-aminophenyl)-5,9-dihydroxy-4,6,8-trimethyl-11-oxo-undec-2-enoic acid (1), 9-(4'-aminophenyl)-3,7-dihydroxy-2,4,6-trimethyl-9-oxo-nonoic acid(2), (2E)-11-(4'-aminophenyl)-5,9-O-cyclo-4,6,8-trimethyl-11-oxo-undec-2-enoic acid (3) and 9-(4'-aminophenyl)-3,7-O-cyclo-2,4,6-trimethyl-9-oxo-nonoic acid(4),(More)
Fermentation of the marine-derived fungus Trichoderma asperellum, collected from the sediment of the Antarctic Penguin Island, resulted in the isolation of six new peptaibols named asperelines A-F (1-6), which are characterized by an acetylated N-terminus and a C-terminus containing an uncommon prolinol residue. Structures were determined by extensive 1D(More)
Cellular replicative capacity is a therapeutic target for regenerative medicine as well as cancer treatment. The mechanism of replicative senescence and cell immortality is still unclear. We investigated the diauxic growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and demonstrate that the replicative capacity revealed by the yeast growth curve can be understood by using(More)
Fulvic acids extracted from a typical rice-production region near Taihu Lake of China were fractionated into three fractions including F4.8, F7.0 and F11.0 (eluted by pH 4.8 buffer, pH 7.0 buffer and pH 11.0 buffer, respectively). Sorption of fulvic acid (FA) fractions onto kaolinite was studied by batch adsorption experiments, and characterizations of(More)
Biological activities of the 1,4-benzoquinone derivatives 5- O-ethylembelin ( 1) and 5- O-methylembelin ( 2) were investigated. Both of them showed antiproliferative activity against a panel of human tumor cell lines upon comparison to normal marsupial kidney cells (PtK2). They arrested HL-60 cells in the G(0)/G(1) phase of the cell cycle in a dose- and(More)
Xiamenmycin (1) is a prenylated benzopyran derivative with anti-fibrotic activity. To investigate the genetic basis of xiamenmycin biosynthesis, we performed genome mining in the xiamenmycin-producing Streptomyces xiamenensis wild-type strain 318 to identify a candidate gene cluster. The complete gene cluster, consisting of five genes, was confirmed by a(More)
Five novel dimeric naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids, shuangancistrotectorines A (3 a), B (3 b), C (4), D (5 a), and E (5 b), have been isolated from the twigs of the Chinese plant Ancistrocladus tectorius. Their absolute stereostructures were determined by spectroscopic and chiroptical methods in combination with quantum chemical CD calculations. In contrast(More)
A chemical examination of the Chinese sponge Acanthella cavernosa resulted in the isolation of three new A-ring contracted steroids, the ethyl esters of 2beta-hydroxy-4,7-diketo-A-norcholest-5-en-2-oic acid (1), 24S-ethyl-2beta-hydroxy-4,7-diketo-A-norcholest-5-en-2-oic acid (2), and 2beta-hydroxy-4,7-diketo-24R-methyl-A-norcholest-5,22(E)-dien-2-oic acid(More)