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Aeruginosins represent a group of peptide metabolites isolated from various cyanobacterial genera and from marine sponges that potently inhibit different types of serine proteases. Members of this family are characterized by the presence of a 2-carboxy-6-hydroxyoctahydroindole (Choi) moiety. We have identified and fully sequenced a NRPS gene cluster in the(More)
The first total synthesis of aquatic peptide microcin SF608 is described. Coupling of L-Hpla with the dipeptide L-Phe-L-Choi followed by coupling with agmatine and a deprotection step gave microcin SF608. In addition, the levorotatory character of L-Hpla (5) was thoroughly established, and the conformational analysis of L-Choi containing peptides 1 and 8-10(More)
The first total syntheses of aeruginosin 298-A (1) and aeruginosin 298-B (3) are described. The syntheses of the alternative putative structures 2 and 4 were also accomplished. The key common strategic element is the stereo-controlled synthesis of (2S,3aS,6R,7aS)-6-hydroxyoctahydroindole-2-carboxylic acid (L-Choi, 5) from L-tyrosine. The synthesis of this(More)
[structure: see text] The putative structure of the naturally occurring aquatic peptide aeruginosin EI461 has been prepared from d-tyrosine. A corrected structure for aeruginosin EI461 is proposed, and the structure is proven by synthesis, which was accomplished using the new alpha-amino acid (2S,3aR,6R,7aR)-6-hydroxy-2-carboxyoctahydroindole, prepared from(More)
5H-Mebendazole and some related heterocyclic methyl carbamates were synthesized and their anthelmintic activity against Caenorhabditis elegans was determined. In order to study the influence of the heteroaromatic region with regard to the carbamate moiety on biological activity, the molecular electrostatic potentials (MEP) of all structures were calculated(More)
The anthelmintic activity of 25 compounds, most of them carbamates, was determined. The in vitro results are interesting and show that an aromatic azapentalene can replace the benzimidazole ring without loss of its biological properties. The in vivo results, however, show that the compounds are devoid of practical interest.
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