Namthip Sitachitta

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Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) catalyzes the hydrolysis of bioactive fatty acid amides and esters such as the endogenous cannabinoid receptor ligands, anandamide (N-arachidonoyl-ethanolamine) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol, and the putative sleep inducing factor cis-9-octadecenoamide (oleamide). Most FAAH blockers developed to date also inhibit cytosolic(More)
Curacin A (1) is a potent cancer cell toxin obtained from strains of the tropical marine cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula found in Curaçao. Its structure is unique in that it contains the sequential positioning of a thiazoline and cyclopropyl ring, and it exerts its potent cell toxicity through interaction with the colchicine drug binding site on(More)
Trungapeptins A-C (1-3) were isolated from the marine cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula collected from Trung Province, Thailand. Their gross structures were elucidated by interpretation of spectroscopic data. The absolute configurations of the amino acids and phenyllactic acid were determined by Marfey's and chiral HPLC analyses, respectively. The relative(More)
Yanucamides A (1) and B (2) were isolated from the lipid extract of a Lyngbya majuscula and Schizothrixsp. assemblage collected at Yanuca Island, Fiji. The structures of compounds 1 and 2 were determined by spectroscopic methods. Both compounds contain a unique 2,2-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-7-octynoic acid, which has previously been described only as a component(More)
Curacin A is a potent competitive inhibitor of colchicine binding to tubulin, and it inhibits the growth of tumor cells. We prepared [(14)C]curacin A biosynthetically to investigate its interaction with tubulin. Binding was rapid, even at 0 degrees C, with a minimum k(f) of 4.4 x 10(3) M(-1) s(-1). We were unable to demonstrate any dissociation of the(More)
Mitomycin C is a natural product with potent alkylating activity, and it is an important anticancer drug and antibiotic. mitN, one of three genes with high similarity to methyltransferases, is located within the mitomycin biosynthetic gene cluster. An inframe deletion in mitN of the mitomycin biosynthetic pathway was generated in Streptomyces lavendulae to(More)
Micropeptins 88-N (1) and 88-Y (2), new 3-amino-6-hydroxy-2-piperidone (Ahp)-containing cyclic depsipeptides, were isolated from Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-88. The structures were elucidated by analyses of HRFABMS, 1D and 2D NMR spectra, and chemical degradation. Micropeptins 88-N and 88-Y inhibited chymotrypsin. The inhibitory activities were closely(More)
A collection of an undescribed marine sponge of the genus Plakortis yielded four new "polyketide-derived" metabolites, lehualides A-D (1-4). The structures of compounds 1-4 were elucidated by interpretation of spectral data. Compound 2 demonstrated cytotoxicity against an ovarian cancer cell line, while compound 4 was active against both ovarian cancer and(More)